Friday, October 22, 2010

Advances in Crohn's Disease research

Below is a link that should take you to a free archived Webinar about advances in Crohn's Disease research held by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation. I thought many of those with the bowel disease of Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome might be interested. I need to listen to the whole thing again before I comment much. It's very technical and to be honest, I was kind of in a rush. I need to sit down and soak it all in. I was, however, interested in the genetics research going on. As the GI world is one we still need to tackle, I can't help but wonder if those studying the genetics of Crohn's are even aware of Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome or are even looking at any genes that might be related to the protien blocs that are affected in HPS. Things that make you go hmmmmm......

If only we had more funding. While it's important to keep up the momentum in the lung world, since it's the lung disease of HPS that is fatal and for which there are no treatments - I can't help but think we're missing a potential peice of the puzzle because so little is being done with the GI issues.

Enough of my rambling for now though. Here's the link:

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