Cytokine is a substance that is made by cells of the immune system. Some cytokines can boost the immune response and others can suppress it. Cytokines can also be made in the laboratory by recombinant DNA technology and used in the treatment of various diseases, including cancer.
Broiler chicken producers the world over are all too familiar with coccidiosis, a parasite-borne intestinal disease that stalls growth and winnows flocks.
Loved or hated, the humble oat could be the new superfood for cancer patients as international research shows a diet rich in fiber could significantly reduce radiation-induced gut inflammation.
After an infection of the human body with a pathogen, a cascade of reactions will usually be set into motion.
The results obtained are encouraging and the researchers could make headway in a multifunctional cell therapy system to treat inflammatory bowel disease.
Different plants and their products contain “bioactive” components that can reduce human diseases.
A study conducted by researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) suggests that irisin, a hormone secreted from muscles in response to exercise, could have a therapeutic effect on COVID-19 patients.
New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps illuminate a surprising mind-body connection.
Allergy is one of the most common diseases in Europe, it is estimated that more than 150 million Europeans suffer from recurring allergies and by 2025 this could have increased to half of the entire European population.
A major percentage of COVID-19 cases have become so severe that hospital admissions have become mandatory for both monitoring and treatment.
For patients who receive a heart transplant in the near future, the old adage, "Good things come in small packages," may become words to live by.
There are memory cells that remember previously encountered pathogens and help to react quickly and strongly when exposed to them again.
Memory cells essentially recall formerly encountered pathogens and help respond strongly and rapidly when they are exposed to this foreign matter again.
According to results from a study, middle-aged mice had a better “old age” when the naturally-occurring metabolite, called AKG, was added to their food.
Scientists are trying to figure out how SARS-CoV-2 leads to a range of symptoms that appear to persist long after the active viral infection.
Excessive consumption of fructose -; a sweetener ubiquitous in the American diet -; can result in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is comparably abundant in the United States.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of intestinal disorders affecting an estimated six to eight million people worldwide.
Shiv Pillai, MD, Ph.D., investigator in the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard and professor at Harvard Medical School (HMS), recently published a paper in Cell showing that that high levels of some cytokines seen in COVID-19 patients, as part of a cytokine storm, may prevent the development of long-term immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
The release of massive amounts of proteins called cytokines can lead to some of the most severe symptoms of COVID-19.
People may go to great lengths to fight aging, but this process is a part of life.
Arthritis affects almost 2% of the world's population, or some 150 million people, and currently, there is no completely effective treatment for this chronic disease. A new molecule developed in the laboratory has been shown to have potential therapeutic effects.