Researchers Subhash Tripathi, Ankitha Shetty and Tommi Välikangas from Turku Centre for Biotechnology celebrate the new publication. The study is part of the dissertation research of Ankitha Shetty and Tommi Välikangas. The research groups of Academy Professor Riitta Lahesmaa and Research Director Laura Elo from Turku Centre for Biotechnology have discovered new proteins that regulate […]Continue Reading ...
Swarupa Panda, P.hD. student at Umeå university. Credit: Niladri Bhusan Pati A component has been identified by researchers in Umeå as a novel regulator of the immune system. It acts as a molecular switch to deactivate the innate immune system and has the ability to prevent certain diseases caused by an excessive activation of the […]Continue Reading ...
Oyster blood cells glow after Bigelow Laboratory researchers added a gene labeled with a green fluorescent protein to the cells in a biosecure laboratory. A recent study found that shellfish have the potential to revolutionize human health research. Credit: José Fernández Robledo/Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Shellfish like oysters and mussels have the potential to […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain About one in every 5,000 babies is born without enteric neurons in the distal colon resulting in Hirschsprung’s disease. Because of the missing neurons, contents of the gut cannot pass normally, resulting in constipation and enlargement of colon. The condition is treated with a surgical removal of the affected gut part, […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—The prevalence of undiagnosed asthma is 20.2 percent among urban adolescents, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in the Journal of Urban Health. Jean-Marie Bruzzese, Ph.D., from the Columbia University School of Nursing in New York City, and colleagues examined the correlations between undiagnosed asthma and individual-level demographic and neighborhood-level factors in a […]Continue Reading ...
Commensal bacteria (red) reside amongst the mucus (green) and epithelial cells (blue) of a mouse small intestine. Credit: University of Chicago New research shows that healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that prevent the development of food allergies. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Naples Federico II in Italy […]Continue Reading ...
A study published in the British Journal of Dermatology indicates that an investigational nonsteroidal topical cream (PAC-14028) may be effective for treating atopic dermatitis, one of the most common inflammatory skin diseases. The trial involved a cream that blocks the transient receptor potential vanilloid subfamily, member 1, an ion channel involved in the perception of […]Continue Reading ...
Endoscopical picture of a colon mucosa with Crohn’s disease. Credit: Pascal Juillerat, University of Bern Researchers from the Department of Biomedical Research of the University of Bern and the University Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine of the Inselspital Bern, Switzerland, have discovered that changes in the composition of the intestinal bacteria in patients with […]Continue Reading ...
Electron microscopy of influenza virus. Credit: CDC Researchers at LSTM and Imperial College London have designed drugs which could help combat any potential new flu pandemic, by targeting the receptors of the cells by which the virus gains entry to the human body. In a paper published today in the Journal of Immunology the team, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Older patients with a diagnosis of chronic sinusitis—a disease of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses that often persists over many years—have a unique inflammatory signature that may render them less responsive to steroid treatment, according to a new study published by Vanderbilt researchers. The study published in the Journal of […]Continue Reading ...
Led by Dr. Donald Kohn and Katelyn Masiuk, the researchers engineered a ‘viral vector’ that would turn on the FoxP3 gene only in regulatory T cells — and not in other types of cells. Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center UCLA researchers led by Dr. Donald Kohn have created a method for modifying blood […]Continue Reading ...
Jen Gommerman and Olga Rojas, University of Toronto. Credit: Jim Oldfield Researchers at the University of Toronto and UC San Francisco have discovered that the intestine is the source of immune cells that reduce brain inflammation in people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and that increasing the number of these cells blocks inflammation entirely in a […]Continue Reading ...
Hongbo Chi, PhD, led the group that showed disrupting either mTORC1 or metabolic activity blocked Th1-like features in Th17 cells in the laboratory as well as neuroinflammation in models. Credit: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have discovered a subset of helper T cells that may help to redefine understanding […]Continue Reading ...
OIST scientists have discovered that JunB promotes immunosuppressive functions of effector regulatory T cells in colon and lungs. FOXp3, found by a group so scientists in the US in 2001, is a transcription factor responsible for hereditary immune diseases in humans. Credit: OIST Our immune systems defend our bodies against dangerous invaders and help clean […]Continue Reading ...
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