It's frustrating to read all this literature on the studies being done (I'm sort of obsessed with researching this disease). I believe that scientists all over the world are not just twiddling their thumbs in the lab. I think there are some hard working, determined scientists all over the world, especially in countries that are seeing a growing population of people with this life changing disease, that are committed to finding the true & actual cause. The frustration, that I'm sure a lot of these people experience when they think they are on to something and feel confident in the results that were found, to just have those findings tossed in the trash because followup studies confirm something different. Oh, and not to mention the millions of dollars in research costs that is spent to conduct these studies.
I'd imagine this has happened thousands of times. It wasn't just yesterday that they started researching IBD.
I have hope though..Even although the cause has not been determined as of yet. I know that someone, sometime soon, will find those golden results that everyone has been anxiously waiting for. I pray that God would take any discouragement that may fester in the minds of these people, who have dedicated their lives to helping people get well. Let that passion to help people only increase and drive these brilliant people to find the answer. I pray that God would lead these researchers to that answer that will result in millions and millions of people getting better and having the life that was intended for them = HEALTH & COMPLETE WHOLENESS OF THE BODY!