Natural lipid acts as potent anti-inflammatory: NIH scientists see therapeutic potential against bacteria, viruses

Natural lipid acts as potent anti-inflammatory: NIH scientists see therapeutic potential against bacteria, viruses

Researchers have identified a naturally occurring lipid -- a waxy, fatty acid -- used by a disease-causing bacterium to impair the host immune response and increase the chance of infection. Inadvertently, they also may have found a potent inflammation therapy against bacterial and viral diseases.

Natural lipid acts as potent anti-inflammatory: NIH scientists see therapeutic potential against bacteria, viruses

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Researchers have identified a naturally occurring lipid -- a waxy, fatty acid -- used by a disease-causing bacterium to impair the host immune response and increase the chance of infection. Inadvertently, they also may have found a potent inflammation therapy against bacterial and viral diseases.

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