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May 16, 2014
Alpha Gal and the Lone Star Tick
Our immune response against a foreign molecule present in animal products may play a role in some allergic, autoimmune, and inflammatory disorders. This reaction is thought to underlie tick bite...
December 18, 2012
Meat May Exceed Daily Allowance of Irony
The foreign meat molecule Neu5Gc may not only contribute to the progression of cancer and heart disease by supplying inflammation, but also set children up for life-threatening reactions to E. coli...
December 17, 2012
Nonhuman Molecules Lining Our Arteries
The foreign meat molecule Neu5Gc builds up in human tumors and atherosclerotic plaques and may play an inflammatory role in the progression of both diseases.
December 14, 2012
How Tumors Use Meat to Grow: Xeno-Autoantibodies
Cancer may use a molecule found in animal products to trick our immune system into feeding it with inflammation.
December 13, 2012
The Inflammatory Meat Molecule Neu5Gc
Plant-based diets may help rheumatoid arthritis by decreasing exposure to an inflammatory compound found in animal products.
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