Harnessing the healing power within our cells: University of Queensland researchers have identified a pathway in cells that could be used to reprogram the body’s immune system to fight back against both chronic inflammatory and infectious diseases. Dr Kaustav Das Gupta and Professor Matt Sweet from UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience discovered that a molecule derived from glucose in immune cells can both stop bacteria growing and dampen inflammatory responses. Dr Das Gupta said the finding is a critical step towards future therapeutics that train immune cells. “The effects of this molecule called ribulose-5-phosphate on bacteria are striking – it

Harnessing the healing power within our cells as seen on The Hippocratic Post.