AmSurg Partner Dr. Bruce Yacyshyn and His Research Team Discovered Biomarkers for IBD

AmSurg Partner Bruce Yacyshyn, M.D., University Endoscopy Center, and his research team at theUniversity of Cincinnati identified a number of biomarkers for inflammatory bowel disease, which could help with earlier diagnosis and intervention in those who have not yet shown symptoms.

Yacyshyn and his team used the Department of Defense Serum Repository (DoDSR) to identify these markers. The DoDSR is a biological repository operated by the U.S. Department of Defense and containing more than 50 million human serum specimens, collected primarily from applicants to and members of the U.S. uniformed services. This finding was presented by staff from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Digestive Disease Week 2013, held on May 18-21 in Orlando, Fla.

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