Broad Researchers Identify Bacterial Groups Associated with Crohn’s

In a recent study by Helmsley grantee the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, researchers identified how the intestinal microbial population of Crohn’s disease patients differs from that of individuals free of inflammatory bowel disease.

Revealing an increase in harmful bacteria and a decrease in beneficial microbes among Crohn’s patients, the findings in this latest Broad Institute study bring scientists closer to developing microbiome-based IBD therapies in the future.

Read more about the analysis of microbial populations in Crohn’s patients at scientificamerican.com.