Tag: "rids" at medical news
Millions who suffer from nut and milk allergies could benefit from Stanford researcher's test
... treatment that works by a different mechanism: It rids
the body of the antibody involved in allergic reactions. "Over the next five to 10 years as we understand the causes of allergies better, we will have better recommendations and therapies that will in fact cure allergic disease," Umetsu s...
UCLA scientists invent search-and-destroy method to flush HIV out of hiding places in body
...mmunotoxin missed," said Brooks. "After the toxin rids
the body of all latent HIV, the patient may be able to safely discontinue antiretroviral therapy." In another possible scenario, physicians might first administer a therapeutic vaccine to enhance the ability of the patient's T-cells to kill HIV-infec...
New compound holds promise for lupus and related diseases
..., a natural cell-suicide process by which the body rids
itself of cells it no longer needs. In autoimmune disorders such as lupus, something interferes with apoptosis, and immune system cells survive and run amok instead of dying on cue. The abnormally surviving immune system cells produce antibodies, whi...
Protein essential for switching on T-cell response
...tivated and begin the complex immune response that rids
the body of the foreign invader. Before T-cells can carry out this important task, the foreign molecule must bind to a molecule known as a receptor on the T-cell's surface. This binding process is analogous to the way a key fits into a lock. In t...