Medications

How an emerging drug class dampens harmful immune reactions

The complement system defends the body against microbial intruders, but it can also attack the body's own cells for various reasons and therefore contribute to clinical complications. These complications range from age-related ...

Neuroscience

Pain-sensing gut neurons protect against inflammation

Neurons that sense pain protect the gut from inflammation and associated tissue damage by regulating the microbial community living in the intestines, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers find potential new target against colorectal cancer

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered a potential new target in the fight against colorectal cancer, the nation's third most common malignancy and, next to lung cancer, the second leading cancer ...

Medications

Marijuana plant might hold key to treating chronic inflammation

Several minor cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant "strongly inhibit" the activation of human immune cells that lead to chronic inflammation, according to physiologists at The Queen's Medical Center and University ...

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