Intestinal diseases with unknown cause
More than 50,000 Danes suffer from one of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The diseases are chronic and it is very difficult for doctors and researchers to predict which treatment is the best and how the disease progresses.
Professor Tine Jess is head of a new basic research center at Aalborg University, which will investigate a number of factors such as intestinal microfauna, diet and drug consumption systematically and compare them with the extensive Danish health registries to understand causes of diseases and find better ways to treat them.
It is Science Journalist Jens Degett from Science Stories who interviews Professor Tine Jess from the Center for Molecular Prediction of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (PREDICT).