Biotechnology Cell Therapy Diabetes Pharmaceuticals

Diabetes Drugs Act as Powerful Curb for Immune Cells in Controlling Disease-causing Inflammation

Controlling Immune System Fuel Puts the Brakes on Macrophage Damage When tissue is damaged, one of the body’s first inflammatory immune-system responders are macrophages, cells which are commonly thought of as “construction workers” that clear away damaged tissue debris and initiate repair. However, prolonged inflammation promotes the progression of many diseases, including obesity. Now, a […]

Cardiology

Cedars-Sinai-Led Study Suggest Ways to Improve Therapies for Heart Attacks and Stroke

Investigators have identified a new cellular pathway that may help explain how arterial inflammation develops into atherosclerosis—deposits of cholesterol, fats and other substances that create plaque, clog arteries and promote heart attacks and stroke. The findings could lead to improved therapies for atherosclerosis, a leading cause of death worldwide. “We have known for decades that […]

Biotechnology cancer Cancer Discovery

Virginia Tech Researchers Help the Body Protect Itself Against Inflammation and Colon Cancer

Could inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer be prevented by changing the shape of a single protein? There is an intimate link between uncontrolled inflammation in the gut associated with inflammatory bowel disease and the eventual development of colon cancer. This uncontrolled inflammation is associated with changes in bacteria populations in the gut, which can […]