News tagged with inflammatory disorder

Protein's role in lupus development

Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated that the loss of a protein called Bim in macrophages—a type of immune cell—leads to the development of lupus-like disease in mice. The findings, published in the Journal ...

Dec 05, 2017
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Inflammation trains the skin to heal faster

Scars may fade, but the skin remembers. New research from The Rockefeller University reveals that wounds or other harmful, inflammation-provoking experiences impart long-lasting memories to stem cells residing in the skin, ...

Oct 18, 2017
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A switch for autoimmunity

When a virus or bacteria comes calling, protein "sensors" in your cells can detect the invader's DNA and activate inflammatory responses to prevent infection. One such sensor is cGAS (cyclic GMP-AMP synthase).

Oct 13, 2017
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