Asthma rates have increased dramatically since the 1950s and now affect up to 20 per cent of children in western countries. In children ages 5-14 years, the rate of death … Continue Reading Four gut bacteria shown to decrease asthma risk in infants, validate probiotic treatment.
To be activated, T cells must first recognize an antigen, receive appropriate costimulatory signals, and then encounter inflammatory cytokines to expand the immune response. This immune response has been harnessed … Continue Reading New T-cell regulation discovery set to rewrite immunology text books.
It is well-known that insulin resistance is common in people who are obese, pre-diabetic or have Type 2 diabetes. The fact that obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and … Continue Reading Researchers image the effect of insulin resistance in the brain, link to Alzheimer’s disease.
Impaired activation of mitochondrial energy metabolism in the presence of glucose has been demonstrated in pancreatic beta-cells from patients with type 2 diabetes. The cause of this dysfunction has been … Continue Reading New diagnostic identifies mitochondria dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes.
Metabolism experts are increasingly convinced that obesity and many of the pathogenic changes it entails, such as Metabolic Syndrome and type 2 diabetes, are a result of chronic inflammatory processes … Continue Reading Researchers identify enzyme in animal model responsible for metabolism disorders due to obesity.
A new study led by investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) reports the discovery of a genetic variant that is associated with a patient’s likelihood of responding to interferon-beta, … Continue Reading New gene identified in multiple sclerosis disease activity.
A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers from the Georgia Regents University report. Arthritis as well as … Continue Reading Protein appears to protect against bone loss in arthritis.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have shown for the first time how the activation of a receptor provokes the inflammation and bone degradation of rheumatoid arthritis, and that activation of … Continue Reading Blocking one receptor on cells could halt rheumatoid arthritis.