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Why doesn't surgical steel cause inflammation?

Some can First the terms you are looking for is biocompatibility and bioactivity. The study of them is called biomaterial science. Both fields are relatively new so complete answers do not exist, ...
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Why hasn't there been a serious effort to develop an anti-inflammatory that blocks the responsible genes?

Your question is very complex, so for now I'll focus on a few points and answer these first: Why hasn't there been visible progress on a gene-blocking approach? There are all sorts of ways to block ...
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Why doesn't surgical steel cause inflammation?

As far as I know "surgical steel" for cutting tools is never used for implants . And, reactions to metals are mostly allergys. Surgical steels are martensitic ( hard) chrome stainless , eg 440 A, B, C,...
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How does slowed action potential propagation in the optic nerve cause blurred vision?

Demyelination per se is not the whole story behind the blurring of vision seen in MS patients. MS results in an inflammation of the optic nerve (optic neuritis) and demyelination of the optic nerve ...
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Loss of function in inflammation

TL;DR: It originally referred to abnormality in "secretion" by the inflamed tissue and later became used to mean any abnormality at all. This fifth cardinal symptom of inflammation seems to be rather ...
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How did the "serendipitous rediscovery" of Sulfasalazine as an antirheumatic agent after 30 years happen?

Your question led me to: Pinals, RS (1988) Sulfasalazine in the Rheumatic Disease. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 17:246-259. I reproduce the introduction to this paper below: Most ...
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From what stage can you speak of an inflammation?

Inflammations are non specific defense reactions instigated on cell injuries. Inflammation reactions are characterised by certian physical changes that are inturn caused by physiological changes. ...
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From what stage can you speak of an inflammation?

From PubMed Health: When a wound swells up, turns red and hurts, it may be a sign of inflammation. Inflammation is – very generally speaking – the body’s immune system’s response to stimulus. This ...
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