T cells linked to myelin implicated in MS-like disease in monkeys

Scientists have uncovered new clues implicating a type of herpes virus as the cause of a central nervous system disease in monkeys that’s similar to multiple sclerosis in people. The findings, published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, expand on previous work to understand the cause of the disease and potentially develop antiviral […]

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 […]