In the face of a multipronged front to drive blood pressure up, including a high-salt diet, females are better able to keep their pressure down by increasing levels of a T cell that selectively dials back inflammation, scientists say.
It’s called icing sugar spleen, when the usually purplish organ looks like it has been dipped in unhealthy white icing, and the surface is bumpy and thick.
Chronic stress can inflame our brain, destroy the connections between our neurons and result in depression, scientists say.
A synthetic peptide disrupts the destructive inflammation that occurs in nephritis, enabling the kidneys to better recover and maintain function.
Lingering inflammation in the colon is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer, and now scientists report one way it resets the stage to enable this common and often deadly cancer.
Investigators report a manmade antibody delivering a drug that inhibits inflammation can reverse a disease course that often leads to kidney failure.
"It's potentially a really safe way to treat inflammatory disease," said Dr. Paul O'Connor, the study’s co-author from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.
This pantry staple may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis.
AUGUSTA, Ga. – A receptor on our immune cells that can detect both the heat of a red chili pepper and the extreme physical heat of a pizza oven may help protect the brain following a traumatic brain injury, scientists say. A third of patients...
Researchers think the prevention of inflammation will help prevent or delay diabetic kidney disease and probably other consequences of type 1 diabetes.
A Medical College of Georgia research team has emerging evidence that a little-known gene may have a big role in keeping our Paneth cells – and us – healthy and active.