Scientists to Explore Whether Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Control Blood Sugar

Scientists to Explore Whether Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Control Blood Sugar Inflammation and metabolic disorders are deeply intertwined. For example, people with inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s disease and psoriasis are at risk of developing metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance and diabetes. However troubling that connection might seem, it also might

Cats May Help Increase Empathy, Decrease Anxiety for Kids with Autism

Cats May Help Increase Empathy, Decrease Anxiety for Kids with Autism As a former school nurse in the Columbia Public Schools, Gretchen Carlisle would often interact with students with disabilities who took various medications or had seizures throughout the day. At some schools, the special education teacher would bring in

How Does the Immune System Keep Tabs on the Brain?

How Does the Immune System Keep Tabs on the Brain? Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, schizophrenia and many other neurological and psychiatric conditions have been linked to inflammation in the brain. There’s growing evidence that immune cells and molecules play a key role in normal brain development and function as

Killing Cancer by Unleashing the Body’s Own Immune System

Killing Cancer by Unleashing the Body’s Own Immune System The body’s immune system is the first line of defense against infections like bacteria, viruses or cancers. Some cancers, however, have developed the art of molecular deception to avoid destruction by the body’s immune system. However, a University of Missouri researcher

Aubagio Slows Grey Matter, Whole Brain Atrophy in CIS, Study Finds

Aubagio Slows Grey Matter, Whole Brain Atrophy in CIS, Study Finds Studied for the first time, Aubagio (teriflunomide) slowed the loss of cortical grey matter and whole-brain volume in people with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) during two years of therapy, a study found. The treatment was especially effective in those

Gene That Protects Against Osteoarthritis Identified

Gene That Protects Against Osteoarthritis Identified Working in a mouse model of the disorder, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a molecule previously linked to diabetes, cancer and muscle atrophy also seems to be involved in the development of osteoarthritis and may be