University of Toronto Scientist Awarded $2M to Study Environment’s Impact on IBD

University of Toronto Scientist Awarded $2M to Study Environment’s Impact on IBD
University of Toronto professor of immunology has received a $2 million grant for her research into environmental changes and autoimmune disease, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), among South Asian Canadians. "Canada has among the highest rates of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world. Increasingly we are seeing families new to Canada developing IBD for the first time," said Mina Mawani, president and CEO of Crohn's and Colitis Canada. "This research will shed new light as to how our Canadian environment and diet contribute to the development of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and brings us closer to new ways to prevent and treat these diseases affecting nearly 250,000 Canadians." The grant awarded Professor Jennif
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  1. Jay Smith says:

    This study is interesting, but the researchers never considered that it’s the infection, most likely MAP, that’s making these cells deaf to messages from the good bacteria…..! I believe they were not able to induce a complete remission when stimulating the cells with these messages – so this mechanism doesn’t play a central role in Crohn’s, the infection does…..! it’s like trying to heal a wound without taking out the splinter…..!

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