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Duke Researchers Discover Candidate Susceptibility Gene For Autoimmune Disease
...teamdetermined that the animals had characteristic antibodies
against theirown tissues that represent an inflamm...atmentfor rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that also uses antibodies
to TNFa, Blackshearsaid. Such studies have shown antibodies
to TNFa can significantly reducethe symp...
Discovery Of Cell Sites May Shed Light On How Bodily Systems Interact
...nal Institutesof Health, was done using monoclonal antibodies
as a stain to zero in onthe morphology of cells in mice. "This work shows us a marriage of the endocrine and immune systems,"Kelley said. "These data give us a new set of glasses -- a new wayof looking at the world that has always assumed that such ...
Virus May Be Linked To Obesity -- Early Findings Hint At Relationship
...hat as many as 15percent of obese people may carry antibodies
to the virus, indirectevidence that they once were...se and 45 lean humanvolunteers for the presence of antibodies
to Ad-36. He found about 15percent of the obese volunteers had antibodies
to Ad-36 while the leanvo...
New Vaccine Blocks Viral Entry In Cattle, May Have Implications For Human Vaccines
...e animal's immune system to make antibodies. These antibodies
line the cow's nasal passages and block the virus ...le, the immune system in a lymph node nearby makes antibodies
that circulate in the blood and lymph systems," Letchworth says. "But you get a much different respo...
Stopping "Cellular Suicide" Could Boost Production In Biotech Labs
...maceutical factories thatproduceproteins, enzymes, antibodies
and viruses to help patients withan array ofillnesses. Apoptosis prompts many of these microscopic workers toputphysiological "guns to their heads" after just a few days on thejob. Workingclosely with molecular biologists, Johns Hopkins Universityeng...
First Salmonella Vaccine For Poultry To Be On The Market Soon
...genital and urinary organs; the blood, which sends antibodies
to fight toxins; and specialized killer cells. Most vaccines are injected and trigger only the second and third lines of defense. In a related development, Curtiss also announced at the conference the success of a recombinant vaccine that u...
Common Childhood Virus Poses Threat To Adults, Research Shows
...tive for RSV antibodies, only the 57 whoselevel of antibodies
quadrupled over the course of a month were consideredtrue cases of RSV for the study. In some patients, researchers noticed theeffects of bacterial infection, which indicates they might have acquireda bacterial pneumonia along with or after RSV infec...
Researchers Discover First Animal Strain Of Hepatitis E Virus
...ho have not traveled abroad -- have antibodies
to hepatitis E virus or related age...es with an assay designed to detect antibodies
to strains of human hepatitis E virus. Most of the samples, taken from...
Oral Vaccine Protects Infants From Severe Rotavirus Diarrhea
...ystem can easily recognize it and then tailor-make antibodies
to fight that viral strain. When making the rhesus rotavirus-tetravalent (RRV-TV) vaccine, the NIAIDresearchers used this substitution strategy to create weakened forms of three ofthe four clinically important human rotaviruses. The fourth human str...
Common Food Dye Can Cause Severe Allergic Reactions
...test to confirm that his patient carried cochineal antibodies
and was, indeed, allergic to the food dye. A P-K test involves making a serum from the patient's blood and injecting it in the skin of a person who is not allergic to the substance being tested. P-K tests are rarely administered anymore because...
Recombinant Protein Immunizes Mice, Promises New Strategy Against Infection And Cancer
...une cells called B cells, works mainly bysecreting antibodies
into the body's fluids. These antibodies
seek and destroythe germs circulating in the bloodstream. However, antibodies
are useless whenit co...
Virologists Track New Influenza Threat
... commonly get H1, H2 and H3 influenza and have antibodies
that can fight off infection for those types. The H5 virus is frightening because people have no antibody protection against this type. Any time a new influenza type is int...
Experimental Trial Combines DNA Vaccine With Triple-Drug Therapy To Stop HIV
...saw a statistically significant, measurablerise in antibodies
against the virus." MacGregor hypothesizes that the added immune response may result fromdifferences in the way the antigens are presented to the immune system by thevaccine. With the vaccine, viral DNA is introduced into muscle cells, which...
Biotech Approach To Feral Cat Problem Devised
... vaccine is capable of inducing the production of antibodies
which recognize the ZP and block the ability of a ...P antigen is released and stimulates production of antibodies
against ZP. Because these antibodies
bind to the ZP surrounding the egg, they inhibit the binding o...
Long-Standing Puzzle Of Immune System Is Solved By UCSF Researchers
...stem to introduce new mutations into genesencoding antibodies
was never suspected to play such an active role, theysay. While some researchers previously had suggested that repair enzymesmay be disabled in B cells, none had suggested that repair enzymes mightactually be contributing to the generation o...
Common Infection Linked To High Blood Pressure
... to the heart than did survivors with nodetectable antibodies
in their blood. Cook says his study was designed to determine whether the bacterium wasassociated with severe high blood pressure in a multiracial inner-city Britishpopulation. The study included 123 patients with high blood pressure and 123...
Hultgren Receives Prestigious Eli Lilly Award
... recognize FimH on invadingbacteria. The resulting antibodies
bind to FimH, capping the tips of the hairsand preventing them from sticking to receptors in the bladder. In the MedImmunetrials, mice infected with E. coli did not succumb to disease. "This basicprinciple should be applicable to many infections, in...
Allergies To Rubber Affect 12.5 Percent Of Health Care Workers
...are "sensitized"to the proteins: they have special antibodies
linked to allergies and specificfor the rubber pro...ith a rubber extract and ablood test to see if IgE antibodies
specific for rubber proteins were present. Twelve-and-a-half percent were positive, meanin...
Liquid Crystals Light Up Simple Chemical Test
...over the assay. The molecular receptorsgrabbed the antibodies
and held tight. When the solution ebbed away, thel...landscapeand allowed to settle. Had there been no antibodies
in the test solution -- no boulders -- theliquid crystal molecules would have aligned in parallel al...
Researchers Discover Ways The Ulcer/Cancer Bug Can Trigger Disease
...immune response. Gurugenoticed that the mouse made antibodies
against H. pylori carbohydrates when thebacterium attached to the stomach lining. As it turned out, these bacterialcarbohydrates resembled carbohydrates that a mouse's own acid-producing parietalcells normally produce. Faced with this...
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