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FINDING THE ROOT CAUSE ... Stanford Children's Health has launched its new Center for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Celiac Disease, thanks to an anonymous $70 million donation, according to a March 28 Stanford news release. Led by Dr. Michael J. Rosen, the new center allows researchers to increase care for children suffering from both diseases. "The joint services we offer will give children from birth to age 22 the best chance to live full and productive lives," Rosen said in a statement. The center will bring together scientists from multiple areas of study at the university, including microbiome science, human immunology, genetics, epithelial biology, biomedical engineering and data science. This collaborative work can make a real difference in the coming years by improving our ability to personalize treatment, curate biospecimens and patient-reported outcomes data for the world's investigators and develop clear guidance on which drugs are the safest and most effective for each child," Rosen said. The center also has received financial support from National Institutes of Health grants and foundation-funded research programs. To learn more about the center, visit

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