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Alaska Natives Provide New Evidence Linking Common Infection To Heart Disease
...sts tested for the bacteria infection by measuring antibodies
--cells the body produces to defend against disease -- to C. pneumoniae. The team identified the bacteria in coronary artery plaques from 22 (37percent) of the Alaska natives who were studied. The organism was found in 39percent of the earl...
Ancient "Jumping DNA" May Have Evolved into Key Component of Human Immune System
...e task of producing millions of different kinds of antibodies
act like agene segment that can "jump" into foreig...he blood and lymphoid organs. B lymphocytesproduce antibodies
that bind tightly to a foreign molecule, inactivating it ormarking it for destruction by other cells...
Tourists And Scientists Could Be Bringing Deadly Diseases To Antarctica's
...ay 1997, Kerry and his colleagues reported finding antibodies
to avirus commonly found in chickens in the blood ...instance, Kerryand his colleagues detected no IBDV antibodies
in emperor and Ad'lie penguins ata remote colony in the Ross Sea rarely visited by people. ...
Novel Two-Antibody Strategy To Fight Cancer Awarded Patent
...d on the surface of tumor cells with two different antibodies
that bind tothe molecules, fatally disabling the r...he concept detailed in the patent employs apair of antibodies
against a receptor protein called p185. The p185 proteinassembles into a two-protein receptor comple...
Relapses Prevented In Mouse Model Of Multiple Sclerosis: Research Aimed At
Treating Relapses In Human MS
...of Pennsylvania Medical Center havediscovered that antibodies
to a common inflammatory-response protein can prev...ion of multiple sclerosis usinganti-interleukin-12 antibodies
for the first time," says Mohamad Rostami, MD,PhD, professor of neurology at Penn's School of Medici...
New Hypothesis Proposed For Cause Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
...hers have reported higher-than-normal titers of antibodies
to various latent viruses -- Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpes virus 6, for example -- in the blood of patients diagnosed as having CFS. But no one viral infection was present in all patients -- evidence that would be nee...
Ohio State Professor Receives Patent For Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Detection Kit
...tent for a test that can detect the presence of antibodies
for a chicken virus that can be economically devas...ating. The test is an ELISA assay and detects antibodies
to infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), a disease that can make chickens susceptible to fut...
Chiron Discovers Significant Hepatitis C Binding Mechanism; Data Indicates CD81 Protein May Be A Virus Receptor
...HCV challenges and correlated with the presence of antibodies
that inhibited the binding of E2 to human cells. Confirmation ofvirus binding to CD81 was established using a variety of sophisticatedimmunological and molecular techniques. Chiron, History of Hepatitis Discovery Milestones Founded in 1981 with ...
Quicker Implementation Of Research Results
...nition scientists use coupled enzymaticsystems and antibodies
or build up layers of synthetic polymers and naturalbiopolymers. Such novel biomolecular recognition systems play a role not only inenvironmental analysis and the food sciences, but also in biomedicine.Biochemical analysis is of great economic releva...
Cardiac Clinical Trial Studies Use of Antibiotic In Preventing Heart Attack
...the effect of the medication andcompares to see if antibodies
to the chlamydia are present. "The ramifications of this study are profound," says Dr. Cercek. "Despitelowering patients' cholesterol levels and using such treatment modalities asangioplasty, we still have difficulty bringing the heart attack recurr...
SFU Molecular Biologist Pursues 'Promising' New Way To Fight Disease
...timulate the body to produce just the two or three antibodies
that aremost effective at preventing a virus like ...roach,stimulating the body to produce all possible antibodies
against HIV-1, insteadof producing only the most effective antibodies
for fighting the virus. ...
Microbiologist Develops Method For Dyeing Fabrics With Gold
..." Todd says. "Thesemetal colloids are attached to antibodies
for rapid diagnostic tests." When working with diagnostic assays, Todd concluded the same propertiesthat allow them to be used as diagnostic tools could also allow gold and othermetals to be used as dyes. So instead of putting these p...
Binding Proteins Shown To Play Key Role In Early Brain Development
...cells usingimmunologic methods such as fluorescent antibodies
-- was funded by the NationalInstitutes of Health and the NationalScience Foundation. Chiba and Hoang focused on individual linking units, or neurons, and the geneticactivity that tells the early developingneuron process known as the axon where to go...
Major New Study Shows HIV-1 Antibodies Found In Urine
...hin the low risk populationtest positive for HIV-1 antibodies
in their urine and negative intheir blood. Dr. Ro...ve sexual partners are known tohave IgA only HIV-1 antibodies
in their urine. The CRL study is thefirst large study to look at and conclude similar findings in th...
Cheap, Soy-Based Antibodies Prevent Genital Herpes In Mice
...ersity have successfullyevaluated soybean-produced antibodies
that can prevent the spread of the genitalherpes v...but thescientists believe the so-called monoclonal antibodies
(MABs) could workparticularly well as a cheap and efficient topical lubricant for large-scalehuman p...
Antibody Revolution Targets STDs, Stomach Viruses, Common Cold
...fectious diseases. The arsenal, developed with new antibodies
created in the lab, can be produced in common fiel... anoverview of burgeoning research with monoclonal antibodies
(MABs) in theJanuary-March issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of theCenters for Di...
Multicomponent Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise in Laboratory Tests
...ts showed that the vaccine induced a high level of antibodies
thatrecognized the parasite at different stages of development. The antibodies
alsoblocked P. falciparum invasion into the rabbits' liver cells and inhibitedgrowth of the organism...
Heat-Shock Vaccine Stops Bacteria Dead
...tibodies against an infectious agent. Ideally, the antibodies
should behigh-performance, that is, quick to appea...and capable ofimproving themselves with time. Such antibodies
can only be created if they areproduced with the assistance of the immune system's T-helper cells, w...
Abgenix Reports Encouraging Preclinical Results With ABX-EGF In Cancer Research
...ife, equivalent to that of naturallyoccuring human antibodies
and no immune reaction to ABX-IL8 was observed. Abgenix is a biopharmaceutical company that develops and intends tocommercialize antibody therapeutic products for the treatment of a variety ofdisease conditions, including transplant-related diseases,...
Studies At Cedars-Sinai Confirm Identity Of An Elusive 'Receptor' In Human Cells -- A Breakthrough In Understanding, Fighting Septic Shock
...phisticated and has more specific weapons, such as antibodies
andT-cells." It is the more primitive innate immune system and its overblown response tobacterial toxins such as endotoxin that is responsible for leading to septicshock and frequently to death. Scientists have found that the Toll mechanism functions...
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