$9.7M NIH Grant Awarded to Study Link Between Crohn’s Disease and Immune System

$9.7M NIH Grant Awarded to Study Link Between Crohn’s Disease and Immune System
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have received a five-year renewal program project grant totaling $9.7 million to study how the immune system can lead to the development of Crohn's disease, which may put researchers on the right track for developing a cure for the disease. The grant has been awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institute of Health. Although it was previously thought that excess stress and diet could lead to the development of Crohn's disease, researchers now believe that while these may worsen the symptoms, they are not a direct cause of the disease, and a combination of genetics and a faulty
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