Fecal analyses may lead to noninvasive diagnostics for inflammatory bowel disease
Feb 05, 2016
New research indicates that analyses of vapors from fecal samples can identify volatile metabolites indicative of different types of inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Natural protein points to new inflammation treatment
Feb 04, 2016
Increasing the level of a naturally-produced protein, called tristetraprolin (TTP), significantly reduced or protected mice from inflammation, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The results suggest ...
Researchers shed light on anti-adhesive molecule in vascular endothelium
Feb 02, 2016
Researchers from the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Department of Ophthalmology and the Schepens Eye Research Institute of Massachusetts Eye and Ear have gained new insight into how a non-inflammatory state is maintained in ...
Cancer drug helps combat asthma in mice
Feb 01, 2016
In a mouse model of allergic asthma, dasatinib—an enzyme inhibitor approved for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia—reduced inflammation, enhanced airway repair, and improved lung mechanics.
Research confirms that melatonin could prevent sepsis, top cause of death in hospital ICUs
Jan 26, 2016
Sepsis is a serious disease that takes place when the body has an excessive immune response to a bacterial infection. It's the leading cause of death in hospitaL intensive care units (ICUs), and there's no specific treatment ...
Study identifies important regulator of chronic, low-level inflammation
Jan 21, 2016
A new study by a team of Rosalind Franklin University researchers headed by Carl White, PhD, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, has discovered that the degree of chronic inflammation caused by obesity is highly ...
Asthma in many adolescents is not an allergic disease
Jan 13, 2016
New research indicates that asthma in many adolescents is not likely to involve inflammation of the airways and therefore should not be considered an allergic disease.
Not enough YAP means too much deadly inflammation inside the brain
Dec 22, 2015
Inside the brain, a protein called YAP, best known for its ability to help right-size our developing hearts and livers, appears to have the different but equally important task of helping control inflammation.
Researchers identify molecule with anti-inflammatory properties in maple syrup
Dec 22, 2015
Arthritis and other inflammatory diseases could someday be treated with medication containing a molecule from maple syrup. Université Laval researchers demonstrated in a recent study that quebecol, a molecule found in maple ...
Putting a block on inflammation
Dec 16, 2015
Increasing the proportion of an anti inflammatory immune cell subtype can reduce damage to joints in mice infected with Chikungunya virus, research by A*STAR reveals. These findings are significant for the potential treatment ...