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Scientists examine how a gut infection may produce chronic symptoms

5 days ago

Sometimes the end of intestinal infection is just the beginning of more misery. Of those who contract traveler’s…
Testing a grow-the-forest approach to help skin conditions

January 7, 2020

The idea is to create a therapy involving swabs of an entire healthy skin microbiome, as an alternative…
Inflammation predicts response to anti-depression medication

January 3, 2020

Children and teens with bipolar depression responded better to an antipsychotic medicine if they had increased markers of…
Versatile bile acids

January 3, 2020

Could bile acids—the fat-dissolving juices churned out by the liver and gallbladder—also play a role in immunity and…
Solving the puzzle of IgG4-related disease, the elusive autoimmune disorder

December 20, 2019

IgG4-related disease is an autoimmune disorder affecting millions and has no established cure. Previous research indicates that T…
Glutamine may decrease obesity-linked inflammation

December 20, 2019

Glutamine could help people with obesity reduce inflammation of fat tissue and reduce fat mass, according to a…
Fibroblasts Involved in Healing Spur Tumor Growth in Cancer

December 20, 2019

Vital to healing wounds, fibroblasts have a ‘misguided’ response to cancer cells, according to Tel Aviv University researchers.…
Comparing heirloom and modern wheat effects on gut health

December 20, 2019

Amid concerns about gluten sensitivity, increasing numbers of people are avoiding wheat. Most have not been diagnosed with…
Researchers look behind the biological curtain on how fish oil might fight inflammatory disease

December 20, 2019

A study led by Jesmond Dalli, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology at Queen Mary’s William Harvey Institute, has found…
Hydrogels control inflammation to help healing

December 18, 2019

Hydrogels for healing, synthesized from the molecules up by Rice University bioengineers, are a few steps closer to the…
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Researchers discover critical link to controlling inflammation in Crohn’s disease

December 17, 2019

Investigators at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine discovered that blocking interleukin-1α (IL1α), a protein that…
Deficient Findings related to Vitamin D Supplements

December 16, 2019

A deficiency of vitamin D is a common risk factor for worse outcomes in critically ill patients. While…
Insights into Psoriasis Suggest a New Treatment Target

December 16, 2019

Psoriasis is a skin disorder that affects at least 100 million individuals worldwide. Its economic impact is more…
Herpes’ Achilles Heel

December 12, 2019

The herpes simplex virus, commonly known as the cold sore virus, is a devious microbe. It enters the…
Delirium linked to brain injury after severe surgery

December 6, 2019

In a new study published in the journal Brain, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine…
Scientists Reverse Dementia in Mice with Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

December 5, 2019

Writing in a paper published on Wednesday, 04 December 2019, in the journal Science Translational Medicine, a group…
Drugs that quell brain inflammation reverse dementia

December 5, 2019

Drugs that tamp down inflammation in the brain could slow or even reverse the cognitive decline that comes…
New study explores the link between obesity and gum disease

December 4, 2019

Obesity and gum (periodontal) disease are among the most common non-communicable diseases in the United States—and studies show…
Study shows why visceral fat increases with age and impairs metabolism

December 4, 2019

Aging is associated with increased inflammation and metabolic disease, including the accumulation of visceral fat — fat stored…
Trinity researchers uncover critical metabolic switch for inflammatory diseases

November 28, 2019

A research team in Trinity has uncovered a critical role for a protein called ‘PKM2’ in the regulation…
Cerebral organoid model provides clues about how to prevent virus-induced brain cell death

November 27, 2019

Scientists have determined that La Crosse virus (LACV), which can cause inflammation of the brain in children, affects…
Wound healing in mucous tissues could ward off AIDS

November 21, 2019

Wound-repair capabilities preserve tissue integrity during early infection and might prevent inflammation that underlies immune exhaustion. Wound healing…
Heart Guard: Why sedentary people have an increased risk for heart disease and strokes?

November 20, 2019

Harvard Medical School researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a previously unknown biological pathway that promotes…
Image of a fly wound and inflammation. Image credit: Helen Weavers, University of Bristol
Scientists discover body’s protection shield

November 18, 2019

Scientists have discovered a way to manipulate the body’s own immune response to help boost tissue repair. The…
New finding offers possibility for preventing age-related metabolic disease

November 15, 2019

A study by researchers at Yale has uncovered why belly fat surrounding organs increases as people age, a…
The gut may be the ticket to reducing chemo’s side effects

November 13, 2019

In a new study, scientists observed several simultaneous reactions in mice given a common chemotherapy drug: Their gut…
Lasting Tumor Regression of Leukemia and Lymphoma in Mouse Models Achieved by New Compound

November 12, 2019

A potent and selective degrader of the transcription factor STAT3 offers a new approach to a previously “undruggable”…
The pathway to Parkinson’s takes a surprising twist

November 11, 2019

In neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson’s disease, a specific group of neurons start to die one by one, causing…
New clues found to help protect heart from damage after heart attack

November 7, 2019

Studying mice, scientists have shown that boosting the activity of specific immune cells in the heart after a…
E. coli Gain Edge by Changing their Diets in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

November 6, 2019

What if you had to plan your outings based on how your stomach felt that day or where…
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