Posts Tagged ‘Chris Overall’

Master switch discovery could provide road map for treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases

Jan. 22, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , ,

Scientists trying to create drugs to treat chronic inflammation in diseases like arthritis now have a new culprit known as MMP2. New University of British Columbia research shows that this enzyme works as a master switch to activate inflammatory diseases.

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Mapping proteins key to human health and immune system: UBC research

Feb. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Proteins, the building block for all living organisms, are the ultimate transformers – able to splice and switch roles and functions within the human body. But when these changes go wrong, diseases such as cancers and arthritis may result, says University of British Columbia researcher Chris Overall.

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