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Asthma does not seem to increase the severity of COVID-19
Asthma does not appear to increase the risk for a person contracting COVID-19 or influence its severity, according to a team of Rutgers researchers. (2020-07-06)
Age-related impairments reversed in animal model
Frailty and immune decline are two main features of old age. (2020-07-06)
Multisample technique to analyze cell adhesion
An assay for imaging the physical interactions between multiple cell populations could help cancer research and treatment assessment. (2020-07-06)
Oat and rye bran fibres alter gut microbiota, reducing weight gain and hepatic inflammation
In a newly published experimental study, the consumption of dietary fibre from oat and rye brans supported the growth of beneficial gut microbiota, which in turn ameliorated cholesterol metabolism, enhanced gut barrier function and reduced hepatic inflammation. (2020-07-02)
In mouse study, black raspberries show promise for reducing skin inflammation
In a study done with mice and published earlier this month in the journal Nutrients, researchers found that a diet high in black raspberries reduced inflammation from contact hypersensitivity -- a condition that causes redness and inflammation in the skin. (2020-07-02)
Implants: Can special coatings reduce complications after implant surgery?
New coatings on implants could help make them more compatible. (2020-06-30)
Fat check: Yale researchers find explanation for stress' damage in brown fat
In their search for what triggers the damaging side-effects caused by acute psychological stress, Yale researchers found an answer by doing a fat check. (2020-06-30)
COVID-19 causes 'hyperactivity' in blood-clotting cells
Changes in blood platelets triggered by COVID-19 could contribute to the onset of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious complications in some patients who have the disease, according to University of Utah Health scientists. (2020-06-30)
Ancient disease may increase resilience to bubonic plague
Researchers have discovered that Mediterranean populations may be more susceptible to an autoinflammatory disease called familial Mediterranean fever because of evolutionary pressure to survive the bubonic plague epidemics. (2020-06-29)
Scientists propose strategy for site-selective chiral drug synthesis in living systems
Prof. QU Xiaogang from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and his colleagues recently presented a novel strategy using a neutrophil-directed ATH reaction to achieve site-selective chiral drug synthesis in living systems. (2020-06-26)
Mouse model identified to study common form of heart failure linked to age-related obesity
A research team led by the USF Health Heart Institute, University of South Florida, identified a mouse model that thoroughly mimics HFpEF syndrome in humans. (2020-06-22)
MMR vaccine could protect against the worst symptoms of COVID-19
Administering the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine could serve as a preventive measure to dampen septic inflammation associated with COVID-19 infection, say a team of experts in this week's mBio, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (2020-06-19)
Vitamin D could help mitigate chemotherapy side effects
New findings by University of South Australia researchers reveal that Vitamin D could potentially mitigate chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis and provide relief to cancer patients. (2020-06-17)
Could the cure for IBD be inside your mouth?
A new collaborative study from the U-M Medical and Dental Schools reveals that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be the latest condition made worse by poor oral health via a clash between the mouth and gut microbiomes. (2020-06-16)
Virus co-opts immune protein to avoid antiviral defences
By discovering a trick the hepatitis C virus uses to evade the immune system, scientists have identified a new antiviral defence system that could be used to treat many virus infections, according to new research published today in eLife. (2020-06-16)
The novel mechanisms for inflammation and cancer induced by HTLV-1
A Japanese research group has clarified the mechanism by which human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) causes inflammation and oncogenesis. (2020-06-16)
Camelina sativa oil and fatty fish have positive effects on lipid metabolism
Camelina sativa oil and fatty fish are rich in polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids, but their health benefits seem to differ. (2020-06-11)
Landmark study shows inflammation after meals varies dramatically among healthy adults
Researchers led by King's College London announced today the first published results from PREDICT, the largest ongoing nutritional study of its kind. (2020-06-11)
Intestinal health: Dresden research team identifies enzyme essential for stem cell survival
Which pathways govern intestinal epithelial differentiation under constitutive conditions? Epithelial differentiation is largely controlled by the tissue-specific activity of transcription factors. (2020-06-08)
Case Western Reserve-led research uncovers connections between psoriasis and joint disease
A team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers has made two major discoveries involving psoriasis, a chronic and debilitating skin disease with no known cure. (2020-06-08)
Fitful nightly sleep linked to chronic inflammation, hardened arteries
