Existing Drug May Treat Colitis

According to recent research conducted at the University of Alberta, a drug that is currently used to treat patients suffering from leukemia has shown signs of reversing colitis symptoms. Shairaz Baksh, researcher at Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry said, “the treatment reversed the symptoms of colitis, we are on the cusp of a new treatment for this condition that affects 150,000 Canadians. We are pretty excited about the impact of this finding.” Researchers will continue to work on the new findings while also experimenting with other drugs to find a cure for colitis. More here

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