Boron Shines A Light On The Dark Side Of Inflammation
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David Brough is a professor at the Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester.

 

                       

Boron Shines A Light On The Dark Side Of Inflammation

Inflammation, our bodies’ response to infection and injury, is generally regarded as a protective response that occurs to eliminate the offending stimulus and to promote repair and recovery. However, inflammation has a dark side. During chronic non-communicable diseases (such as diseases of aging like Alzheimer’s disease, vascular disease, even aging itself), inflammation is destructive. The same inflammatory mechanisms that kill off infections start to attack our own healthy cells and make diseases worse. We think the reason for this may...

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