Neuroscience

Discovery reveals blocking inflammation may lead to chronic pain

Using anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids to relieve pain could increase the chances of developing chronic pain, according to researchers from McGill University and colleagues in Italy. Their research puts into question ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Why do some people get sicker from COVID than others?

COVID-19 vaccines have saved at least a million lives in the United States alone, but for many people, a lingering fear remains: If—or when—they get hit by the coronavirus, just how bad will it be? Will they breeze through ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immune system culprit in severe COVID cases found

Yale researchers have identified a particular immune response pathway that leads to severe illness and death in people infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

E. coli bacteria found to exploit Crohn's disease inflammation

A multi-year study of the role of E. coli gut bacteria in Crohn's disease finds that intestinal inflammation liberates chemicals that nourish the bacteria's growth and promotes its ability to cause inflammation.

Medications

Promising biologic drug for treating chronic lung disease

NUS scientists have discovered a novel property of a protein found in human lungs that could lead to the development of biologic drugs to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a debilitating, progressive lung ...

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