A novel twist on gold standard nutritional treatment for pediatric IBD could lead to longer-term remission
The Gut4Health team at BC Children's Hospital has put a novel twist on a gold standard nutritional treatment for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. A prebiotic formulation could lead to longer-term remission and improve outcomes for children with IBD.
Fasting may help ward off bacterial infections according to study in mice
Fasting before and during exposure to Salmonella enterica bacteria protects mice from developing a full-blown infection, in part due to changes in the animals’ gut microbiomes, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens by Dr. Bruce Vallance and colleagues.
Congratulations CIHR Spring 2021 Project Grant Recipients!
BC Children’s and BC Women’s investigators received more than $6 million in new research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Grants Spring 2021 competition.
Specialized immune cells could help repair damage from inflammatory bowel disease in children
A new study suggests that specialized immune cells that dampen inflammation and help repair the gut could be used as a potential therapy for children dealing with the painful symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease.
Uncovering the power of a single layer of cells: Vallance Lab researchers study the intestinal epithelium to improve care for kids with inflammatory bowel diseases
A layer of tissue that’s only a single cell thick is all that that separates our intestines from the world of microbes living inside our gut. Until recently, scientists believed this layer, which is called the intestinal epithelium, was just a simple protective barrier.
Congratulations CIHR Grant Recipients!
Congratulations to the BC Children's and BC Women's investigators who were awarded funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Putting Crohn’s and colitis under the microscope: Q&A with Shauna Crowley
Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are gastrointestinal autoimmune diseases that can make it difficult for children to enjoy everyday activities and absorb the nutrients they need to grow. The researchers in Dr. Bruce Vallance’s lab at BC Children’s Hospital are dedicated to understanding why these debilitating diseases occur and how they can be treated.