Immunology

Interleukin-11 found to ameliorate acute colitis in mice

Interleukin (IL)-11 is produced by inflammatory fibroblasts, one of the stromal cells, during acute colitis. Researchers at Toho University Japan found that IL-11 ameliorated acute colitis in mouse models. The IL-11 production ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nasal injections could treat long-term COVID-19–related smell loss

Early in the pandemic, when people with COVID-19 began reporting that they lost their sense of smell, Zara Patel, MD, figured as much. A professor of otolaryngology at Stanford Medicine, Patel has, for years, studied loss ...

Medical research

Drug can spur liver regeneration in Alagille syndrome

Research led by Associate Professor Duc Dong, Ph.D., has shown for the first time that the effects of Alagille syndrome, an incurable genetic disorder that affects the liver, could be reversed with a single drug. The study, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How COVID-19 causes neurological damage

Although the coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 does not infect nerve cells, it can cause damage to the nervous system. Researchers from the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel have studied the mechanisms responsible ...

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