New Crohn’s disease treatments could be on the horizon

Fox News reported on UBC research that found the hormone receptors in mouse cells that could stimulate the growth of fibrosis, the thickening and scarring of tissue that can damage the intestines of people with Crohn’s disease.

The findings could provide a new target for drugs to help treat the complications.

“If you can reverse this, you’ve essentially found a way to promote regeneration rather than degeneration,” said lead author Bernard Lo, a PhD candidate at the UBC Biomedical Research Centre.