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Medical research

New study shows significant inflammatory responses after meals

Acute and prolonged food-induced inflammation can increase the predicted risk of developing cardiometabolic diseases like cardiovascular disease, new research has shown.

Immunology

Researchers ID anti-inflammatory proteins as therapy targets for nasal and sinus problem

Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have identified a protein—DMBT1S8—as a target for potential therapies to treat inflammation in the nasal and sinus cavities.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How platelets help resolve lung inflammation

Treating patients with acute respiratory failure is a constant challenge in intensive care medicine. In most cases, the underlying cause is lung inflammation triggered by a bacterial infection or—more rarely, despite being ...

Neuroscience

Can flotation tanks ease chronic pain?

As a means of providing long-term relief from chronic pain, flotation tanks simply don't hold water, new research reveals.

Inflammatory disorders

Risk for autoimmunity up with concomitant vitiligo, psoriasis

(HealthDay)—Individuals with co-occurrence of vitiligo and psoriasis have an increased risk for autoimmunity and family history of psoriasis, according to a research letter published online May 20 in the Journal of the ...

Immunology

Antioxidant protein inside the cell worsens inflammation outside

A protein that provides essential protection against free radicals inside the cell provokes damaging inflammation when released outside, activating immune cells and worsening damage following a stroke, according to a new ...

Inflammatory disorders

Western diet may increase risk of gut inflammation, infection

Eating a Western diet impairs the immune system in the gut in ways that could increase risk of infection and inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Inflammation could be a core feature of depression

People with depression have higher levels of inflammation in their bodies than those without depression, regardless of socioeconomic background, ill health or unhealthy behaviors, a study by King's College London finds.

Inflammatory disorders

DNA building blocks regulate inflammation

Mitochondria are the energy suppliers of our body cells. These tiny cell components have their own genetic material, which triggers an inflammatory response when released into the interior of the cell. The reasons for the ...

Inflammatory disorders

Baseline patient characteristics may predict psoriasis course

(HealthDay)—Patient characteristics at onset can help to estimate the long-term course of psoriasis with good discriminatory power, according to a study published online April 14 in JAMA Dermatology.

Medications

New drug is gamechanger in psoriasis treatment

A novel drug almost entirely cleared moderate to severe psoriasis in over 60% of the patients who took part in two phase three clinical trials of a new drug.