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Gas prices too high? Scientists converge in Idaho to discuss future energy resources

...uestion. This technique, which is used to identify autoantibodies found in blood or other bodily fluids, has potential to match forensic samples to an individual. The process is more cost effective and quicker than DNA analysis. "Antibody profiling technique for rapid identification of forensic samples," V. Thomps...

Scleroderma research receives a boost from multiple NIH grants

...Foundation, Oklahoma City. This study examines the autoantibodies and where they bind in the tissue to determine their role in the development of scleroderma. (Co-funded by ORWH) Study of Persistent Infection in Systemic Sclerosis Skin and Vessels, Maureen D. Mayes, M.D., Wayne State University,...

NIH-funded UCSD rheumatic diseases center to facilitate collaboration, speed discoveries

...lecular Biology Core. He studies autoantigens and autoantibodies in systemic autoimmune diseases and cancer, with the hope of understanding why specific large antigens are produced in various disease states. Mary P. Corr, M.D., UCSD assistant professor of medicine, works on the development of a DNA vaccine for th...

Antibody may be risk factor for stroke in young women

...eart Association. Antiphospholipid antibodies are autoantibodies rather than fighting a foreign infectious source they're directed against the body's own tissues. They increase the chances of blood clotting, a cause of ischemic stroke. "Our findings support a modest association between antiphospholipid antibodi...

Unrestricted metabolic research grant awarded to Beth Israel Deaconess

... of metabolic research. "Through his discovery of autoantibodies to the insulin receptor and mutations of the insulin receptor gene, Dr. Flier identified one of the mechanisms responsible for insulin resistance," said Dr. Taylor. "He used transgenic and gene knockout models to test hypotheses regarding insulin res...

Autoantibodies precede disease in lupus patients

... in which the body attacks its own tissues -- have autoantibodies in their blood years before the symptoms of lupus appear. The early detection of autoantibodies -- proteins that attach to the body's healthy tissues by mistake -- may help in recognizing those wh...

JCI Table of Contents

...zed by fetal loss, thrombosis, and the presence of autoantibodies to lipid-binding proteins. In the December 4 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation Jane Salmon and colleagues from Cornell University developed a model of this procoagulant condition in which these antibodies were injected into pregnant mice...

Lupus discovery may pave way to better-designed COX-2 inhibitors

... off programmed cell death and drive production of autoantibodies directed against the body's own DNA. Syamal Datta, M.D., and colleagues found that lupus T cells increase production of an enzyme called cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), which helps trigger inflammation, in tandem with another molecule called c-FLIP, whi...

Could autoantibodies predict future disease in healthy people?

...on, USA, discusses recent evidence suggesting that autoantibodies (antibodies that attack the body's own tissue) are...ng people with rheumatoid arthritis where specific autoantibodies were detected more than four years before the onset of disease symptoms. Professor Scofield comments...

JCI table of contents, January 20 2005

...ts with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) produce autoantibodies to their own proteins and DNA and the resultant inflammation can cause kidney damage, arthritis, and inflammation of the heart and blood vessels. Andrew Luster and colleagues from Harvard Medical School have shown that large aggregates of antibodyant...

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