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by Kyle Perkovich, BS Sleep determines everything – how we feel throughout the day, our mental and physical performance, and various aspects of our overall health.1 However, an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans struggle with sleep disorders, and one out of every three adults does not get the proper amount of sleep for their health.2 Trouble sleeping can occur for a variety of reasons, such as physiological, psychological, and environmental factors, and it effects all ages.3 This widespread issue is…

by Kyle Perkovich, BS Sleep determines everything – how we feel throughout the day, our mental and physical performance, and various aspects of our overall health.1 However, an estimated 50 to 70 million…

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In this interview, Magnus Back, MD, PhD delves into the involvement of specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) in the progression of aortic valve stenosis, and the reduced accumulation of omega-3. He also talks about his research on resolvins, their receptors, and ways to facilitate the resolution of inflammation without inducing immunosuppression. Additionally, Dr. Back discusses his recent work on the use of SPMs in treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Magnus Back, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Cardiology at Karolinska Institute. From…

In this interview, Magnus Back, MD, PhD delves into the involvement of specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) in the progression of aortic valve stenosis, and the reduced accumulation of omega-3. He also talks about…

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In this interview, Thomas Van Dyke, DDS, PhD talks about the current role of nutraceuticals in managing inflammation associated with periodontal disease. He elaborates on the use of Omega-3s derivatives such as specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) as an adjunctive therapy in periodontal disease. Additionally, Dr. Van Dyke explains the connection between periodontal infections and increased risk of cardiovascular incidents, emphasizing the advantages of controlling inflammation. He concludes by discussing his ongoing research on using lipoxins and resolvins for the treatment…

In this interview, Thomas Van Dyke, DDS, PhD talks about the current role of nutraceuticals in managing inflammation associated with periodontal disease. He elaborates on the use of Omega-3s derivatives such as specialized…

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In this interview, Dr. Makoto Arita sheds light on his recent research exploring the metabolites and metabolic pathways that contribute to the anti-inflammatory and inflammation-resolving properties of omega-3. He delves deeper into the nature of specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) and how they are a cascade of metabolites. Dr. Arita also talks about various conditions, including cardiovascular diseases, where SPMs have proven advantageous. He concludes by addressing how individual health status and enzyme functionality might dictate the required amount of SPM…

In this interview, Dr. Makoto Arita sheds light on his recent research exploring the metabolites and metabolic pathways that contribute to the anti-inflammatory and inflammation-resolving properties of omega-3. He delves deeper into the…

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In this interview, Megan Falsetta, PhD addresses the prevalence and characteristics of patients with vulvar disease. She discusses the role of inflammation in chronic vulvar pain. Dr. Falsetta highlights research findings indicating that exogenous specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) have shown promising therapeutic effects in resolving pain in animal models. She expresses hope that SPMs might eventually help patients avoid invasive surgeries. Her team is planning to commence human trials soon. Dr. Falsetta concludes by discussing the role of Omega-3 supplements…

In this interview, Megan Falsetta, PhD addresses the prevalence and characteristics of patients with vulvar disease. She discusses the role of inflammation in chronic vulvar pain. Dr. Falsetta highlights research findings indicating that…

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In this interview, Matthew Spite, PhD discusses his research on the intersection of inflammation resolution via specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) and tissue repair.  He explains how their animal models demonstrate the ability of SPMs to promote tissue vascularization in cases of tissue injury or ischemia. Additionally, Dr. Spite elaborates on how Maresins can not only resolve inflammation but might also mitigate obesity, thus improving systematic metabolism. He is then asked to delve into his work concerning the role of Maresins…

In this interview, Matthew Spite, PhD discusses his research on the intersection of inflammation resolution via specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) and tissue repair.  He explains how their animal models demonstrate the ability of…

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In this interview, Catherine Godson, PhD discusses the protective role of lipoxins against inflammation in diabetes associated atherosclerosis. She offers insights into the future direction of research focused on inflammation resolution. Dr. Godson emphasizes the necessity for treatments targeting chronic complications of diabetes, which promotes resolution on top of standard care therapies. She also elaborates on her research involving lipoxins in the context of chronic complications of disease and inflammation. Catherine Godson, PhD, is a Professor of Molecular Medicine and…

In this interview, Catherine Godson, PhD discusses the protective role of lipoxins against inflammation in diabetes associated atherosclerosis. She offers insights into the future direction of research focused on inflammation resolution. Dr. Godson…

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In this interview, Jesmond Dalli, PhD, focuses on effective therapeutic approaches for resolving joint inflammation and regeneration, while highlighting the shortcomings of some existing treatments. He details his latest research on the use of Maresins in treating rheumatoid arthritis patients and the clinical insights gained from this work. Dr. Dalli concludes by explaining how specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) offer a novel approach to therapy and can complement standard pain management treatments. Jesmond Dalli, PhD, is a Professor of Molecular Pharmacology…

In this interview, Jesmond Dalli, PhD, focuses on effective therapeutic approaches for resolving joint inflammation and regeneration, while highlighting the shortcomings of some existing treatments. He details his latest research on the use…

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In this interview, Bruce Levy, MD discusses the most interesting research over the last few years, such as the development of mRNA vaccines, growth in cell-based therapies and expansion of interest in resolution biology. Dr. Levy describes the potential link between long COVID and dysregulation of resolution mediators and mechanisms. He further describes cytokine storm in this context. Dr. Levy also discusses the significance of external use of specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) in resolving inflammation in some of the chronic…

In this interview, Bruce Levy, MD discusses the most interesting research over the last few years, such as the development of mRNA vaccines, growth in cell-based therapies and expansion of interest in resolution…

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In this interview, Gabrielle Fredman, PhD delves into the role of SPMs in aging. She elaborates on the research and potential of using specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) endogenously as a preventative measure against aging. Additionally, Dr. Fredman discusses various internal factors involved in the resolution of inflammation and the mechanisms that might impede this process. She concludes by sharing her research findings on the connection of SPMs and atherosclerosis. Gabrielle Fredman, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular…

In this interview, Gabrielle Fredman, PhD delves into the role of SPMs in aging. She elaborates on the research and potential of using specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) endogenously as a preventative measure against…

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