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The MAP Gap Newsletter | October 2017

Read all the latest news and research about Mycobacterium avium  subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) and the treatment of Crohn’s and other MAP-driven diseases.

Human Paratuberculosis Foundation is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date MAP information to assist healthcare professionals and patients around the world to make informed decisions about their treatment. We are grateful for the support of this community and look forward to taking this journey together.

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Consensus Article from the 2017 MAP Conference

Human Para is pleased to share the consensus article from the 2017 MAP conference in Philadelphia. This effort represents a historic collaboration of the world’s experts on Mycobacterium avium spp. paratuberculosis (MAP), who are concerned about the impact of MAP on human health. The goal of this collaboration is to advance better treatment options for patients suffering from MAP-driven conditions.

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Upcoming Events May 17, 2018 Denver, North Carolina Crohn's Warrior Valerie Joly and Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club will be hosting a Fight for the Cure Golf Tournament on May 17, 2018.  All proceeds will benefit Human Para in their quest to fund...

Educational Pack for Patients

Human Paratuberculosis Foundation has created an information pack designed with patients in mind. This downloadable pack, containing links to the latest research and resources on MAP science, can be printed or sent in electronic format. Presented in a brief, easy to read format, it provides an introduction to MAP in Crohn’s and other diseases, discusses detection rates, and sets out therapeutic options including clinical trials. A full page of additional resources follows, concluding with a short synopsis about the Human Para organization. This can be used to help you prepare to get the most out of your next visit with your healthcare professional. Understanding your condition and the latest research can increase your chances of improving and maintaining your health.

Request for Research Proposals

Human Paratuberculosis Foundation is pleased to announce that it is seeking research proposals from qualified applicants that will advance our knowledge about the role that Mycobacterium avium spp. paratuberculosis (MAP) plays in human disease. MAP has been detected in significantly higher numbers in patients with Crohn’s disease, Type 1 Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Sarcoidosis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Psoriasis, and emerging research indicates that MAP may be involved in other conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Blau Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. It has been shown that patients with these conditions have genetic vulnerabilities which may hinder the immune system’s ability to correctly recognize pathogens, predisposing them to bacteria such as MAP.

Human Para now seeks to sponsor innovative research projects which will add to our understanding of MAP’s role in human disease. For further details and instructions on how to submit a proposal, please see the Application Instructions.

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