Immunology

New immune defenders added to blood cell

Our researchers have revealed the identities of new subsets of immune cells at the frontline of our body's defenses against infection.

Neuroscience

Molecular switch triggers itch

A new study of male mice published in JNeurosci uncovers two distinct pathways through which a single molecule can cause both itchy and painful skin. The research could inform the development of drugs for a variety of skin ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers identify potential diagnostic test for Kawasaki disease

For the first time, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Imperial College London, with international collaborators, have determined that Kawasaki Disease (KD) can be accurately diagnosed ...

Inflammatory disorders

Researchers identify inflammatory biomarkers in T cells

The Marshall University School of Pharmacy, in collaboration with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Genomics Core, recently released a new study that explores human T cell function under inflammatory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Racial differences uncovered in debilitating itchy skin condition

An international team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has conducted what is believed to be the largest detailed published study of people with a poorly understood skin condition known as prurigo nodularis (PN). ...

Inflammatory disorders

Proper burial of dead cells limits inflammation

If dead cells accumulate in the body, they can contribute to inflammation and pre-dispose individuals to multiple chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, Crohn's disease or lupus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protective effect of CD9 and CD81 in COPD and accelerated aging

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory disease that causes obstructed airflow, and it is expected to be the third leading cause of death globally by 2030. At present, only symptomatic therapies for ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Motherhood and inflammatory bowel disease

Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) should be given more advice about pregnancy so they can make informed choices about whether to have a family, say researchers.

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