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inflammatory disease

Gut Reaction

Food poisoning may be the unwanted gift that keeps on giving — at least according to a new study. A startling discovery by UC...
Chronic Disease

Gut Reaction: Repeated Food Poisoning Triggers Chronic Disease

A startling discovery published today in the journal Science reveals how your past history of minor bacterial infections can add up with age to...
lung inflammation

Nicotinic Receptor Could Be Target for Treatment of Lung Inflammation

One puff of a cigarette is enough for the nicotine inhaled with the smoke to be absorbed by the lungs, enter the bloodstream and...
defense cells

Study Helps Understand How Defense Cells Combat Bacteria

When the defense cells that patrol the human organism come across a potentially dangerous bacterium, intracellular protein complexes known as inflammasomes are activated. This mechanism...
Type 2 diabetes

Bacterial Cell Wall Mopping Agents Could Treat Chronic Inflammatory Diseases like...

Bacteria may be responsible for more than we suspect. Especially when it comes to inflammatory diseases such as Type 2 diabetes. Prof. Resia Pretorius from...
Intestinal Bacteria

Researchers Connect Brain Blood Vessel Lesions to Intestinal Bacteria

A study in mice and humans suggests that bacteria in the gut can influence the structure of the brain’s blood vessels, and may be...
Metabolism

Study Points to Link Between Vitamin D and Profile of Gut...

A Brazilian study published in the journal Metabolism suggests that the levels of vitamin D circulating in an organism can influence gut microbiota and hence...
Metabolic Diseases, climate, Immunity, heart failure

Penn Vet Study Identifies New Mechanism for Antibacterial Immunity

The innate immune system serves as a first-line defense, responding to infections almost immediately after a pathogen makes its way into the body. This...
immune system

One-Step Immune Activation

Pro-inflammatory molecules in the blood are essential for fighting off microbial invaders. But too much of these immune-signaling factors, and the body can go...
bacterial cell

Scientists Discover Link Between Bacteria and Supposedly Non-infectious Diseases

A group of scientists have found that a single molecule from a bacterial cell wall component can lead to the unusual behaviour of 100...
Disease Pathogens

Rapid Test Identifies Disease Pathogens

At present, bacteria, fungi or viruses can generally only be detected with certainty by way of elaborate laboratory tests or animal experiments. The food...
pneumonia

A New Hope for Treating Severe Pneumonia

Since it started investigating M33 antimicrobial peptide a few years ago, Italian company SetLance SRL has taken huge step forward. This optimised version of...
inflammation

An alternative route to inflammation

Using a combination of newly developed methods, researchers led by LMU immunologist Veit Hornung have defined a previously unknown pathway that triggers inflammation.