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 […]

Research reveals how a fungal infection activates inflammation — ScienceDaily

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified the mechanisms behind inflammasome activation driven by infection with the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Fungal infection, especially with A. fumigatus, is a leading cause of infection-associated deaths in people with compromised immune systems. The work provides clues to a potential therapeutic approach for treating infectious and […]

New cause of inflammation in people with HIV identified — ScienceDaily

While current antiretroviral treatments for HIV are highly effective, data has shown that people living with HIV appear to experience accelerated aging and have shorter lifespans — by up to five to 10 years — compared to people without HIV. These outcomes have been associated with chronic inflammation, which could lead to the earlier onset […]

Coating implants with ‘artificial bone’ to prevent inflammation

IMAGE: Schematic diagram of the laser-induced single-step coating induced hydroxyapatite synthesis, HAp-substrate mixed molten layer, and HAp coating layer formation process. In the figure, the green and red circles indicate “Ca2+ “,… view more  Credit: Korea Institue of Science and Technology(KIST) Bone disease is becoming increasingly prevalence in modern society due to population aging among other […]