Content Tagged with: inflammation

Novel mechanism links genetic defect in IBD patients to gut leakiness

A team of researchers led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has identified a novel mechanism by which loss-of-function mutations in the gene PTPN2, found in many patients with inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, affect how intestinal epithelial cells maintain a barrier. The intestinal epithelium, a...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Understanding a gene’s role in inflammatory bowel disease

UC Riverside mouse study will identify mechanisms the gene PTPN2 uses to affect gut cells

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Among body shapes, pears are healthier than apples

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...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Striking a balance between immunity and inflammation

Focusing on hookworms, UC Riverside mouse study identifies role infection-fighting cells play in inflamed and damaged tissue

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Science / Technology

Chemical compound produces beneficial inflammation and remyelination that could help treat multiple sclerosis

UC Riverside-led study shows that ‘good inflammation’ promotes axon myelination

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health