Immunology

February 2, 2021
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Study identifies noncoding RNA involved in immune response and sepsis

GAPLINC, a highly conserved long noncoding RNA, modulates the immune response during endotoxic shock. Reducing or eliminating GAPLINC led to enhanced expression of inflammatory genes in […]
January 27, 2021
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Race plays a role in children’s food allergies

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Black children have significantly higher rates of shellfish and fish allergies than white children, confirming that race plays an important role in […]
January 23, 2021
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Exercising muscle combats chronic inflammation on its own

Long, thin, well-defined muscle fibers (top left) are in shambles after prolonged inflammation (top right), but maintain their structure (bottom left) and strength (bottom right) when […]
December 4, 2020
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Gasdermin offers insight into coral necrotic death

Cleavage of GSDME by caspase 3. Credit: IOCAS Pyroptosis is a highly inflammatory form of programmed necrotic cell death that acts as a defense mechanism against […]
December 3, 2020
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Peanut treatment lowers risk of severe allergic reactions in preschoolers

Exposing children to a small, regular dose of peanuts in a real-world setting (outside of a clinical trial) is effective in reducing the risk of allergic […]
November 18, 2020
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Study in mice demonstrates how gut bacteria help ward off viruses to make animals resistant to infection

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The role of the gut microbiome in disease and health has been well established. Yet, how the bacteria residing in our guts […]
November 16, 2020
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Q&A: What patients should know about fall and winter allergies

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As we transition into colder months, fall and winter allergy sufferers may notice a change in their quality of life. If you’re […]
November 14, 2020
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Elastic-free face masks can help some with allergies stay safe during COVID-19

Yashu Dhamija, MD, is a fellow at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Credit: Colleen Kelley/University of Cincinnati A University of Cincinnati immunologist is recommending […]
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