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Can a nerve injury trigger ALS?
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago are the first to demonstrate that a peripheral nerve injury can trigger the onset and spread of the disease in an animal model of ALS. (2019-02-20)
Inflammation: Study explains loss of protective abilities of T cells
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) make sure that immune responses are not too strong and that inflammation is inhibited. (2019-02-18)
Immunological scarring from coeliac disease
Immune cells in the bowel of people who suffer with coeliac disease are permanently replaced by a new subset of cells that promote inflammation, suggests a new study involving researchers at Cardiff University. (2019-02-14)
Antidepressant could stop deadly sepsis, study suggests
An antidepressant drug used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder could save people from deadly sepsis, new research suggests. (2019-02-14)
When good cells go bad: Regulating the ms-causing properties of Th17 cells
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory autoimmune diseases are characterized by localized inflammation in various tissues, including the brain. (2019-02-13)
Scientists discover how neuroactive steroids dampen inflammatory signaling in cells
For the first time, scientists discovered how neuroactive steroids naturally found in the brain and bloodstream inhibit the activity of a specific kind of protein called Toll-like receptors (TLR4), which have been known to play a role in inflammation in many organs, including the brain. (2019-02-13)
Chronic inflammation in middle age may lead to thinking and memory problems later
People who have chronic inflammation in middle-age may develop problems with thinking and memory in the decades leading up to old age, according to a new study published in the Feb. (2019-02-13)
New diagnostic technique reveals a protein biomarker that accurately differentiates bladder cancer from benign inflammation
Label-free digital pathology using infrared (IR) imaging with subsequent proteomic analysis for bladder cancer (BC) has revealed the first protein biomarker (AHNAK2) for BC. (2019-02-12)
Obstructive sleep apnea linked to inflammation, organ dysfunction
In the study, 'Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Inflammation: Proof of Concept Based on Two Illustrative Cytokines,' published recently in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, researchers examined the link between obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and inflammation and the ensuing damage caused to organs. (2019-02-12)
Why too much DNA repair can injure tissue
MIT researchers have discovered how overactive DNA repair systems can lead to retinal damage and blindness in mice. (2019-02-12)
New target could help protect vision following optic nerve trauma
When a car crash or explosion results in an optic nerve injury, eliminating an enzyme known to promote inflammation appears to aid recovery, scientists report. (2019-02-11)
New research insights hold promise for kids with DMD
Prednisone, the current standard of care used to treat kids with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), reduces chronic inflammation but has harsh side effects. (2019-02-11)
Could energy overload drive cancer risk?
By providing an over-abundance of energy to cells, diseases like obesity and diabetes might super-charge growth and cause cells to become cancerous. (2019-02-11)
Interaction between immune factors triggers cancer-promoting chronic inflammation
A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has identified interaction between two elements of the immune system as critical for the transformation of a protective immune response into chronic, cancer-promoting inflammation. (2019-02-11)
Montmorency tart cherry juice helped lower blood pressure and LDL 'bad' cholesterol
Montmorency tart cherry juice helped lower systolic blood pressure and LDL or ''bad'' cholesterol in older adults by reducing certain biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress in older adults, according to a new study published in Nutrients. (2019-02-11)
Could omega-3 fatty acids help prevent miscarriages?
