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Autoimmunity plays role in development of COPD

Autoimmunity plays a role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study led by Georgia State University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center that analyzed human genome information stored in Vanderbilt’s DNA biobank. COPD is a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. COPD, which includes emphysema and […]

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Cannabis link to relieving intestinal inflammation explained

Reports from cannabis users that the drug reduces the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may finally be explained by new research from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Bath showing that endocannabinoids help control and prevent intestinal inflammation in mice. This is the first-time scientists have reported a biological mechanism […]

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Can rare lymphocytes combat rheumatoid arthritis? Immunologists have identified the key role of ILC2 during the onset of inflammatory arthritis

Immunologists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg have demonstrated that ILC2, a group of rare lymphoid cells, play a key role in the development of inflammatory arthritis. ILCs have several functional similarities to T-cells and are important agents of our congenital immune system. The FAU researchers’ findings could form the basis for new approaches for treating rheumatoid arthritis. […]

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Everything you need to know about thyroid problems

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck that makes two hormones – thyroxine and triiodothyronine – that are secreted into the blood. It plays a huge role in your body, regulating your energy use and influencing the function of important organs including the heart, brain, liver, kidneys and skin. Essentially, your thyroid is […]

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5 Unexpected Signs You're Not Getting Enough Zinc Daily

More often than not, the word ‘malnourished’ evokes images of someone who is pale, underweight and super unwell. But when it comes to zinc deficiency, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, most people with low levels, wouldn’t even know it. With that in mind, here are five unexpected signs yours aren’t up […]