Scientists have identified a rare, new cell in the immune system with ‘Jekyll and Hyde properties.’ These cells play a key protective role in immunity to infection but — if unregulated — also mediate tissue damage in autoimmune disorders. The finding…
Cellular metabolism regulates the fate decision between pathogenic and regulatory T cells
Preclinical research shows a pivotal role for cellular metabolism to regulate the fate decision of naïve CD4 T cells as they differentiate into either destructive Th17 cells that mediate chronic inflammation or regulatory Treg T cells, a decision that …
Brain inflammation in veterans with Gulf War illness
In a new discovery, researchers have detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness.
Dietary interventions may slow onset of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders
Significantly reducing dietary levels of the amino acid methionine could slow onset and progression of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis in high-risk individuals, according to new findings.