National Geographics: The end of inflammation? New approach could treat dozens of diseases.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Bilateral X-ray of the hands and wrists of a 54 year old patient with rheumatoid arthritis. On the right hand (left), there is arthritis in the wrist joints. There is a loss of bone space and the bones are beginning to fuse. On the left hand (right), there are bony growths in the left finger joints causing inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis is a degenerative autoimmune disease that mainly affects the capsule around the flexible joints, causing chronic inflammation. It can be a debilitating and painful condition and can lead to deformities and loss of functioning and mobility. Image by ZEPHYR, Science Source

An exciting and comprehensive article about molecular mechanisms that are responsible for the damage and resolution of inflammation in cancer, aging, and severe COVID-19. Alongside several globally successful immunologists, Gerhard Krönke explains the role of macrophages in stopping inflammation.

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