Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD , describes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines. IBD, which affects about 3 million adults in the United States, is an autoimmune disorder — a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues. Its symptoms...
UC Riverside mouse study focuses on the receptor TNFR1
UC Riverside-led study in mice and human tissue is the first to show how a disease mutation weakens barrier properties of epithelial cells lining the gut
UC Riverside mouse study will identify mechanisms the gene PTPN2 uses to affect gut cells
Whether we like it or not, everyone accumulates fat. For women, it usually accumulates around the hips, resulting in a pear-shaped look. In men, fat tends to build up around the abdomen, creating an apple shape. As it turns out, it’s healthier to be a pear than an apple. A...
Focusing on hookworms, UC Riverside mouse study identifies role infection-fighting cells play in inflamed and damaged tissue
UC Riverside-led study shows that ‘good inflammation’ promotes axon myelination