• Research Blog

    This blog has been compiled by 5 trainee paediatric gastroenterologists who are all actively involved in research into paediatric inflammatory bowel disease:

    • Dr Fiona Cameron, University of Edinburgh (CICRA fellow)
    • Dr Ed Giles, Queen Mary University of London (CICRA fellow)
    • Dr Paul Henderson, University of Edinburgh
    • Dr Tony Wiskin, University of Southampton (ex-CICRA fellow)
    • Tracy Coelho, University of Southampton

    Links are provided to the free abstracts of each article, but full access may require a fee for those without institutional privileges.

    Many thanks to Richard Hansen who has put together this blog for the last few years. He has recently started as a consultant in Glasgow so we send him our congratulations and wish him good luck in his new job. We welcome Tracy Coelho – a new CICRA fellow to the blog. He has started a PhD in Southampton to investigate how defects identified by genetic screening affect immune function.

    Latest Blog

    12.03.15 What makes some patients with Crohn’s different?

    XIAP variants in male Crohn’s disease Zeissig et al, Gut, Jan 2015 Immune function defects have been described in patients with IBD and may contribute to the development of intestinal inflammation. Several genes regulating the immune system have been implicated, but the clinical presentation across patients is often determined by the architecture of the individual’s […]

    11.25.15
    Immune cells save our good bacteria: New research reveals how T cells are taught not to attack our beneficial microbiota
    09.30.15
    A new oral drug for treating Crohn’s disease?
    08.26.15
    Can we use gut bacteria to predict how well we are?
    07.22.15
    Vitamin D as a novel therapy in inflammatory bowel disease: new hope or false dawn?
    07.07.15
    Potential new treatment in Crohn’s disease – too good to be true?
    06.17.15
    Treatment with Infliximab may also be making your bones stronger
    05.13.15
    Viruses in IBD – the new front-line in microbiota research?
    04.22.15
    A new drug for resistant Crohn’s disease
    04.06.15
    Exercise and chance of disease flare up