Inflammatory disorders

Bedroom air filters help asthmatic children breathe easier

Using a bedroom air filter that traps fine particles of pollution with diameters smaller than 2.5 micrometers can significantly improve breathing in asthmatic children, a new study by American and Chinese scientists shows.

Medical research

Gut enzyme IAP found to prevent aging and frailty in animal models

It's now accepted that gut-barrier dysfunction and gut-derived chronic inflammation play a role in human aging, but how that process is regulated is still largely a mystery. A team led by Richard Hodin, MD, chief of the Division ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

A protein that controls inflammation

A study by the research team of Prof. Geert van Loo (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research) has unraveled a critical molecular mechanism behind autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Inflammation in the brain linked to several forms of dementia

Inflammation in the brain may be more widely implicated in dementias than was previously thought, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. The researchers say it offers hope for potential new treatments for ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social isolation can cause physical inflammation

Social isolation could be associated with increased inflammation in the body, new research from the University of Surrey and Brunel University London has found.

Inflammatory disorders

Inflammatory conditions of skin, bowel may be linked

(HealthDay)—There appears to be a link between hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a review published in the February issue of the International Journal of Dermatology.

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