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Link between appendicitis and allergies discovered

Children with allergies have a lower risk of developing complicated appendicitis, according to a new study from Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Sweden. The findings, now published in JAMA Pediatrics, could ...

Aug 07, 2018
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A deeper look at severe asthma yields NET results

Of the more than 24 million people in the U.S. who have asthma, 10 percent have severe asthma—a form of the disease that does not respond to treatment. The immunological mechanisms underlying severe asthma and asthmatic ...

Aug 03, 2018
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Key to artery health lies in LYVE-1 macrophage

Arteries such as the aorta actively transport oxygenated blood, nutrients and cells throughout the body to keep our tissues functioning normally. Damage to the arteries can result in life-threatening cardiovascular diseases. ...

Jul 30, 2018
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Faulty cytoskeleton impairs immune cells

In order to move, a body needs a strong scaffold. This is not only true on a macroscopic level, where animals rely on skeletons to support their muscles. It is also true on a cellular level: The cytoskeleton, composed of ...

Jul 26, 2018
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