Navigation Links
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Opens DNA Data Bank
Date:9/24/2009

Powerful New Resource to Advance Understanding of Disease Genetics

New York, New York (Vocus) September 24, 2009 -- The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation today announced the launch of its DNA Data Bank, a newly created resource containing DNA samples and detailed phenotype data on a large number of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients. Enhancing research into genetic markers and determinants that affect risk for these diseases (collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease or IBD), is a priority for researchers seeking to understand the underlying disease process in order to improve disease treatment and prevention.

"At the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation we believe that genetic research has the potential to advance our understanding of the etiologies and natural histories of the various forms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis," says Marjorie Merrick, Vice President of Research for the Foundation. "The launch of the DNA Data Bank symbolizes that we are within reach of our long term goal of improving treatment and minimizing the overall impact of Crohn's and colitis."

Affecting over 1.4 million Americans of all ages, lifetime risk for developing IBD is 10 to 20 times higher for close family members (siblings or offspring) of persons with IBD than it is for the general population. This strongly suggests that genetic factors may play an important role in determining whether an individual develops IBD.

Blood samples were obtained from patients with well-characterized Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Samples were then collected from each patient's parents, or, if one or both parents we
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Encourages More Virtual Event Participants: Thousands Already Helped Foundation Raise Funds for Research & Support Legislation
2. Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Issues Annual Report
3. New Source of Information on Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Medications
4. Bruce E. Katz, M.D. of Juva Skin & Laser Center Pioneers "The Madonna Lift" Fractional Eyelift Procedure
5. Luxury Bed Maker Hstens Introduces Mindspa iPhone™ Application
6. Phoenix Children's Hospital Significantly Reduces Costs with Orion Health™ Technology
7. New Poll Shows Values Voters in Lockstep on the ‘Moral Implications' of Health Care Reform
8. Appointment-Plus Introduces Text-Ding™ Automated Text Message Appointment Reminders
9. More Sleep & Less Sex - A Losing Combination
10. LeBow & Associates Moves to New Office in Manhattan
11. Online Sign Making from Genuinesigns.com Just Got Faster, Easier, & Greener with its New Revolutionary System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Opens DNA Data Bank 
(Date:7/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... 24/7 Care ... Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino, recently announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ... system of home health care providers. 24/7 Care At Home’s agency is one of ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... OncLive®’s ... UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) mutually agreed to collaborate on ... OncLive’s editorial and marketing groups will help spread the news about the center’s ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... Glidewell Laboratories, industry-leading ... of Inclusive™ magazine, its multimedia publication focused on implant dentistry, is now available ... issue, Volume 6, Issue 2, as well as past issues of the dental ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... FL (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... On ... than $2 billion in taxpayer money to fund the state’s large prison system, which ... country with the highest rates of incarceration. In light of President Obama’s recent reduction ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 30, 2015 , ... Gummy ... including lip lowering, gum contouring and surgery, as well as the patented gum depigmentation ... that has made him popular with many patients from around the world. , “Like ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:24/7 Care At Home Earns a 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) 2Health News:UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Teams with OncLive® as a Strategic Alliance Partner 2Health News:UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Teams with OncLive® as a Strategic Alliance Partner 3Health News:UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Teams with OncLive® as a Strategic Alliance Partner 4Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Puts Out Latest Issue of Dental Implant Magazine Inclusive™ 2Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Puts Out Latest Issue of Dental Implant Magazine Inclusive™ 3Health News:Glidewell Laboratories Puts Out Latest Issue of Dental Implant Magazine Inclusive™ 4Health News:Florida Questions Its Spending on Punitive Incarceration in Light of Exorbitant Costs for Non Violent Offenders 2Health News:Florida Questions Its Spending on Punitive Incarceration in Light of Exorbitant Costs for Non Violent Offenders 3Health News:Gummy Smile Dentist, Alex Farnoosh DMD, is Now Offering Comprehensive Treatment Options for Gummy Smiles 2
