Discovery leads to development of new drug for inflammatory diseases
Sep 01, 2017
A lipid (fat) whose anti-inflammatory activities were discovered by Cardiff University, with colleagues from Universities of Pittsburgh, Oregon and Michigan, is being developed into a new drug for the treatment of diseases ...
Songbird study shows how estrogen may stop infection-induced brain inflammation
Aug 31, 2017
The chemical best-known as a female reproductive hormone—estrogen—could help fight off neurodegenerative conditions and diseases in the future. Now, new research by American University neuroscience Professor Colin Saldanha ...
Asthma, more deadly with age, takes heavy toll on older adults
Aug 15, 2017
In early June, Donna Bilgore Robins stood on a patio in Beaver Creek, Colo., under a crystal-clear blue sky and tried to catch her breath.
Hibernating control cells or why inflammations become chronic
Aug 10, 2017
Rheumatoid arthritis is the most common autoimmune disease of the joints. It causes a chronic inflammatory response, with the body's own immune cells attacking the joint, including the cartilage and bone. This process does ...
Respiratory microbiome may influence inflammation in CF
Jul 31, 2017
(HealthDay)—Reduced bacterial diversity in the upper and lower airways in infants with cystic fibrosis (CF) is associated with use of prophylactic antibiotics and younger age at sampling, while less diversity in lavage ...
New insights into protein's role in inflammatory response
Jul 28, 2017
A protein called POP2 inhibits a key inflammatory pathway, calming the body's inflammatory response before it can become destructive, Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated in mouse models.
Noninvasive test may predict asthma attacks in children
Jul 19, 2017
A new technology may help to non-invasively analyse lung sounds in children and infants at risk of an asthma attack.
Targeting 'broken' metabolism in immune cells reduces inflammatory disease
Jul 12, 2017
The team, led by researchers at Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London and Ergon Pharmaceuticals, believes the approach could offer new hope in the treatment of inflammatory conditions like arthritis, autoimmune ...
A perturbed skin microbiome can be 'contagious' and promote inflammation, study finds
Jun 29, 2017
Even in healthy individuals, the skin plays host to a menagerie of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Growing scientific evidence suggests that this lively community, collectively known as the skin microbiome, serves an important ...
Inflammatory bowel disease: Scientists zoom in on genetic culprits
Jun 28, 2017
Scientists have closed in on specific genes responsible for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from a list of over 600 genes that were suspects for the disease. The team from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators ...