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Multicenter Systems Analysis of Human Blood Reveals Immature Neutrophils in Males and During Pregnancy

Despite clear differences in immune system responses and in the prevalence of autoimmune diseases between males and females, there is little understanding of the processes involved.

2019-08-08T22:01:02-07:00February 7th, 2017|Publication by our Team Members|

Expression of specific inflammasome gene modules stratifies older individuals into two extreme clinical and immunological states

Low-grade chronic inflammation has been associated with many of the diseases associated with aging, but the mechanisms that produce this inflammation are poorly understood.

2019-08-08T21:42:29-07:00January 16th, 2017|Publication by our Team Members|

Defective Signaling in the JAK-STAT Pathway Tracks with Chronic Inflammation and Cardiovascular Risk in Aging Humans

A longitudinal study reveals in older adults systemically reduced immune cell signaling responses that are stable at least 3 years and are predictive of cardiovascular disease.

2019-08-08T20:25:46-07:00October 26th, 2016|Publication by our Team Members|

Understanding Inflammation

Inflammation has been found to be an underlying cause in many diseases, making it a hot topic in the health media. But what do we really know about chronic inflammation and its effects on the body?

2019-08-08T19:08:44-07:00May 20th, 2016|Scientific Literature|

Inflammation, But Not Telomere Length, Predicts Successful Ageing at Extreme Old Age: A Longitudinal Study of Semi-supercentenarians

Inflammation has been found to be an underlying cause in many diseases, making it a hot topic in the health media. But what do we really know about chronic inflammation and its effects on the body?

2019-08-08T20:58:45-07:00July 29th, 2015|Scientific Literature|

Cytomegalovirus infection enhances the immune response to influenza

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a b-herpesvirus present in a latent form in most people worldwide. In immunosuppressed individuals, CMV can reactivate and cause serious clinical complications, but the effect of the latent state on healthy people remains elusive.

2019-08-08T22:02:25-07:00April 1st, 2015|Publication by our Team Members|

Systemic Inflammation Predicts All-Cause Mortality: A Glasgow Inflammation Outcome Study

Markers of the systemic inflammatory response, including C-reactive protein and albumin, as well as neutrophil, lymphocyte and platelet counts have been shown to be prognostic of survival in patients with cancer. The aim of the present study was to examine the prognostic relationship between these markers of the systemic inflammatory response and all-cause, cancer, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular mortality in a large incidentally sampled cohort.

2019-08-08T20:40:40-07:00March 2nd, 2015|Scientific Literature|

Homeostasis, Inflammation, and Disease Susceptibility

While modernization has dramatically increased lifespan, it has also witnessed the increasing prevalence of diseases such as obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. Such chronic, acquired diseases result when normal physiologic control goes awry and may thus be viewed as failures of homeostasis.

2019-08-08T22:46:05-07:00February 26th, 2015|Scientific Literature|

Systems analysis of sex differences reveals an immunosuppressive role for testosterone in the response to influenza vaccination

There are marked differences between the sexes in their immune response to infections and vaccination, with females often having significantly higher responses.

2019-08-08T21:53:09-07:00January 14th, 2014|Publication by our Team Members|

The role of inflammation in age‐related disease

It is now recognized that a mild pro‐inflammatory state is correlated with the major degenerative diseases of the elderly.

2019-08-08T20:42:09-07:00January 30th, 2013|Scientific Literature|