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Mount Sinai researchers claim to have discovered new measures to predict risk for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.(ANI)

Study discovers new measures to predict risk of bowel diseases

Washington | By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kale
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Mount Sinai researchers claim to have discovered new measures to predict risk for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
The presence of Malassezia was linked to a common variation in a gene known to be important for immunity to fungi - a genetic signature more common in patients with Crohn’s disease than the healthy population.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The presence of Malassezia was linked to a common variation in a gene known to be important for immunity to fungi - a genetic signature more common in patients with Crohn’s disease than the healthy population.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Fungus linked to dandruff may worsen bowel disease

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2019 11:03 AM IST
Malassezia restricta yeasts found in oily skin and scalp follicles are linked to several skin conditions. These microscopic fungi also often end up in the gut.
Microbial communities are critical in maintaining intestinal health.(Shutterstock)
Microbial communities are critical in maintaining intestinal health.(Shutterstock)

Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s have been linked to this virus

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2018 10:41 AM IST
Inflammatory Bowel Disease poses significant health burdens worldwide and has inspired intense investigation into the environmental factors causing persistent inflammation of the intestine.
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