The EU project IPODD takes a pragmatic approach to IBDs by focusing on the final stages of gut damage.
Sergio Pistoi, IPODD Public Information Officer*
If criminals were behind inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), it would be a band of terrorists, not lonely felons. Dozens of predisposing genes, the immune system and maybe tens of other unknown factors conspire to determine IBDs. There is no puppeteer pulling the strings in these diseases but,rather,an articulate network of causes that ultimately leads to chronic inflammation and damage.