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$6.75 million awarded to Case Western Reserve to study IBD
Date:12/20/2011

roject Grant funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases since 2006 to study IBD," commented Dr. Cominelli, who also hold the Hermann Menges, Jr. Chair in Internal Medicine.

The team is working to develop a novel therapeutic drug target in order to manipulate the immune system. Based on the data, they hope to begin to develop a cure for Crohn's disease in five to 10 years.

The team directed by Dr. Cominelli is comprised of Derek Abbott, MD, assistant professor of pathology and Dr. Theresa Pizarro, PhD, associate professor of pathology, both at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and Dr. Klaus Ley, head of the Inflammation Division at the La Jolla Institute of Allergy & Immunology in San Diego.


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