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.
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.
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.