inflammation

Targeted micronutrition helps reduce allergy symptoms

Micronutrient deficiencies can promote inflammation and make the immune system particularly sensitive to allergens. Iron deficiency, in particular, signals danger to immune cells and leads to a more pronounced, exaggerated immune response. For the first time, scientists from the Messerli Research Institute of MedUni Vienna, Vetmeduni Vienna and the University of Vienna have conducted a …

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Researchers model a complex childhood disease on a chip

Millions of children in low- and middle-income countries suffer from environmental enteric dysfunction (EED), a chronic inflammatory disease of the gut that is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of five. EED is a devastating condition associated with malnutrition, stunted growth and poor cognitive development, with a lasting impact on …

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