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New Coating Process May Prevent Body From Rejecting Medical Implants

...blefor tissue regeneration and triggers the body's inflammatory foreign materialreaction. Ratner's team has devised a complex process for coating artificialmaterials so their surfaces can attract and bind specific proteins. To begin theprocess, a layer of the desired proteins is spread over a smooth surf...

Study Suggests New Approach To Asthma

...turn on. They found abnormally highlevels of three inflammatory proteins in cells brushed from the airway. Thesewe...ays for cytokine signaling to the developmentof an inflammatory disease. Activation of the JAK/STAT pathway appears to be fundamental to asthma, Holtzmansays, beca...

New Study By TSRI Scientists Sheds Light On Viral Clearance In Acute Hepatitis B Infection

...tnondestructive antiviral mechanisms, triggered by inflammatory cytokinessecreted by the first wave of inflammatory cells that enter the liver,contribute to clearance of the virus. According to Dr. Guidotti, these cy...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Physicians And Scientists Present Findings At Annual Meeting Of The Pediatric Academic Societies

...that turns on genes that makecytokines and trigger inflammatory responses). They also were able to show thepresenc...riggers the production of cytokines that launch an inflammatory immuneresponse. According to the results, LPS enhances the effect of HIV-1 replication inpreviously ...

New Gene Holds Promise For Controlling Crohn's And Other Inflammatory Diseases

...ene (Boston, MA) - A new gene involved in common inflammatory diseases, likerheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's dis... more easilyand economically used to treat chronic inflammatory conditions like Crohn'sdisease. The research leading to this discovery was supported by the National...

Immunex Corporation and Genentech, Inc. join forces to develop TRAIL/Apo2L in cancer

...pany'sproducts offer hope to patients with cancer, inflammatory and infectiousdiseases. American Home Products owns a majority interest in Immunex. AHP is oneof the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical and health care productscompanies. It is a leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center study identifies for the first time a molecular mechanism behind hormonal response to stress

...cts against the bodybeing overwhelmed by immune or inflammatory insult." LIF is one of the central triggers from t..., acute and chronicinfection and a myriad of other inflammatory conditions, including arthritis andlupus. The endocrine glands function as a control system for the ...

Studies confirm the identity of an elusive 'receptor' in human cells -- A breakthrough in the effort to understand and fight septic shock

...ion and others designed to control and decreasethe inflammatory response and to neutralize the circulating endotox...e to any invading organism. It immediatelyreleases inflammatory cytokines, then sends a message to the moresophisticated adaptive immune system: 'Gear up. We're goi...

UI researchers begin to unravel the underlying mechanism of migraines

...re of migraines. The UI researchersdiscovered that inflammatory agents released during a migraine might leadcertai... The CGRP then stimulates the release ofadditional inflammatory agents. This feedback loop results in continuedsecretion of CGRP and persistent pain for the person ...

Green tea can help prevent rheumatoid arthritis

... properties. Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that causes pain,swelling, stiffness and loss of function in the joints. There is no cure for thedisease. Instead, physicians control the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis withpain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications, which in turn slo...

Cedars-Sinai medical tip sheet (b)

...ses that modulate the protectionagainst immune and inflammatory insults like blood-borne infections, shock andinflammation as well as stress. The findings were published in the June 7, 1999issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

UT Southwestern researchers engineer cells that may hold key to treating inflammatory diseases

... eventually leadto the prevention and treatment of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoidarthritis. "What we did...aidTakashima. "There are many diseases, especially inflammatory diseases, where Tcells play a pathogenic role." For example, rheumatoid arthritis is a common inflam...

A few gut parasites could do you the world of good

Regular doses of worms might rid people of inflammatory bowel disease, sayresearchers in Iowa. They believ...eeding. Weinstock noticed that the rise in inflammatory bowel disease waspreceded by a decline in intestinal worm infections. Seventy years ago, he says,40 ...

Immune molecule found to kill indirectly by closing receptor to live-saving help

...e growth factor, a life-promoting molecule, and an inflammatory cytokine known as tumor necrosisfactor alpha(TNF)-- within damaged cells. The findings could become important in thetreatment of brain injuries and of Alzheimer's, stroke, multiple sclerosis andAIDS dementia, all of which involve neurodegeneration. ...

NIEHS-cloned gene linked to a natural substance that reduces vascular inflammation, a key to arterial clogging

...ortant in some cancers and rheumatic diseaseswhere inflammatory cells have a role. Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D., of NIEHS, a senior co-author on the study,originally cloned the CYP2J2 gene. "Since our studies have thus far beenlimited to tissue cultures and mice, we are still at a very early phase ofdiscovery ...

UI study suggests genetics and gender affect human response to endotoxin

...uals. The cells from sensitive individualshad more inflammatory mediators than cells taken from the nonresponsivei...he endotoxin causes macrophages, the most numerous inflammatory cells in thenormal lung, to release mediators of inflammation such as cytokines," Klineexplained. "T...

Scientists find genetic links for deadly type of breast cancer

...0 women diagnosed with breast cancer each yearhave inflammatory breast cancer, but they have the least chance of s...ss than 45percent." Unlike other types of cancer, inflammatory breast cancer is random andnon-hereditary, so discovery of these genes will not help predict who is ...

Blueberries: New thrills for those over the hill

...ls to pass in and out of the cell, therebyreducing inflammatory processes in tissues. Recent studies suggest that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, naturaldietary sources of antioxidants, may have a beneficial anti-cancer effect. Orange and yellow vegetables, fruits, and whole grains are all rich in natural...

Bubonic plague kills by cutting off cellular communication

...d pathway, known as NFkB, also regulates theimmune inflammatory response, as well as preventing cell death and controllingembryonic development. "Scientists thought these two pathways were unrelated, but YopJ recognized acommon component in molecules at the mid-point of the MAPK and NFkB pathways,"Orth says. "By...

Scientists uncover how a colon-cancer prevention drug works

...at do not express cyclooxygenase, whichsynthesizes inflammatory mediators known as prostaglandins. Gaynor and collaborators believe sulindac and its breakdown products inhibitcell growth by promoting programmed cell death - a mechanism by whichpotentially cancerous cells commit suicide. They found that sulindac p...

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