Scientists begin to reveal what it is about fragmented nightly sleep that leads to the fatty arterial plaque buildup that can result in fatal heart disease. (2020-06-05)
Approved drug may help calm cytokine storm in COVID-19
The drug acalabrutinib, FDA-approved for the treatment of several types of B cell cancers, improved the oxygenation levels and decreased molecular markers of inflammation in a majority of 19 patients hospitalized for the treatment of severe COVID-19, according to a new study by Mark Roschewski and colleagues. (2020-06-05)
Cognitive behavior therapy tops other psychotherapies in reducing inflammation
A review of 56 randomized clinical trials finds that psychological and behavioral therapies may be effective non-drug treatments for reducing disease-causing inflammation in the body. (2020-06-03)
Exploring the neurological impact of air pollution
Air pollution has become a fact of modern life, with a majority of the global population facing chronic exposure. (2020-06-03)
A better model for neutrophil-related diseases
Neutrophils are critical immune cells for antimicrobial defense, but they can exacerbate a number of diseases, perhaps including COVID-19. (2020-06-02)
How a fat cell's immune response makes obesity worse
Cincinnati Children's obesity science expert Senad Divanovic, PhD, reports in Nature Communications that adipocytes themselves can unlock a dormant inflammatory potential during obesity that further disrupts a person's metabolism. (2020-06-02)
A satisfying romantic relationship may improve breast cancer survivors' health
Breast cancer survivors in romantic relationships who feel happy and satisfied with their partners may be at lower risk for a host of health problems, new research suggests. (2020-06-02)
Cancer cells cause inflammation to protect themselves from viruses
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have uncovered how cancer cells protect themselves from viruses that are harmful to tumors but not to healthy cells. (2020-06-01)
New effective treatment for inflammatory diseases found
New research conducted by the University of Liverpool and AKL Research and Development Ltd (AKLRD), published in Inflammopharmacology, highlights the potential benefits of a new drug treatment on the human body's immune response in inflammation. (2020-06-01)
Doxycycline ineffective at shrinking aortic aneurysms in two-year study
Patients with a vascular condition called abdominal aortic aneurysm did not benefit from taking the common antibiotic doxycycline for two years to shrink the aneurysm when compared to those who took a placebo, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (2020-05-27)
Stimulating immune cleanup crew offers a possibility for treating rare disorder
Compounds that mimicked the process known as efferocytosis alleviated signs of leukocyte adhesion deficiency type-1 in an animal model, according to work led by the University of Pennsylvania's George Hajishengallis. (2020-05-26)
Researchers find no benefit for treatment used to avoid surgery for abdominal aortic aneurysm
A new landmark study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) found that patients with a vascular condition, called abdominal aortic aneurysm, received no benefits from taking a common antibiotic drug to reduce inflammation. (2020-05-26)
Limit fire service instructors' exposures per month to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease
New research published in Experimental Physiology suggests that fire service instructors are at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases due to higher levels of inflammation in their blood, and so their exposure should be limited to nine exposures per month. (2020-05-26)
New model shows how cells that cause liver cancer are created
Scientists have discovered how liver cancer spreads, but they haven't yet learned how liver cancer cells are born. (2020-05-21)
Weight loss surgery may alter gene expression in fat tissue
New findings published in the Journal of Internal Medicine reveal altered gene expression in fat tissue may help explain why individuals who have regained weight after weight loss surgery still experience benefits such as metabolic improvements and a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. (2020-05-21)
Adding a blend of spices to a meal may help lower inflammation
Penn State researchers found that adding six grams of spices to a meal high in fat and carbohydrates resulted in lower inflammation markers hours later. (2020-05-21)
'Cells-soldiers' turned to be more resistant than 'cells-combat medics'
Researchers from Sechenov University (Russia) and University of Pittsburgh (USA) discovered that the resistance of innate immune cells, macrophages, to ferroptosis -- a type of programmed cell death -- depends on the type of their activation. (2020-05-16)
Local inflammatory cells are characteristic for advanced multiple sclerosis
In the brains of people that suffer from long-term multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory cells are not entering the brain via the bloodstream anymore. (2020-05-14)
Gut microbiome influences ALS outcomes
Harvard University scientists have identified a new gut-brain connection in the neurodegenerative disease ALS. (2020-05-13)
A disease trigger for pancreatitis has been identified
One factor contributing to the development of pancreatitis lies in mutations within a cell membrane ion channel that is characterized by its specific permeability for calcium ions. (2020-05-13)
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