International researchers are teaming up to explore what factors lead to Crohn's disease. Many questions remain about the autoimmune disorder that is difficult to manage and incurable. Scientists from Canada and Scotland are coordinating efforts to uncover why Crohn's disease is on the rise. The scientists are looking at families for help understanding IBD.
The hope is that understanding how Crohn's disease develops will lead to better treatments. Crohn's disease has doubled in young people in Scotland every decade for the past 40-years.