IPODD ... EU research project on IBD

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.

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EFCCA breaking news nr.8 /2011


Brussels, 19 May 2011

The sky is cloudy but weather forecasts are not very bad… fingers crossed.

9.45 AM – Marco Greco, Isabella Haaf and myself enter the Berlaymont building a little bit excited.

At 10.00 AM - Mrs Darmanin the head of the Cabinet of the Commissioner on Health and Consumers’ protection, Mr Dalli, is waiting for us.

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EFCCA breaking news nr. 4/2011

Adoption of the Code of Conduct removes the last barrier to the formal conclusion of the UNCRPD

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which entered into force on 3 May 2008, is the first human rights Convention signed by the EU. All EU Member States have signed the UNCRPD and a majority has signed its Optional Protocol too. The next step, ratification, is underway. Until now, 16 Member States have deposited their instruments of ratification at the UN Headquarters.

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World IBD Day 2015

This year more than 40 countries across the globe  joined  together in a unified effort to raise awareness about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis in honor of  World IBD Day, held every year on May 19. This year’s efforts centered around a global video campaign encouraging anyone impacted by IBD to share their story in a short video with the unifying theme of  “United We Stand.”  Worldwide, five million people live with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. 

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