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FSU engineering professor growing bone in a lab
...roach that overcomes the donor limitation, reduces immune
response, and increases the rate of effectiveness for defect repair and healing," Ma said. He cautioned, though, that stem-cell research is a long-term proposition. "We're not going to see artificially created bone tissue being transplanted into hu...
Engineered protein effective against Staphylococcus aureus toxin
...ion it can elicit a systemic and sometimes fatal immune
response in humans. In purified form, SEB is liste...ed as superantigens because they set off a massive immune
response in humans and other animals. They bind to variable regions of T-cell receptors, stimulating...
Caspase-14 protects our skin against UVB and dehydration
...tion to causing normal sunburn and suppressing our immune
responses, UVB damages the DNA in our cells, which can lead to cancer. In the last 15 years, the number of new cases of melanoma (the most dangerous skin cancer in Belgium) has practically doubled to 1500 cases per year. Caspase-14 Caspases are p...
K-State biologist hopes mosquito can break viral chain
...cer, neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's and immune
disorders such as AIDS and rheumatoid arthritis. ... grew from his work with moths that were naturally immune
to fatal viruses. Clem chose A. aegypti for this round because it spreads such diseases as dengue fe...
UT Southwestern joins national clinical trial to uncover long-term effects of West Nile virus
...tober. The young, the elderly and people with weak immune
systems are most at risk. About 7 percent of all...main forms. Most people have no symptoms and their immune
system clears out the virus. One in 5 people develops a fever West Nile Fever that causes mild flu...
Antibody-based therapies effective at controlling malaria
...ents by antibody repertoire cloning generated from immune
Gambian adults. While it remains unclear if in vitro assays are predictive of functional immunity in humans, due to the lack of suitable animal models, according to this study antimalarial efficacy of human antibodies can be determined using roden...
Lipoic acid explored as anti-aging compound
... the process of aging, improve blood flow, enhance immune
function and perform many other functions. The findings, discussed at the "Diet and Optimum Health" conference sponsored by the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, shed light on how this micronutrient might perform such a wide range...
Natural immune-control system may aid treatment of autoimmune disease and tissue rejection
BOSTON -- The immune
systems ability to police itself may offer a new m...ilizes the bodys own mechanism for controlling the immune
system, it may prove more effective and less prone to side effects than current therapies, which tak...
Herpes infection may be symbiotic, help beat back some bacteria
...ttributed the surprising finding to changes in the immune
system triggered by the long-term presence of a la...ts have potentially wide-reaching implications for immune
research. Humans and other mammals have spent millions of years living and evolving with latent vira...
Study of unexplained respiratory infections leads researchers to new virus
...have the same effects in humans. In patients with immune
deficiencies, polyoma viruses can pose serious hea...s more serious effects in patients with suppressed immune
Getting to the core of an emergent public health threat
...iral protein that may allow the virus to evade the immune
system. The suspected molecular cause is a nuc...natural proteins that help mount the bodys initial immune
response against viruses. Hogue and colleagues plan to focus their efforts on determining how the ...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...osquitoes not infected with malaria may trigger an immune
response limiting parasite development following b... new vaccines. In the study researchers compared immune
responses of mice preexposed to uninfected mosquito bites followed by bites from mosquitoes infected...
Simple equations track Listeria trails
...ain exposing itself to the organisms extracellular immune
system. A microbe with a deficient movement mechanism is a microbe with less ability to invade neighboring cells....
'Nondanger' signal lowers immune reactions
...l-known cell receptor sends a signal to dampen the immune
system. While not having an immediate applicati... a "nondanger" signal to rein in overzealous human immune
responses. Controlling those responses could potentially protect transplant patients from rejection ...
Thale cress goes on the defensive
...ormone jasmonic acid plays a major role during the immune
response against insects and pathogens. Dutch rese...c acid, which is involved in the regulation of the immune
response to insects as well as some pathogens. Although the hormone produced was always the same, th...
Sleepless for science: Flies show link between sleep, immune system in Stanford study
...o real explanation for how sleep is related to the immune
system. Now, researchers at the Stanford Universit...immunology. "Disrupting sleep in turn disrupts the immune
system, which makes them even more infected and it's downhill from there in a 'spiral of death.'" Sc...
UCI launches effort to develop patient-specific stem cell lines
...ave tremendous therapy potential because the human immune
system is less likely to attack genetically identical cells. Only a few laboratories in the world are attempting this technique in human stem cell research and, thus far, no human stem cell lines have been derived using this method. This technique ...
Testosterone may help men with multiple sclerosis
...e sclerosis is a progressive disease involving the immune
and central nervous systems. MS and many other autoimmune diseases (in which the body attacks its own systems or tissues) are less common in men than in women, said Voskuhl, at a ratio of about three women to one man. Voskuhl has long thought that se...
The yin and the yang of B-cell development
...iversity of antigen recognition that underlies the immune
system. In their upcoming paper, Dr. Yang Shi (Harvard Medical School) and colleagues demonstrate that Yin Yang 1 (YY1) plays a crucial role in regulating VH to DHJH recombination, an essential event for the differentiation of pro-B cell to pre-B ...
Childhood environment influences reproductive function
... the country, inhabitants still suffer from higher immune
challenges, primarily due to poor sanitation and limited access to healthcare. These aspects of the environment in Bangladesh are thought to be responsible for the slower development of the Bangladeshi women who grew up there....
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