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Study shows how gut microbiota interact with genes to promote Crohn’s disease.

Genetic susceptibility is thought to play a role in common diseases including those affecting the colon such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and colorectal cancer.  As is the case for … Continue Reading Study shows how gut microbiota interact with genes to promote Crohn’s disease.

Novel nanoparticle acts like Trojan horse to halt asthma in animal model.

Allergies are characterized by inappropriate inflammatory responses to benign environmental antigens. Primary clinical approaches to allergic disease consist of symptom control or administration of soluble antigens to skew the immune response … Continue Reading Novel nanoparticle acts like Trojan horse to halt asthma in animal model.

Researchers identify previously unknown class of antigen present in T1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is the autoimmune form of diabetes, in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed by immune cells, especially those known as T cells.  Insulin is … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown class of antigen present in T1 diabetes.

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