Tag: "immune" at medical news
Major step forwards for vaccine against cervical cancer
...us. The vaccines against cervical cancer induce an immune
response to proteins from this virus, rendering it... vaccine developed by Bungener, induces a specific immune
response against these two proteins. To test the vaccine, Bungener administered two different vacci...
How platelets help cancer invade other tissues
...lets of LPA. LPA causes tumor cells to release the immune
cellgrowth stimulants IL-6 and IL-8 into the bone marrow, causing bone breakdown to exceed bone formation. Treatment of these mice after initial bone metastasis with Intergrilin, an inhibitor of platelet aggregation, resulted in decreased circulating...
Researchers describe how human blood stem cells transform themselves to repair injured animal hearts
... receive the stem cells. These mice do not have an immune
system, so that they would not reject the human stem cells (taken from cells left over from banking human blood.) They found that in the treated mice, new cardiac myocytes had developed at the edge of damaged tissue, and several layers of new blood v...
Canadian researchers' important discovery in HIV research
...nt of T-lymphocytes, an essential component of the immune
system. T-lymphocytes also happen to be HIV's preferred targets for infection. The researchers then used this method to study blood samples from patients that had been recently infected with HIV and found that, already in the first months following t...
First blood test to diagnose paralyzing, blinding disease
...rently than multiple sclerosis. Treatment requires immune
suppressive medications in the first instance, rather than the immune
modulatory treatments typically prescribed for MS. Therefore, a patient who has NMO, but is misdiagn...
Success of experimental herpes vaccine builds momentum for human clinical trials
...The proteins that are expressed are able to induce immune
responses but the virus can't spread," said Knipe,... and release cytokines that further strengthen the immune
response. The clinical trials of previous herpes vaccines suggested that T cells as well as antibodi...
Stanford study finds new method improves chemotherapy survival in mice
...ol of Medicine have figured out a way to boost the immune
function in animals following such treatments. Their approach involves increasing the pool of cells that give rise to neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that is critical for fighting bacterial and fungal infections but is particularly ravaged by...
Kinder, gentler procedure gives superior results for stem cell transplants
... for treatment of blood and bone marrow disorders, immune
dysfunction and certain metabolic disorders. Desi...cord blood, the procedure allows early recovery of immune
function, nearly eliminates transplant rejection, and decreases the incidence and severity of "graft...
Study provides clues to alcohol's cancer connection
...on of precancerous enzymes, and suppression of the immune
system. Recent data in a cellular model has demonstrated that ethanol increases cellular production of VEGF, an important signaling protein in blood vessel growth, particularly in tumors. Jian-Wei Gu. M.D. from the University of Mississippi Medical C...
First US SARS vaccine trial opens at NIH
...l is to assess how well the vaccine stimulates the immune
system to produce antibodies and cellular immunity...oteins very similar to the SARS spike protein. The immune
system should recognize these proteins as foreign and then mount a defense against them. If the vacc...
Broad-based vaccination of wild mice could help reduce lyme disease risk in humans
... humans, only those who experienced a satisfactory immune
response to the vaccine are protected; however, when the vaccine is targeted to wildlife carriers, the risk of infection is lowered for everyone in the community." Lyme disease is the leading cause of vector-borne illness in the United States. Appro...
M. D. Anderson researchers discover key protein in psoriasis
... whether the primary defect in psoriasis is in the immune
system or in the keratinocytes," says DiGiovanni. ...e change in keratinocytes that cooperates with the immune
system cells necessary for development of human psoriasis." The researchers became interested in STA...
Reducing anti-rejection meds after transplant shows less complications
...bulin a drug that kills and depletes T cells key immune
system cells that target the donor organ, or a sim...called campath, which depletes both T and B cells, immune
system cells involved in organ rejection. Following transplantation, the 103 patients who receive...
NIAID-sponsored clinical trial aims to boost flu vaccine supply
...,000 healthy adults by December 23rd to assess the immune
response and safety of the vaccine. More than 126 million doses of the test vaccine, Fluarix, have been distributed in more than 70 countries worldwide, demonstrating a similar safety profile as U.S.-licensed injectable flu vaccine, but the Fluarix v...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for Dec. 2004
...2's harmful impact on key cells that result in the immune
system's tolerance of deadly brain tumor cells. By...'s effects may be interrupted and a more effective immune
response may be launched. Study results are published in the October 1 issue of the Journal of Immun...
Novel p53 gene-based therapy boosts immune system and reduces tumor size
...t produced beneficial and possibly sustained local immune
responses in the patients tested. "We have nice e...tion of T-lymphocytes, which are components of the immune
system known to be involved in fighting cancer cells, as well as higher levels of normal p53 mRNA, s...
Scientists stalk PPAR-gamma, find novel cancer connection
...ny serious illnesses. One area of focus is how the immune
system reacts to PPAR-ligands....
Jefferson and Molecular Targeting Technologies, Inc. scientists create vaccine for wildlife rabies
...ng it aroused a much more robust response from the immune
system. "The advantages of our vaccine are its lack of pathogenicity and the fact that it's much more immunogenic," he says. Live virus vaccines always carry the potential to actually cause the disease they are designed to prevent. "We have develope...
Multi-center study finds therapy boosts kidney transplants in 'highly sensitized' patients
..., rejection rates have been very high. Because the immune
systems of "highly sensitized" individuals initiat...The good thing about IVIG is that it modulates the immune
system, it doesn't suppress it. It appears to 'turn off' deleterious immune
responses without damagi...
Stressed mice quicker to get skin cancer
...ative effects of chronic stress, which dampens our immune
system and impacts various aspects of our health,"...hronic stress is known to suppress the activity of immune
system cells that recognize foreign invading cells and target them for destruction. Acute stress, w...
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