Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pivotal role of TLR7 protein revealed in lung disease

Researchers have revealed that the protein Toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7), usually associated with antiviral defense in the body, surprisingly, exacerbates lung conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), ...


Texas lab unlocks keys to alcohol withdrawal headache

About 283 million people worldwide suffer from alcohol use disorder, a debilitating health challenge for which limited therapeutic options are available. The cost to society is estimated at greater than $2 trillion annually.


Genetic biomarker may predict severity of food allergy

Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and colleagues reported for the first time that a genetic biomarker may be able to help predict the severity of food allergy reactions.

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