An Australian research team has discovered how specialised immune cells recognise products of vitamin B synthesis that are unique to bacteria and yeast, triggering the body to fight infection.
Medical research Oct 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
New research could clarify how inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), conditions that include ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, are triggered and develop.
Immunology Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a protein essential to repairing the intestine's inner lining.
Medical research Sep 06, 2012 | 4 / 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 |
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have opened a clinical trial to test the theory that giving a patient a new immune system can cure severe cases of Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Short-term intestinal parasite infection triggers specific cytokines that can prevent the development of type 1 diabetes
(Medical Xpress) -- Short-term infection with intestinal worms may provide long-term protection against type I diabetes (TID), suggests a study conducted by William Gause, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Medicine ...
Immunology Jul 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Amid the growing recognition that only a small fraction of the cells and genes in a typical human being are human, scientists are suggesting a revolutionary approach to developing new medicines and treatments ...
Medical research Jul 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Zebrafish, popular as aquarium fish, now have an important place in research labs as a model organism for studying human diseases.
Genetics Jul 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Buttery shrimp. Fried eggs. Burgers and fries. New research suggests there may be a biological reason why fatty and cholesterol-rich foods are so appealing together.
Medical research Jun 22, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Scientists have found a master regulator gene needed for the development of M cells, a mysterious type of intestinal cell involved in initiating immune responses.
Immunology Jun 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The first biologically tissue-engineered vein grown from a patient's own stem cells has been successfully transplanted into a 10-year-old girl with portal vein obstruction, dramatically enhancing her quality of life. These ...
Immunology Jun 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Next time your digestive system malfunctions in some embarrassing way, you can always blame man's best friend - not the dog, but the bacterial cells that live in your intestines. Not everyone has a dog but we all have enormous ...
Medical research Jun 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Cedars-Sinai researchers say their examination of the fungi in the intestines suggests an important link between these microbes and inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis.
Inflammatory disorders Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Early colonization of the gut by microbes in infants is critical for development of their intestinal tract and in immune development. A new study, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biology, shows that d ...
Medical research Apr 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a gene that modifies the risk of newborns with cystic fibrosis (CF) developing neonatal intestinal obstruction, a potentially lethal complication of CF. Their findings, which appeared ...
Genetics Apr 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |