News tagged with inflammatory diseases
Related topics: rheumatoid arthritis , white blood cells , inflammation , immune cells , autoimmune diseases
(Medical Xpress)—A new study in mice has shown that genetically engineered bacteria can protect against inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes a host of conditions including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Medical research Nov 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have identified a potential new target for drugs to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a protein known as IRHOM2. The finding could provide an effective ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Jan 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
The human gut is loaded with commensal bacteria – "good" microbes that, among other functions, help the body digest food. The gastrointestinal tract contains literally trillions of such cells, and yet the ...
Medical research May 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have discovered a 'constant cloud' of potent inflammatory molecules surrounding the cells responsible for diseases such as thickening of the arteries and rheumatoid arthritis.
Inflammatory disorders Jul 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1
A new study raises the intriguing possibility that drugs prescribed to lower cholesterol may be effective against macular degeneration, a blinding eye disease.
Medical research Apr 02, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have discovered a new biological pathway of innate immunity that ramps up inflammation and then identified agents that can block it, leading to increased survival ...
Immunology Mar 31, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
Scientists have shed light on why some people are more susceptible to gout than others. A study has identified 18 new genetic variations that increase levels of uric acid in the blood, which is the main cause of the disease. ...
Genetics Dec 23, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Researchers at the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health, located at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center, have demonstrated that a nanotechnology-based ...
Neuroscience Apr 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Scientists find new mechanism by which cell signaling pathway contributes to rheumatoid arthritis development
A new study led by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery identifies the mechanism by which a cell signaling pathway contributes to the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In addition, the study provides evidence ...
Immunology May 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(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.
Immunology Jul 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Inflammation -- not genetic susceptibility -- drives the growth of intestinal bacteria and invasive E. coli linked to Crohn's disease (CD), reports a new Cornell study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
What if a key factor ultimately behind a cancer was not a genetic defect but ecological?
Cancer Aug 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Invariant natural killer T-cells (iNKT) are a unique subset of immune cells that are known to influence inflammatory responses. Now, a scientific team led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has ...
Immunology Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A bug thought to be one of the 'good bacteria' in our gut may actually have a role in the development of a bowel disorder that is on the rise in Scotland.
Inflammatory disorders Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
By analyzing tissues harvested from organ donors, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have created the first ever "atlas" of immune cells in the human body. Their results provide a unique view of the distribution ...
Immunology Dec 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |