Chronic Inflammatory Disease

New immune defence enzyme discovered

(Medical Xpress) -- Neutrophil granulocytes comprise important defences for the immune system. When pathogenic bacteria penetrate the body, they are the first on the scene to mobilise other immune cells via ...

Apr 03, 2012
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Rewiring DNA circuitry could help treat asthma

(Medical Xpress) -- Reprogramming asthma-promoting immune cells in mice diminishes airway damage and inflammation, and could potentially lead to new treatments for people with asthma, researchers have found.

Jul 05, 2012
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