Tagged: autoimmunity

Monitoring inflammation from within

Inflammation in the gut, whether caused by infection or autoimmunity, is challenging to detect, monitor, and treat. Riglar et al. engineered a strain of Escherichia coli obtained from the gut of a mouse to...

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The Celiac Surge

In 2015, gastroenterologist Edwin Liu set to work on a clinical and genetic data set that had been growing for more than 20 years. The data pertained to celiac disease, a lifelong condition involving...

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How heritable is autoimmunity?

For many complex diseases, a mix of a person’s genes and their environment determines their susceptibility, with genetic influences often playing a greater role in children. Li et al. investigated how genes contribute to...

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