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Fighting cancer at your local Indian restaurant

Turmeric, a bright yellow spice from south Asia belonging to the ginger family, is the main ingredient in curries -- and ancient wisdom suggests that it's also good for your health. Taking this wisdom to the laboratory, Tel Aviv University r...

New cell therapy a promising atherosclerosis treatment

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have shown in a new study on mice, that cell therapy can be used to reverse the effect of 'bad' LDL cholesterol and reduce the inflammation that leads to atherosclerosis. The new cell therapy, which is presented ...

Breathing easy: LSU biochemists offer first 3-D model of asthma-causing inflammation...

BATON ROUGE -- Inflammation is a healthy response in reaction to potentially harmful presences in the body. But when it starts in the lungs and builds up to a full-fledged asthma attack, it can be downright deadly. Chronic inflammation has been ...

Infiltrating cancer’s recruitment center

Tel Aviv -- The most common connective tissue cell in animals is the fibroblast, which plays an important role in healing wounds. But Dr. Neta Erez of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine has now demonstrated that fibroblasts can...

Fat associated with chemical changes in DNA that may help explain...

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Fat appears to associate with some distinctive chemical changes in the DNA -- a finding that may help explain why obesity can increase the risk for chronic problems such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, researchers repo...

Parallels between cancers, infection suppression reported

Tiny parasitoid wasps can play an important role in controlling the populations of other insect species by laying their eggs inside the larvae of these species. A newly hatched wasp gradually eats the host alive and takes over its body. The hos...

BUSM researchers uncover cellular mechanism responsible for chronic inflammation, Type 2...

(Boston) -- Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have demonstrated that certain T cells require input from monocytes in order to maintain their pro-inflammatory response in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The study also s...

Scorpion has welcome sting for heart bypass patients

A toxin found in the venom of the Central American bark scorpion (Centruroides margaritatus) could hold the key to reducing heart bypass failures, according to research from the University of Leeds. The study, published online in Cardiovascular Re...

Black rice bran may help fight disease-related inflammation

Scientists are reporting evidence that black rice -- a little-known variety of the grain that is the staple food for one-third of the world population -- may help soothe the inflammation involved in allergies, asthma, and other diseases. Their s...

Cigarette smoke may contribute to lung inflammation through a new chemical...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Cigarette smoke shuts off a key enzyme in airways that regulates the body's response to inflammation, according to findings from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published online today at Science Express. The UAB rese...

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