Tag: "immune" at medical news
Drug combination shows promise in treating hepatitis C
...y produced substance in the body that triggers the immune
system. Combining these drugs with ribavirin enhances their efficacy and is the standard treatment for hepatitis C. "It looks as though Pegasys is more potent during the early phase of treatment, which is critical for patients with chronic hepatitis...
Screening for virus RNA could increase safety of organ & tissue transplantation
...rus but have not yet 'seroconverted' (shown a full immune
response to infection by producing antibodies), thereby posing a risk to transplant recipients. Jean-Michel Pawlotsky (Hpital Henri Mondor, Paris, France) and colleagues determined whether nucleic acid testing (NAT) could detect HIV RNA or hepatitis...
Scientists identify key mechanism in estrogen's role in preventing bone loss
...e uncovered a significant new link in the chain of immune
system events through which estrogen prevents bone...esearch in mice, the scientists discovered that an immune
signaling molecule called type b transforming growth factor (TGFb) is responsible for a cascade of e...
Fetal tissue restores lost sight
...gs genetically engineered to reduce the chances of immune
New analysis links breastfeeding to reduced risk of childhood leukemia
...rough her breast milk and strengthening the baby's immune
system." According to the National Cancer Institute, leukemia is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States among children younger than 15. From 1975 through 1995, ALL accounted for 78 percent of U.S. childhood leukemia cases, while AM...
Research identifies patent barriers to drug importation schemes
...ut their authority. Although state governments are immune
to patent lawsuits in federal court (city and county governments are not), Cahoy points out that patent holders have other legal options through their constitutional rights as personal property owners. "There is no reason that this basic protect...
Anxiety good for memory recall, bad for solving complex problems
... Neuroscience conference. "We already know how the immune
and endocrine systems of healthy medical students react to stress, along with how students respond behaviorally to this kind of stress," Beversdorf said. "But how students react cognitively has largely been ignored." The researchers gave 19 medical s...
Malaria vaccine trial
...timated vaccine efficacy of only 10%. However, the immune
response, measured one week after the third vaccination, was 80 times higher in the DNA/MVA vaccine group than in the rabies vaccine group. "It is absolutely crucial that results like these are published, since the failures, as well as the successes...
Supervised treatment interruptions fail to control HIV-1 viremia
...ate new treatment options, including ways to boost immune
responses to better control HIV. One such approach... patients recently infected with HIV could protect immune
cells, called T helper cells, which are normally destroyed in the earliest stages of infection. They...
New oral vaccine for Alzheimer's disease
...t only were the A levels decreased, but the T-cell immune
response was significantly reduced. A single dose ...his new oral vaccine does not induce strong T cell immune
reactions, and hence it could reduce the side effect of such meningoencephalitisThis new therapy see...
LA BioMed research briefs
...providing the highest level of protection (or best immune
response) against anthrax. In the current study, 45 healthy adults were enrolled at the Vaccine Center. The Center is hoping to participate in future studies to determine the best vaccine schedule. For information about future anthrax studies or the...
Lab study defines and blocks mechanism that lets brain tumors sidetrack immune response
...o the development of cells capable of launching an immune
response. This finding supports the suggestion that medications attacking the enzyme may boost the immune
system's ability to recognize and target gliomas. Results of the study on cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) a...
ESA looking for more European women to volunteer for WISE bed-rest study in Toulouse next year
...d parameters, cardiovascular condition, changes in immune
system, bone formation and psychological wellbeing. All research areas, objectives and protocols of the study have been approved by the relevant French ethical committee in Toulouse and will comply in full with all applicable national and internation...
Researchers monitor progression of Parkinson's disease by studying molecular changes in brain
...in a loved one. Physicians and researchers are not immune
to that pain, but they watch the progression of disease with an eye toward understanding it and, one day, halting or reversing it. Johannes Schwarz, M.D., and a team of researchers from Germany and Canada reported in the October issue of The Journa...
p110 delta: A key player in the allergic response
...ies are essentially inappropriate responses by the immune
system to allergens such as pollen, dust, insects and animals. This results in the activation of immune
cells, called mast cells, which release inflammatory agents, leading to the symptoms so many of us k...
The protective effects of heparin in preventing miscarriages in lupus patients
...or patients with APS," said Salmon. In lupus, the immune
system attacks the body's own cells and tissue, especially the skin, joints, blood, heart, lungs and kidneys. It affects 1-1.5 million Americans and is a leading cause of kidney disease, stroke and cardiovascular disease in young women. Understanding...
Oats not safe for all patients with celiac disease
...ecules, which determine the context in which their immune
system encounters foreign antigens, including glut...r cereals. In individuals with celiac disease, the immune
system mounts an abnormal response to gluten, which is characterized by gluten-reactive intestinal T...
M. D. Anderson receives SPORE grant for melanoma research
...new biologic agents and new ways of modulating the immune
response, in part, but to also look at things we can alter that inhibit the immune
response and inhibit response to chemotherapy, because melanoma is so resistant to chemotherapy." ...
Biotech breakthrough in islet cell replacement for type 1 diabetes
...nosed with the disease. In type 1 diabetes, the immune
system destroys islet cells, which produce insulin...accelerate engraftment and control the recipient's immune
response. One of the program's aims is to develop alternative sites for islet implantation, for ex...
U-M professor to test flu shot and nasal spray flu vaccine side by side
...injected into the patient to encourage a low-level immune
response. Triggering this response helps the patient's body fight off later encounters with those strains of flu. The nasal spray uses live but weakened cold-adapted virus. It is specially grown so that it can survive in the cooler conditions of t...
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