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noun \ri-ˈsərch, ˈrē-ˌ\

1) Careful or diligent search; 2) studious inquiry or examination; especially: investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws; 3) the collecting of information about a particular subject

Research, through basic, translational, and clinical science, including online studies and surveys, is key to gaining better understanding of and finding more treatments for functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders. Support of this critical process is at the core of what we do here at IFFGD and we hope that you will continue to join us! 
Help advance research for IBS from home
Want to take part in IBS research but don't have any studies near you, or struggle to leave the house? Two online research studies are currently seeking participants to help gain understanding of the condition. You can help advance science from anywhere! 

Another new cosponsor for 
HR 842! 
We are pleased to announce that Representative Peter King of New York's 2nd District has signed on to cosponsor the Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders Research Enhancement Act! This brings the total number of supporters for HR 842 to 20! You can thank Representative King or contact your own Representative about this key piece of legislation any time by clicking our link below.    

Understanding colorectal cancer and continence
Cancer of the colon and rectum is the third most common cancer in the U.S. Treatment for the condition can be life-saving for some cases, but can also affect the function of the bowels, including continence. Learn more about the basics of both colorectal cancer and continence to understand the effects and what techniques can be used to help manage bowel incontinence after surgery. 

Poll: How are your FGIMD symptoms during back-to-school time? 
In our last poll, 12% of you said you were of school age (17 or younger) when you were diagnosed with your functional GI or motility disorder. So now we are wondering, how are your symptoms during back-to-school season?  Better? Worse?  Take our poll now and let us know!    

Research opportunity for individuals with rare genetic diseases
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences Human Genetics Cell Repository is conducting a study to learn more about rare genetic diseases, including genetic GI and motility disorders like mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalopathy. If you or someone you know has a rare genetic GI condition, this is a wonderful opportunity to help gain understanding into less prevalent chronic digestive conditions.

IFFGD, a nonprofit organization, and its grassroots arm, the Digestive Health Alliance (DHA), rely on donor support to fund research and to provide reliable information and support to those affected by functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders.


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