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Fat crystals trigger chronic inflammation

Scientists identify previously unknown disease mechanism

28-Aug-2020

A congenital disorder of the fat metabolism can apparently cause chronic hyperreaction of the immune system. This is the conclusion reached by researchers from the University of Bonn in a recent study. The results are published in the journal Autophagy. Some individuals suffer from a genetic ...

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Why and how we age

A low level of the stress hormone cortisol contributes to the ageing process

03-Jul-2020

Why do we age? What exactly is happening in our bodies? And can we do anything about it? Mankind has sought answers to these questions since time immemorial. While the pharmaceutical scientists Alexandra K. Kiemer and Jessica Hoppstädter from Saarland University are not claiming to have solved ...

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An inflammatory diet correlates with colorectal cancer risk

The risk of developing colorectal cancer for individuals that follow a pro-inflammatory diet is two times higher than usual

16-Jul-2019

Researchers from the Molecular Mechanisms and Experimental Therapy in Oncology program (Oncobell) of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), together with the Biodonostia Health Research Institute (IIS Biodonostia), among others, have ...

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New fuel-delivery route for cells identified

Findings shed light on chronic diseases, aging

10-Jan-2019

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a previously unknown route for cellular fuel delivery, a finding that could shed light on the process of aging and the chronic diseases that often accompany it. With age, cells gradually lose their ability to take ...

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Faulty immune receptor could be reason why many face HIV complications

10-Jan-2019

For HIV patients, treatments that control the infection have come a long way. But many still struggle with a host of other disease-related complications such as neurocognitive disorders, cardiovascular issues, diabetes and chronic inflammation. Why these complications occur isn't exactly known, ...

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A golden ticket to faster muscle recovery

Gold nanoparticles with cytokines reduce inflammation and promote muscle fiber regeneration

04-Oct-2018

Anyone who has ever torn or injured a muscle knows that swelling, redness, and pain soon follow the injury: classic signs of inflammation. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to promote healing, but prolonged, excess inflammation in the muscles can contribute to the progression of chronic ...

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David vs Goliath: How a small molecule can defeat asthma attacks

15-Jun-2018

An invisible particle enters your lungs. The next thing you know breathing becomes difficult. You are having as asthma attack. Asthma is one of the most common and difficult to endure chronic conditions. About 30 million Americans experience asthma attacks and 3 million have a severe, ...

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Why asbestos is so dangerous

09-Mar-2018

Long, pointed asbestos fibres induce chronic inflammation, which can lead to cancer. SNSF-funded researchers have found underlying mechanisms for this and hope their results will help prevent damage. The fact that asbestos causes cancer has been largely undisputed for nearly 50 years. Now, ...

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Multiple sclerosis: Cholesterol crystals prevent regeneration in the central nervous system

Lipid metabolism controls regeneration in the central nervous system

08-Jan-2018

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, in which the immune cells attack the insulating myelin sheath surrounding nerve fibers. The regeneration of intact myelin sheathes is a necessary prerequisite for patients to recover from MS relapses. ...

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Chronically ill, yet healthier

11-Jul-2017

The incidence of chronic inflammatory lung diseases is on the rise throughout the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), they will become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030. So far, there is no reliable therapy, which only reflects the fact that the underlying ...

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