Research Ideas  

Welcome to IBD Partners Research Ideas Page!

In this area you will be able to:

  • Propose, vote on, and discuss research ideas
  • View current studies
  • View published research

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You are an active participant in  IBD Partners research prioritization process! Have you ever had a question about IBD that you wish science could answer? Tell us what research is important to you!

Here, you can submit a research idea to the community, cast your votes, and discuss research ideas proposed by other members. Please make your research question as specific as possible. Other members will vote on your research idea, and we will prioritize research ideas with the most votes.

You are allowed to vote for your own proposed research idea if you want. However, you can only vote for a total of five research ideas. If you have already cast your five votes and an idea you like even more is proposed, you can change your votes at any time to reflect your current preferences.

The research team will review all submitted ideas and provide a response to you and to the community. If your idea leads to an IBD Partners Study, you will have the opportunity to serve as a patient collaborator on the research team for that study.

We encourage you to prioritize the ideas that are most important to you, even if the research team determines that your idea is not a good fit for IBD Partners. We will share ideas labeled “Not a Good Fit” with researchers outside of our network when appropriate. We want to make sure all of your votes count!

Thanks for your participation in this important platform to help the IBD research community understand what research questions are important to patients. We are passionate about finding answers to your questions!

Proposed Idea              

Propose a study on cattle and poultry fed with GMO products which in turn can infect the animals. Testing of the level of infection within the products derived such as milk, eggs, beef and chicken.

Understand how the human food supply is affected by the feed being provided to the animals which we consume products from.

last activity over 3 years ago
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Proposed Idea              

Is there a correlation between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Crohn's Disease later in life.

In my understanding there is a strong correlation between ACEs and auto-immune illnesses. I wonder if the same correlation is maintained when focusing on Crohn's Disease.

last activity 7 months ago
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Proposed Idea              

Is there a correlation between the incidence of Crohn's Disease in those whose homes use well water?

I became ill, and was eventually diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, after 2 yrs of living in homes with well water.

last activity over 2 years ago
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Proposed Idea              

Does mercury play a role in IBD? Are people who have IBD more sensitive to mercury?

I think this is a very ignored problem and there is a great lack of research about how mercury affects different individuals. There is an amount that is classified as safe but is there a genetic factor also that causes different people to react differently or cause or aggravate disease in certain genetic subjects?

last activity almost 5 years ago
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