Hot on the heels of discovering a protective form of immune response to spinal cord injury, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have pinpointed the biological trigger … Continue Reading Researchers identify trigger for protective immune response to spinal cord injuries.
Research suggests anti-inflammatory protein, interleukin 10, may trigger plaque in Alzheimer’s disease.
Inflammation has long been studied in Alzheimer’s, but in a counterintuitive finding, University of Florida researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which anti-inflammatory processes may trigger the disease. This anti-inflammatory … Continue Reading Research suggests anti-inflammatory protein, interleukin 10, may trigger plaque in Alzheimer’s disease.
The thickness of cortical brain tissue progressively reduces as individuals develop psychosis, according to researchers of a large, multi-site study of young adults at clinical high risk. Onset of psychosis … Continue Reading Large-scale neuroimaging study links gray matter loss to psychosis development.
Washington State University scientists have found a brain protein that boosts the healing power of sleep and speeds an animal’s recovery from the flu. The team determined that a brain-specific … Continue Reading Scientists find brain protein aids influenza recovery.
One of the roadblocks to the eradication of tuberculosis (TB) is the difficulty in identifying patients with latent TB infections. Neither the tuberculin skin test nor interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) … Continue Reading New whole blood assay is the first to identify latent TB infections.
A multi-disciplinary research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has made a breakthrough discovery of a new type of immune cells that may help in the development of … Continue Reading Researchers make breakthrough discovery of a new type of immune cell.
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study describes the activity of a recently discovered communication molecule of the body’s immune system, Interleukin 37 or IL-37. It has been known to … Continue Reading From HIV to cancer, Interleukin 37 (IL-37) regulates the immune system.
Asthma may be more harmful than was previously thought, according to UCLA researchers who found that genetic damage is present in circulating, or peripheral, blood. Doctors previously thought that the … Continue Reading Genetic damage caused by asthma shows up in circulating blood stream.
A new study from Karolinska Institutet presents a previously unknown immunological mechanism that protects humans against bacterial infections in the lungs. The study shows that healthy lungs contain Interleukin-26, a … Continue Reading Scientists discover new bacterial defence mechanism in the lungs.
By studying the mode of action of the interleukin-33 protein, an alarmin for white blood cells, a team at the Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale has been able … Continue Reading New study reveals key step in allergic reactions.