Cracking the Case of Crohn’s
Immunoproteomics offer a new diagnostic test – and potentially a route to better understanding of the disease
William Aryitey |
Abdominal pain, diarrhea, anemia, weight loss... all symptoms of Crohn’s disease. But the cause? It has eluded pathologists and clinicians since the illness was first described over a century ago. Now, researchers at Arizona State University and the Mayo Clinic have teamed up to create an autoantibody biomarker panel for the condition (1) – one that may not only help unveil new diagnostics for the condition, but possibly even pave the way to discovering its roots.
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