Thursday, February 2, 2023

Promising New Approach for Gum Disease Treatment Identified

Nearly 50 percent of all adults in the United States suffer from the gum disease, periodontitis. Of these 17 percent suffer from a more severe form of periodontitis that increases their...

How Gum Disease Bacteria Selectively Disarm Immune System

The human body is comprised of roughly 10 times more bacterial cells than human cells. In healthy people, these bacteria are typically harmless and...

How Candida Albicans Exploits Lack of Oxygen to Cause Disease

Scientists have discovered how a common yeast, Candida albicans, adapts to low oxygen levels in different parts of the body, allowing it to emerge to cause...

Vitamin D Provides Relief From Chronic Hives, Study Shows

A study by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center shows vitamin D as an add-on therapy could provide some relief for chronic...

A Galaxy Within Us: Programming Gut Microbiota with Food

Who would have thought that the human body contains over 10 times the amount of bacterial cells as human cells? These bacteria — now...

Living Organ Regenerated for First Time: Thymus Rebuilt in Mice

A team of scientists at the University of Edinburgh has succeeded in regenerating a living organ for the first time. The team rebuilt the...

British Scientists Accidentally Discover New Type of Immune Cell That Kills...

In a finding that could herald a major breakthrough in cancer treatment British scientists have accidentally discovered a new type of immune cell that kills most...

Reversing Inflammation in Old Lungs Restores Youthful Immune Response to Infection

  New research shows that the lungs become more inflammatory with age and that ibuprofen can lower that inflammation. In fact, immune cells from old...

Immune Cells in Liver Drive Fatty Liver Disease, Liver Cancer

Fatty liver disease – alongside fatty liver due to massive alcohol consumption – is mainly caused by excessive consumption of fat and sugar combined...

Intestinal Bacteria Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers have linked a species of intestinal bacteria known as Prevotella copri to the onset of rheumatoid arthritis, the first demonstration in humans that the chronic...

Going Viral – Bacteriophages Offer Sustainable, Powerful Method of Controlling Microbes

In the early 1900s, most researchers believed that DNA was a “stupid molecule,” too simple to be of any value in the transmission of...

Bacteria From Honey Bees Possible Alternative to Antibiotics

Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, well before honey as we now know it was manufactured and sold in stores. So...