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Welcome to IBD Partners Research Ideas Page!

In this area you will be able to:

  • Propose, vote on, and discuss research ideas
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  • 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!

What other inflammatory diseases are expressed in UC and Crohn's sufferers?

My sister found out she has vasculitis along with crohn's (both are inflammatory diseases). What is co-incidence and how prevalent? This would be something we could figure out with the right questions and by mining this data. Armed with this info we can be prepared for other potential problems.

last activity about 2 months ago
15    1

What is the link between gum disease and colitis?

last activity 5 months ago
0    4
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What is the reason for the increased Incidence of Ibd for Jews?

It would be useful for those of us with jewish ancestry for our kids

last activity over 3 years ago
4    1
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What is the relationship between morbid obesity and future development of IBD? What is the relationship between weight loss surgery and future development of IBD?

Obesity appears to be a pro-inflammatory condition. Is it a trigger in some way, and how, if any does weight loss surgery factor into IBD?

last activity 8 months ago
1    0
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I'd like to see a study that investigates the children of male amd female Vietnam vers exposed to agent orange. I was the ONLY member of my family with UC/Chrohns. Now me + my daughters. My dad is a

Chemicals are been proven to alter DNA. Can this altered DNA result in chronic illness in unborn children? How will it affect our future generations? My descendents?

last activity over 2 years ago
1    1
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Being adopted in the early 70's when closed adoptions were the norm, I have not gone to any lengths to find my bio couple. I have never needed to. I have wonderful parents and sibs (also adopted).

This is important because my brother has insane heart problems, I was healthy until auto-immune took over at 25...I can't help but wonder if this is genetic and will my 15 year be in the 20% risk-group? Would YOU, as a patient, try to find out more from your bio couple?

last activity about 3 years ago
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Are their any links between Crohns patients and their family having history of Autism including children?

last activity over 2 years ago
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