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Decade in review—IBD

IBD—genes, bacteria and new therapeutic strategies

Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology volume 11, pages 652654 (2014) | Download Citation

IBD is known to be associated with an abnormal response to an unbalanced gut microbiota in genetically predisposed individuals. The therapeutic goal now is to control progression of the disease. Given the heterogeneity of IBD, the two universes of basic and clinical science must work in parallel to realize the hope of personalized therapy.

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  1. Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, 1428 Madison Avenue, NY 10029, USA.

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J.-F.C. has served as consultant, advisory board member or speaker for Abbvie, ABScience, Amgen, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Celltrion, Danone, Ferring, Genentech, Giuliani SPA, Given Imaging, Janssen, Immune Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Millenium Pharmaceuticals, Nutrition Science Partners, Pfizer. Prometheus Laboratories, Protagonist Therapeutics, Receptos, Sanofi, Schering Plough, Second Genome, Takeda, Teva Pharmaceuticals, UCB Pharma, Vertex and Dr August Wolff.

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