A new study in mice reveals that omega-3s, a type of fat found in fish oil, reduces fetal and neonatal deaths, suggesting they could prevent some miscarriages in women. (2019-02-07)
Therapy derived from parasitic worms downregulates proinflammatory pathways
A therapy derived from the eggs of parasitic worms helps to protect against one of chemotherapy's debilitating side effects by significantly downregulating major proinflammatory pathways, reducing inflammation. (2019-02-07)
NSAID impairs immune response in heart failure, worsens heart and kidney damage
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, are widely known as pain-killers and can relieve pain and inflammation. (2019-02-06)
HIV drug could treat Alzheimer's, age-associated disorders
Research led by Brown found that blocking retrotransposon activity with a generic HIV/AIDS medication significantly reduces age-related inflammation in old mice and senescent human cells, providing hope for treating age-associated disorders. (2019-02-06)
Study links psoriasis treatment and improvement in heart artery disease
Researchers have found that treating psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease, with biologic drugs that target immune system activity can reduce the early plaque buildup that clogs arteries, restricts blood flow, and leads to heart attacks and stroke. (2019-02-05)
Psoriasis medication may improve heart disease in patients with the skin condition
Anti-inflammatory biologic drugs used to treat severe psoriasis have the potential to prevent heart disease in patients with the skin condition, according to research published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-02-05)
New scan technique reveals brain inflammation associated with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome
More than 1 in 10 people successfully treated with antibiotics for Lyme disease go on to develop chronic, sometimes debilitating, and poorly understood symptoms of fatigue and brain fog that may last for years after their initial infection has cleared up. (2019-02-05)
Newly discovered immune cells play role in inflammatory brain diseases
Previously unknown cell types play a crucial role in brain autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis / Hopes for more specific therapeutic approaches less prone to side effects / Study published in the journal Science. (2019-02-05)
Calorie restriction prevents asthma symptoms linked to inflammation in mice
Experimenting with mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a low-calorie diet prevented asthma symptoms regardless of the diet's fat and sugar content. (2019-01-30)
Measuring how arthritis patients respond to a common treatment
A new assay accurately measures how arthritis patients respond to treatment with the arthritis drug adalimumab, a finding that highlights potential strategies for predicting the drug's effectiveness in patients. (2019-01-30)
Cells that destroy the intestine
In spite of tremendous advances in treating the chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Morbus Crohn and ulcerative colitis with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot be kept sufficiently in check for a number of patients. (2019-01-29)
Scientists identify a new 'watchdog' that controls intestinal bacteria
The study, published in Immunity, shows that some intestinal bacteria, such as Lactobacillus, strengthen the intestinal barrier by interacting with an immune cell receptor called Mincle (Clec4e). (2019-01-29)
Drug shows promise to treat diet-induced osteoarthritis
Scientists from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, have found that a drug derived from omega-3 fatty acids can reduce osteoarthritis inflammation that's been caused by a high-fat diet. (2019-01-29)
Myocarditis: Overshooting the mark
Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have shown that a protein called midkine, a member of the class of signaling molecules known as cytokines, is a key driver of inflammation in the heart muscle that can lead to heart failure in patients with myocarditis. (2019-01-28)
Scientists at Kanazawa University have unravelled a link between inflammation and cancer
A new study published in Gastroenterology highlights the role of a gene-modulator in provoking stomach cancer. (2019-01-24)
Rutgers study uncovers cause of bone loss in joint implant patients
Rutgers researchers have discovered the long-sought reason that many people with joint replacements experience harmful inflammation and bone loss. (2019-01-22)
Study offers promise for preventing necrotizing enterocolitis in preemies
Researchers at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. (2019-01-22)
FSU research sheds light on spinal cord injuries
A natural immune system response may be responsible for inflicting additional harm in the weeks and months after a spinal injury. (2019-01-21)
New therapeutic avenue in the fight against chronic liver disease
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer. (2019-01-18)
Resist! TAK1 enables endothelial cells to avoid apoptosis
TNFα-induced cell death is tightly regulated and resisted in endothelial cells. (2019-01-17)
Investigation evaluates effects of environmental exposures on neurologic disorders
New systematic approach keys in on environmental mechanisms that contribute to central nervous system inflammation, identifies herbicide linuron as inflammation activator (2019-01-17)
Scientists connect dots between colitis and colon cancer
Lingering inflammation in the colon is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer and now scientists report one way it resets the stage to enable this common and often deadly cancer. (2019-01-14)
BIODS in search of better non-steroidal, non-acid antiinflammatory agents
Inflammation is defined as the response of immune system cells to damaged or injured tissues. (2019-01-12)
Investigational cream may help patients with inflammatory skin disease
A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology indicates that an investigational nonsteroidal topical cream (PAC-14028) may be effective for treating atopic dermatitis, one of the most common inflammatory skin diseases. (2019-01-09)
Metabolite from pomegranate diet reduces inflammatory bowel diseases
A team of scientists from inStem, Bangalore, and University of Louisville, USA, have ascertained that a microbial metabolite (Urolithin A) derived from berries and pomegranates, and its novel synthetic analog, can mitigate IBD by increasing proteins that tighten epithelial cell junctions in the gut thereby reducing the gut inflammation. (2019-01-09)
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