Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes high blood sugar levels that are potentially fatal if left unmanaged. Injection of insulin is the primary treatment against this disease. Unfortunately a … Continue Reading New insulin pill successful in animal studies.
T cells are the immune cells responsible for recognizing and destroying specific invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, or cancer. Their activity is highly tunable, with signals from other cells adjusting … Continue Reading Study identifies a new regulator of immune responses.
The innate immune system is hard-wired to protect people from infection. However, mutations in these protective genes can lead to uncontrolled inflammation, resulting in autoinflammatory disease. Autoinflammatory diseases are characterized … Continue Reading Precision medicine study identifies decades-old mysterious, rare and debilitating disease.
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and … Continue Reading Researchers link obesity to a faulty immune system in animal model.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common inflammatory of the types of arthritis affecting around 1% of the population. RA is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and … Continue Reading Gene regulating severity of tissue damage in rheumatoid arthritis identified.
There is currently great interest in treating ulcerative colitis with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), which involves transplanting gut fecal bacteria from healthy people into patients with ulcerative colitis. Now, two new … Continue Reading First ever trial of fecal microbiota transplantation in humans with ulcerative colitis successful.