... In its efforts to promote Kerala as an ideal destination for ... in the US, Britain, Dubai, Muscat, Kuwait, Sri Lanka and the ... it has to be systematic and we have asked the CII ... the policy and when we announce it shortly we would become ...
... outbreak in the Sydney CBD is linked to the Royal ... suspect//. However, they could not confirm the link. ... bacteria belonging to the Legionella family, Legionella pneumophilia, have been ... in the Circular Quay area on New Year's Eve. ...
... University and pediatric specialists at Baylor College of Medicine have ... as passkeys that allows drugs to enter cancer cells. ... of the journal Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry. ,All ... Cell walls, or membranes, form a protective cocoon around the ...
... Hopkins Researchers have shown that a drug commonly used ... engineered mice with Marfan syndrome and also prevents muscle ... ,The results are reported online this week at Nature ... Harry "Hal" Dietz, M.D., discovered that treating Marfan mice ...
... took more control over choosing their breast cancer surgeon were ... surgeons and at a hospital affiliated with an accredited cancer ... or their health plan, according to a study led by ... ,The study looked at 1,844 women recently diagnosed with ...
... to have a beneficial effect on the health of men. Some ... the following // ,Vegetables like tomatoes, carrot, garlic and whole ... like oysters, shrimps and deep sea fish has the similar effect ... and nutrients and also help in secretion of gastric acid. The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Buckyballs Used as 'Passkey' into Cancer Cells 2Health News:Common BP Drug Treats Muscular Dystrophy 2Health News:Common BP Drug Treats Muscular Dystrophy 3Health News:Are Women Seeing the Most Experienced Breast Cancer Surgeons? 2
(Date:7/30/2015)... 30, 2015  NanoSmart Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private ... received Orphan Drug Designation from the Food and ... that uses NanoSmart,s proprietary drug delivery platform. The ... the treatment of Ewing,s sarcoma, a rare type ... Orphan Drug Designation on the basis of a ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Anything Technologies Media, Inc. ... Frontier Indoor Garden Solutions (FIGS), www.frontiergarden.com ... and the Project Manager for a My Compassion ... American Group located in Alaska.  The project will ... its finance Teaming Partners. The first phase of ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015  Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ) ... webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific ... quarter 2015 financial results and provide a corporate update. ... Global Select Market closes that day. The ... domestic callers and 914.495.8552 for international callers. Please specify ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:NanoSmart Receives Second FDA Orphan Drug Designation for Treatment of Pediatric Cancer 2Frontier Indoor Garden Solutions announced as Horticultural Supplier and Project Manager for Alaskan Tribal Medical Marijuana Grow Facility 2Frontier Indoor Garden Solutions announced as Horticultural Supplier and Project Manager for Alaskan Tribal Medical Marijuana Grow Facility 3Arena Pharmaceuticals to Host Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Corporate Update Conference Call and Webcast on Wednesday, August 5 2Arena Pharmaceuticals to Host Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Corporate Update Conference Call and Webcast on Wednesday, August 5 3Arena Pharmaceuticals to Host Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results and Corporate Update Conference Call and Webcast on Wednesday, August 5 4
... Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR ) today announced ... Health Care Conference. Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference ... 2:00 p.m. ET A ... at http://www.avanir.com . About Avanir Pharmaceuticals, ...
... 2011  Cara Therapeutics, Inc. today announced the initiation ... an oral formulation of its peptide-based, kappa opioid ... trial is expected to enroll up to 60 ... evaluate the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and safety profile of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cara Therapeutics Initiates Phase I Study with Oral Formulation of Novel Peripherally-Acting Kappa Opioid Agonist 2
Reptilase-Time from Bothrops atrox...
Pefakit PiCT UFH Controls...
Pefakit PiCT LMWH Calibrators...
APTT (Ellagic Acid) - 10 ml...
Medicine Products: