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2013-09-27 10:12:13

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered an important process by which special immune cells in the skin help heal wounds. They found that these skin-resident immune cells function as “first responders” to skin injuries in part by producing the molecule known as interleukin-17A (IL-17A), which wards off infection and promotes wound healing. “This appears to be a critical and unique component of mammals’ defense against skin wounds, and we hope that it will...

2013-09-24 11:00:52

A new study shows that exposure to diesel exhaust particles from traffic pollution leads to increased asthma severity in children. Moreover, the study finds that this is due to increased blood levels of IL-17A, a protein associated with several chronic inflammatory diseases, in children with high diesel exposure. The study by researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. The research, conducted in mice...

2013-08-08 23:17:34

MD Biosciences focuses on rapid and cost effective models of psoriasis involving the IL-23/Th17 axis in order to provide companies alternatives to complex and cost prohibitive xenotransplantation models for screening. With the earlier launch of the IMQ model and now the IL-23 psoriasis model, MD Biosciences offers a range of rapid models for dermal conditions such as dermatitis and psoriasis. St Paul, MN (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 Recent psoriasis research has focused extensively on the...

2009-06-15 10:09:24

Up-regulation of certain cytokines and chemokines (signaling molecules involved in the functioning of the immune system) can predict the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) three years before the onset of symptoms, according to the results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2009, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Copenhagen, Denmark.The results of the study showed that up-regulation of certain cytokines (specifically Th1, Th2 and Treg) involved in the...

2009-06-04 14:11:02

A drug derived from the hydrangea root, used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine, shows promise in treating autoimmune disorders, report researchers from the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Immune Disease Institute at Children's Hospital Boston (PCMM/IDI), along with the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In the June 5 edition of Science, they show that a small-molecule compound known as halofuginone inhibits the development of Th17 cells, immune cells recently...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.