FDA-approved drug shows promise against ALS in mice

Accumulating evidence suggests that inflammatory processes may play a role in the initiation and progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Harvard Gazette | Nov. 27, 2019 | harvard
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Tags: health-medicine als amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis basic-research cromolyn-sodium inflammation

Exercise found to block chronic inflammation in mice

A new study identifies a molecular connection between exercise and inflammation that takes place in the bone marrow and highlights a previously unappreciated role of leptin in exercise-mediated cardiovascular protection.

Harvard Gazette | Nov. 7, 2019 | harvard
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Tags: health-medicine artery-clogging-blockages basic-research chronic-inflammation heart-disease hematopoietic-stem hspc leptin leukocytes

Harvard researchers look toward nature to beat cancer

Every year, more than 18 million people around the world are told, “You have cancer.” In the U.S., nearly half of all men and more than one-third of women will develop some kind of cancer during their lifetimes, and 600,000-plus die from it annually. Despite the billions of dollars and countless new treatments that have […]

Lindsay Brownell | March 1, 2019 | harvard
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Tags: health-medicine artificial-lymph-nodes cancer-research-uks-grand-challenge cancer-treatments cancer-vaccine chemotherapy david-mooney dna-origami donald-ingber inflammation mimicking-nature nanoparticle-backpacks organ-chips samir-mitragotri william-shih wyss-institute

Interaction between immune factors triggers cancer-promoting chronic inflammation

Harvard researchers found that interaction between immune factors triggers cancer-promoting chronic inflammation, setting the stage for the development of skin cancer associated with chronic dermatitis and colorectal cancer in patients with colitis.

Sue McGreevey | Feb. 11, 2019 | harvard
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Tags: health-medicine cancer cancer-promoting-inflammation colon-cancer cutaneous-biology-research-center immune-factor-il-33 inflammation massachusetts-general-hospital mgh mgh-center-for-cancer-immunology pnas shawn-demehri skin-cancer t-cells

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