Tag Archives: Inflammation

Lichen sclerosus: Porcelain between the legs

Lichen sclerosus, an inflammation of the connective tissue, is considered a rare disease affecting postmenopausal women. Studies show that boys are more often affected than previously thought. Researchers have not yet found the trigger for the inflammatory processes, more...

Parodontitis: scary biofilm

An inflammation of the gums doesn't ruin in the long run only the teeth. The released bacteria are conveyed to many other regions of the body as well. In Zurich, a young group of researchers is trying to fully understand the inflammatory process by putting it in a more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Celiac Disease: Fight with cereal gluten

No bread, no ready-to-eat products: The black list for celiac patients is long. Because of an genetic abnormality their bodies reacts aggressively to gluten. This misdirected immune response leads to chronic inflammation of the small intestine wall. more...

Alert in the Cell Power Plant

Mitochondria are a whole lot more than just energy manufacturers of the cell. They are also the alarm system for the immune response. With the knowledge about their importance for systemic inflammations the therapeutic opportunities increase as well. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

The Rheuma-Nomades

Until recently, rheumatoid arthritis was considered a pure autoimmune disease. Cytocine seemed to lure B- and T-lymphocytes to the joints. Researchers now show that the disease is rather similar to a metastasizing tumor. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Pain Therapy – Extra Hot

The Hungarian pharmacologist Nikolaus Jancso was one of the first to isolate Capsaicin the hot substance from chili and paprika to experiment with it. He set the basis for Capsaicin research with it in medicine at the University of Graz/Austria among others. But lately more...

Article by Karin Bäck

Do Fat Cells just hang around?

The main function of adipocytes, i. e. fat cells, is solely the storage of the often so much despised fat pads. But it's obvious: Fat cells can do a lot more. The annoying depots even have influence on the immune system. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Well then… Cheers!

The year started well. News came from Denmark that alcohol, combined with a healthy lifestyle, can lower the risk of cardiac diseases. Cambridge announced that among others a moderate consumption can increase the lifespan. Not really a consolation for people suffering more...

Article by Karin Bäck
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