Cedars-Sinai investigators have discovered that an enzyme associated with energy production also plays a key role in boosting immunity to disease.
Inflammation is at the root of many diseases, and humans are not the only ones fighting it. Bacteria also face many of the same challenges as patients with inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and pulmonary emphysema.
Photo illustration: Dan Saelinger Methane-producing bacteria. Mutating genes. Hunger-inducing hormones. Understanding the myriad microscopic factors inside our bodies that contribute to weight gain and obesity could help curb the epidemic—and tip the scale toward improved disease prevention. In the clinic’s Read On