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Dr. Ver Heul participates in Crohn’s disease research published in Science

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Dr. Ver Heul is a key contributor on a team seeking to understand how healing and inflammation become dysregulated in inflammatory bowel disease. The team recently found that a fungus found in many foods like cheese and meat can colonize injured intestinal tissue in patients with Crohn’s Disease, which impairs healing and leads to more inflammation. Beyond inflammatory bowel disease, these findings may inform the search for similar factors in other inflammatory disorders at mucosal surfaces such as asthma.