Inflammation is a process by which the white blood cells and biochemicals protect us from infection from foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. It is the body's first attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including pathogens, irritants or damaged cells - and begin the healing process. Initially, it is beneficial but, sometimes inflammation could cause further inflammation; it can become self-perpetuating. More inflammation is created in response to the existing inflammation. The signs and symptoms of inflammation, specifically acute inflammation, show that the body is trying to heal itself. Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens.
Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author's scholarly work, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.
Last date updated on September, 2014