New insights on how inflammatory molecule contributes to skin and pancreatic cancers

Chronic inflammation drives the development of various cancers, including those of the skin, colon and pancreas. Investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) who previously demonstrated high expression levels of an immune molecule called interleukin-33 (IL-33) during cancer-promoting inflammation have now uncovered the details behind the molecule’s effects. The research, which…

Study identifies how police violence contributes to mental health woes

Police violence—the subject of numerous protests globally—is taking a toll on people’s mental health. A newly published analysis of police violence and mental health—conducted by researchers at three universities, including the University of Michigan—found that law enforcement encounters lead to increased stress among civilians. In addition, the actions could impede…