Inflammation is the root of countless chronic diseases, while infectious diseases are steadily on the rise around the world. Dalhousie medical researchers are unlocking the secrets of the immune system and finding solutions to inflammatory and infectious diseases. The Dalhousie Inflammation Group and Canadian Center for Vaccinology are leading coordinated efforts in these crucial research areas.
Inflammation is a vital element of the body’s immune response. It occurs when white blood cells migrate to an area of the body to fight infection or heal an injury. Unfortunately, it also damages body tissues. In some chronic diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, lupus and multiple sclerosis, the immune response goes awry and tells white blood cells to attack the body’s own tissues.
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