Mechanism behind CBD’s potent anti-inflammatory effects identified

Posted in Medicine on 31st Aug, 2023
by Alex Muller

In addition to being a more potent anti-inflammatory than other cannabinoids, CBD does not produce a psychoactive effect like THC does. The researchers say their study could lead to new therapeutic strategies using CBD to treat inflammatory diseases such as asthma.

Targeting Uncontrolled Inflammation May Be Key To Treating Resistant Cancers

Posted in Medicine on 20th May, 2023
by Alex Muller

Van Andel Institute scientists have pinpointed how a specific gene mutation triggers an inflammatory cascade that may drive development of treatment-resistant cancers.

First-Ever Blood Test For Myocarditis Detects Heart Inflammation

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Nov, 2022
by Alex Muller

"When viewed in combination with symptoms, the results could allow GPs to easily determine whether their patients have myocarditis. While we still need to confirm these findings in a larger study, we're hopeful that it won't be long until this blood test is in regular use."

Sadness-induced inflammation linked to comorbid diseases

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Feeling sad can increase levels of inflammatory proteins in the blood that are linked to increased risk heart disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome, according to a study.

Inflammation, not telomere length, predicts healthy longevity of centenarians

Posted in Medicine on 5th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

To live past 100 you must keep inflammation down.