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Body Tightly Controls Inflammatory Response to Pathogens, Georgia State Researchers Find

ATLANTA—The body can control inflammatory response triggered by invasions of microbial pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses, a discovery that could lead to the development of new therapeutic agents for uncontrolled inflammation, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, describe how myeloid differentiation… more »

Georgia State Researcher Gets $1.35 Million to Study Effects of Common Food Additive on Body

ATLANTA—Andrew Gewirtz, a professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a four-year, $1.35 million federal grant to study how emulsifiers affect bacteria in the intestinal tract and cause chronic inflammatory diseases in the gut.

Gewirtz will examine how the widely used food additive disturbs the relationship between the gastrointestinal… more »