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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blood test hope for bowel diseases

Scientists have identified chemical changes in the DNA of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases that could improve screening for the conditions.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Inflammatory changes in the brain twenty years before Alzheimer onset

Roughly twenty years before the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease appear, inflammatory changes in the brain can be seen, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the medical scientific journal ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Migrating immune cells promote nerve cell demise in the brain

A small area in the midbrain known as the substantia nigra is the control center for all bodily movement. Increasing loss of dopamine-generating neurons in this part of the brain therefore leads to the main symptoms of Parkinson's ...

Immunology

Researchers develop database on healthy immune system

An extensive database identifying immune traits, such as how immune cell function is regulated at the genetic level in healthy people, is reported by researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and their collaborators ...

Genetics

Study shows epigenetic changes in children with Crohn's disease

A new study finds a wide range of epigenetic changes—alterations in DNA across the genome that may be related to key environmental exposures—in children with Crohn's disease (CD), reports Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, ...

Medical research

Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome

Trillions of bacteria live in each person's digestive tract. Scientists believe that some of these bacteria help digest food and stave off harmful infections, but their role in human health is not well understood.

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