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Satiated macrophages produce interferon-beta to orchestrate the resolution of bacterial infection

Acute inflammation is a localized, self-limited host defense mechanism against invading microorganism and tissue injury. Rapid recruitment of white blood cells called neutrophils (polymorphonuclear neutrophil granulocytes) from the blood to the site of infection or injury is

Bacteria with a split personality outsmart the immune system

Bacteria, whether beneficial or harmful, must adapt to changes in their environment in order to survive.  This is especially true for bacteria that reside within the human respiratory tract.  The bacterium nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae, or NTHI, asymptomatically

Improving the innate immune response to S. aureus

MRSA, which stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacterium that poses a significant health threat. MRSA lives on common surfaces and parts of the body, including the skin and nose.  Although MRSA does not always cause

Oral neutrophils: cells with multiple personalities

Neutrophils are protective immune cells that swarm sites of infection to target and kill invading bacteria. The importance of neutrophils in the maintenance of human health is highlighted by multiple severe and life threatening diseases caused by

Health benefits of haskap: Possible control of inflammation-mediated chronic disorders

Biologically active phytochemicals present in cool climate berries such as haskap (Lonicera caerulea L.) offer a great alternative therapy for mitigation of most of the chronic disorders. In general, polyphenols in fruits have shown the potential to