Tag: "immune" at medical news
Study lays down genetic basis for sinus disease and nasal polyps
...g out how these effects were related to the body's immune
response was the objective of this study, one of t...matory molecule and plays an important role in the immune
response. While its precise biochemical and molecular functions are unknown, CC10 is used as a trea...
Mayo Clinic research shows common airborne fungi cause chronic stuffy nose
...inic researchers has determined that over-reactive immune
responses to airborne fungi could cause the stuffy..., that when inhaled, prompt irregular and damaging immune
responses. The responses, in turn, produce the congestion and inflammation. Chronic rhinosinusitis c...
Chronic sinusitis sufferers have enhanced immune responses to fungi
...ith chronic sinus inflammation have an exaggerated immune
response to common airborne fungi. The results of ...esence of fungal proteins and inflammation-causing immune
system molecules. Airborne microscopic fungi spores abound indoors and out. People may inhale a...
Smoking and the risk of rheumatoid arthritis
... arthritis (RA), like many chronic diseases of the immune
system, likely results from a combination of genet...d in cell surface molecules that regulate specific immune
responses. The blood samples were also tested for rheumatoid factor, a hallmark of this disease. The...
Stanford scientists help bring study of smallpox virus into 'molecular age'
...e CDC to obtain data about changes in the animals' immune
systems. It was only five years ago that scient...nt genes. They found several key components of the immune
system that appeared to respond differently to smallpox than to Ebola. One of the most intrigu...
Lab studies show two proteins prevented progressive nerve cell loss in Parkinson's disease
... humans that are safe even when the body mounts an immune
response, and that could be switched 'on' and 'off...vectors would effectively resist any attack by the immune
system and have built-in switches that allow the doctor to regulate the delivery of the neuroprotect...
Chicken pox vaccine saves $$, protects whole population
...f people with AIDS, cancer, an organ transplant or immune
disorders; and for other known complications of severe chicken pox, such as skin infections, in hospital patients who had a confirmed diagnosis of the disease. After calculating hospital discharge rates in various populations using federal Census d...
Transplant of pig tissue may reduce stroke size and damage
...eep out inflammatory factors that could trigger an immune
response and rejection. And they could one day hold more than choroid plexus. "There are different therapies we can combine with this encapsulated therapy, including other substances such as stem cells to help replace brain cells that are lost," Dr....
Drug to fight virus in transplant patients moves forward in trials
... long periods of time. In most people with intact immune
systems, CMV causes little to no apparent illness. However, in people with weakened immune
systems, CMV can lead to serious complications or death. Patients who are immunosuppressed followin...
4 out of 5 eligible patients missing opportunity to benefit from latest HIV breakthrough
...herapy. Consistent and continuous improvements in immune
strength were seen in FUZEON patients over 96 weeks. FUZEON patients remained twice as likely to show undetectable HIV as those patients who did not receive FUZEON. In addition, more than half of patients who received FUZEON completed 2 years of tr...
Mouse shows how Rituximab removes human B cells
...ucing cell suicide, or triggering killing by other immune
cells and molecules. Rituximab binds to CD20, a pr...wing B cell recognition by specialized 'scavenger' immune
cells known as macrophages, which carry antibody receptors on their surface. Less than half of patie...
Latest results from international islet transplant study confirm potential patient benefits
... baseline measure of success for future studies of immune
tolerance therapies in islet transplantation. "Clearly we have achieved our primary endpoints for the study," said Shapiro. "In many ways, this is a victory for islet transplantation and reflects very highly upon all of the investigators involved." ...
Flavonoid-rich dark chocolate boosts blood vessel function, study suggests
...rt attack); and decreasing the body's inflammatory immune
responses (which contribute to atherosclerosis). In the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, eleven people received 46 grams (1.6 ounces) of dark, flavonoid-rich chocolate every day for two weeks, while ten others received dark chocola...
Mouse study could aid vaccine designers
...d studies in mice to gain a new picture of how the immune
system's "killer" T cells are prompted to destroy ...D team. T cells belong to the cellular arm of the immune
system's two-pronged defense mechanism against foreign invaders--the other arm features blood-borne ...
African-Americans respond poorly to hepatitis C treatment
...-acting form of interferon, a synthetic version of immune
system substance produced by the body to help fight infections. Patients received a dose of peginterferon alfa-2b every week. Ribavirin is an oral antiviral drug; patients took the drug every day in pill form. Muir has received an American Associatio...
Researchers explore gene treatment to obliterate HIV before it does damage
...fore it has a chance to wreak havoc on a patient's immune
system. Thomas Merigan, MD, the George and Lucy Be...he ones in the bloodstream that form the different immune
system cell types that HIV infects, such as T cells and macrophages - and inserting a gene that prod...
Eating some types of fish during pregnancy may protect baby from future asthma
... and how this affects the programming of the babys immune
system, Dr. Gilliland said....
OHSU vaccine and gene therapy institute receives $3.5 million for AIDS vaccine research
...a disease-causing virus to the vaccinated person's immune
system. This presentation allows the system to generate an immune
response capable of protecting the vaccinated person from subsequent encounters with the disease-cau...
Left brain damage may make people more vulnerable to infection
...nces in how the two brain halves are linked to the immune
system. Several years ago, Meador and his colleagu... could be of great significance for medicine. "The immune
and nervous systems are interlinked, influencing each other in complex ways that we are just beginni...
Immune cells may play important role in progression of type 1 diabetes, Joslin researchers find
...demy of Sciences suggests that cells of the body's immune
system called natural killer (or NK) cells, whose ...betes is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune
system mistakenly launches an attack on the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. At an ear...
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