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BIO 190C: Inflammation and Health: Home


This library class guide has been created for Melissa Petreaca's W class on inflammation and health.  Here you will find resources to help with specific assignments and projects.  Please feel free to email me if you have questions or want to meet for a research consultation.

--Caroline <>

MEDLINE definition of inflammation: A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.

Science: Volume 339, Issue 6116 11 Janaury 2013

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This special section in this issue of Science highlights the detrimental, but also in some cases beneficial, role of inflammation in neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic syndrome.  Find the Table of Contents here.

National Public Radio: Is Inflammation Bad for You or Good for You? July 21, 2017

Science Daily: Surprising new link between inflammation and mental illness  June 14, 2017

From the CDC: Preventing Chronic Disease: In Search of a Germ Theory Equivalent for Chronic Disease (20102)

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Caroline Gilson
My office in the Prevo Science Library is Julian 174; We can also talk via Google Chat or we can set up a Zoom meeting.