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Gel ‘eases inflammatory bowel problems’

A gel that “sticks” to affected tissue and delivers medicine gradually over time could help treat some inflammatory bowel problems, researchers say. Patients with ulcerative colitis often have to rely on medicine given by enema, but this can be uncomfortable, messy and inconvenient. Now a US team has developed a hydrogel that attaches to ulcers and slowly releases a drug to help treat them.
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