£1.8 million award to boost Crohn's disease research

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An international philanthropic trust has awarded significant funding to aid scientists' understanding of the currently incurable condition known as Crohn's disease.

The £1.8 million award to the University of Edinburgh will help improve how experts monitor and determine outcomes for the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects some 120,000 people in the UK.

The disease leads to painful inflammation and ulcers forming on the lining of the gut, with many patients having to undergo multiple operations during their lifetime.

Funding comes from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust - a US-based charity committed to improving lives.

Helmsley's Crohn's Disease Program aims to find a cure for the disease and to enhance patients' quality of life.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga

Source: news-medical.net

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