Immunology

Food allergies and multiple sclerosis: study reveals a new link

Like many other medical conditions, the mechanism of multiple sclerosis remains an enigma—a puzzle composed of complex genetic and environmental factors. A key piece to this puzzle is the immune system, which is also responsible ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New anti-malaria drug findings reported

Artemisinin is derived from the leaves and flowers of the annual mugwort (Artemisia annua), and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. Chinese researcher Tu Youyou recently tested its effectiveness, ...

Immunology

PCSK9 inhibitors have unexpected anti-inflammatory effects

PCSK9 inhibition is a new therapeutic strategy for atherosclerosis which is known to lower LDL cholesterol. Research from Karolinska Institutet, presented at the ESC Congress last year and now published in the Journal of ...

Cancer

Putting black skin cancer to sleep—for good

An international research team has succeeded in stopping the growth of malignant melanoma by reactivating a protective mechanism that prevents tumor cells from dividing. The team used chemical agents to block the enzymes ...

Immunology

How viruses disarm the immune system

How do viruses that cause chronic infections, such as HIV or hepatitis c virus, manage to outsmart their hosts' immune systems?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cellular mechanism for severe viral hepatitis identified

KAIST medical scientists identified a cellular mechanism causing inflammatory changes in regulatory T cells that can lead to severe viral hepatitis. Research on this mechanism will help further understand the nature of various ...

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