Blood vessel cells implicated in chronic inflammation of obesity

IMAGE: A UTSW study identified a type of blood vessel cell that triggers inflammation in fat tissue. Above, inflammatory immune cells (green) surround fat cells (red) in obesity and contribute to… view more  Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center DALLAS – Dec. 30, 2020 – When fat cells in the body are stuffed with excess fat, the […]

Blood vessel cells implicated in chronic inflammation of obesity — ScienceDaily

When fat cells in the body are stuffed with excess fat, the surrounding tissue becomes inflamed. That chronic, low-level inflammation is one of the driving factors behind many of the diseases associated with obesity. Now, UT Southwestern scientists have discovered a type of cell responsible, at least in mice, for triggering this inflammation in fat […]

Stopping RAS inhibitors tied to worse outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease

IMAGE: Principal investigator Juan Jesus Carrero, professor at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. view more  Credit: Ulf Sirborn. Small studies have suggested that a group of medications called RAS inhibitors may be harmful in persons with advanced chronic kidney disease, and physicians therefore often stop the treatment in such […]

Perspective: Why opioids cannot fix chronic pain

A broken heart is often harder to heal than a broken leg. Now researchers say that a broken heart can contribute to lasting chronic pain. In a reflections column published Dec. 21 in the Annals of Family Medicine, pain experts Mark Sullivan and Jane Ballantyne at the University of Washington School of Medicine, say emotional […]

Chronic stress? Zebrafish to the rescue

IMAGE: Zebrafish view more  Credit: Natalia Arefieva/MIPT Press Office A team of researchers led by MIPT’s Allan Kalueff has studied chronic stress in zebrafish and determined that the animal can serve as a valuable model species for research into the associated brain diseases, complementing research currently done on rodents. The paper was published in Scientific Reports. […]

First in nation treatment for chronic subdural hematoma at Los Robles Health System

Los Robles Health System is leading the way in neurovascular clinical trials enrolling the first patient in the nation in STEM, the Squid trial for the treatment of chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH). Chronic subdural hematoma is a disease that presents as a collection of blood that positions itself between the surface of the brain and […]

Antibiotic exposure in children under age 2 associated with chronic conditions

Children under age 2 who take antibiotics are at greater risk for childhood-onset asthma, respiratory allergies, eczema, celiac disease, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a paper written jointly by Mayo Clinic and Rutgers researchers. In a study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the researchers looked at 14,572 children born in […]

COVID-19 a double blow for chronic disease patients

There has never been a more dangerous time than the COVID-19 pandemic for people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, respiratory problems or cardiovascular conditions, new UNSW Sydney research has found. Among the adverse impacts of the pandemic for people with NCDs, the study found they are more vulnerable to catching and dying […]