An easier diagnosis may be coming for ulcerative colitis patients, as researchers at Georgia State University recently used a special type of spectroscopy to examine the blood serum of mice with the disease.
For those of you that don’t know, a spectroscopy is a scientific measurement technique to accurately identify and quantify certain materials in the body.
In their findings, the scientists used an infrared spectroscopy, and they found nine different peaks of absorption that could be used to indicate the presence of ulcerative colitis.
Ulcerative colitis is a rare inflammatory bowel syndrome that results in sores and ulcers developing in the large intestine. These in turn cause a series of debilitating symptoms, but many people do not like getting screened for the disease because colonoscopies are costly, uncomfortable, and have risks of complications.