Can a sugar treat atherosclerosis?

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Blogger: Siril S. Bakke, PhD/Post doc, Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR) Cardiovascular disease resulting from atherosclerosis is one of the most common causes of death worldwide. Our new study reveals molecular mechanisms behind how a cyclic sugar reduces inflammation on the surface of cholesterol crystals. Inflammation and the activation…

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CEMIR researcher appointed Young Associate Investigator by NCMM

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Associate professor Richard Kumaran Kandasamy at the Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR) has been appointed as a Young Associate Investigator by the Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM). Centre for Molecular Medicine Norway (NCMM) is an international biomedical research centre, with the overall objective of translating basic medical research into…

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Bacterial needle injections into host cells block immune responses

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Bloggere: Egil Lien, Professor II at Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (CEMIR) and Mathias Pontus Ørning, PhD candidate. A number of human-pathogenic bacteria use specialized secretion systems to deliver bacterial effector proteins into host cells. These effector proteins can have many different functions, but the main bacterial goals are believed to be to…

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Tuberculosis – a complex enigma

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Blogger: Jane Atesoh Awuh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (SFF-CEMIR). Most often we become passionate and involved in issues in this life for very personal reasons. I am particularly drawn to infectious diseases because I hail from a society that is plagued…

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Mapping the antiviral innate immune defense system

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Blogger: Richard Kumaran Kandasamy Associate Professor and Onsager Fellow at Centre of Molecular Inflammation Research (SFF-CEMIR) Our innate immune system is the first and most important barrier of microbial threats such as viruses and bacteria.  It will sense, and in most cases, clear out these pathogens – but not always. A new…

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New insight in the development of immunity to parasitic worms

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By Menno Oudhoff, Researcher, Centre of Molecular Inflammation Reseach (CEMIR)     The gastrointestinal tract is a common site for infection by a variety of pathogens. Helminth infections continue to be major causes of disease worldwide, and are a significant burden on health care systems. For example, gut-dwelling parasitic worms…

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Successful international conference on molecular inflammation in Trondheim

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May 30th – June 2nd CEMIR organized an international conference on mechanisms of molecular inflammation. The venue was Kunnskapssenteret at NTNU/ St. Olavs Hospital. 200 delegates from 20 different countries participated and made this conference an important arena to foster further innovative research on molecular mechanisms and regulation of inflammation.…

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