Tag Archives: discovered

Links among poor sleep, high blood pressure, gut microbiome discovered

In the first study of its kind, University of Illinois Chicago researchers have found associations among disrupted sleep, elevated blood pressure and changes in the gut microbiome. The research aimed to determine whether a 28-day period of disrupted sleep changed the microbiota in rats. The gut microbiota refers to the collection of microorganisms living in… Read More »

New inflammation inhibitor discovered

Crystal structure of the protein OGG1 bound to a key inhibitor. Illustration: Geoffrey Masuyer “We’ve developed a new drug molecule that inhibits inflammation,” says Professor Thomas Helleday, at the Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, who led the study. The enzyme OGG1 triggers inflammation It was when developing a new molecule for inhibiting the enzyme… Read More »