Tag Archives: Humans

Humans co-evolved with immune-related diseases — and it’s still happening

Some of the same mutations allowing humans to fend off deadly infections also make us more prone to certain inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn’s disease. In a Review published November 27 in the journal Trends in Immunology, researchers describe how ancestral origins impact the likelihood that people of African or Eurasian descent might… Read More »

Humans have ability to regrow cartilage

Humans have a salamander-like ability to regrow cartilage in joints, new research suggests. Cartilage in human joints can repair itself through a process similar to that used by animals such as salamanders and zebrafish to regenerate limbs, scientists have found. The study identified a mechanism for repair that appears to be more robust in ankle… Read More »