Tag: "immune" at medical news
Traditional Chinese exercises may increase efficacy of flu vaccine
...rofessor who researches the effects of exercise on immune
function. Rosengren and Woods helped design the st... Yang said he decided to explore Taijis effects on immune
function, and specifically, efficacy of the influenza vaccine, after learning that another study had...
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...d may produce beneficial changes in the brains and immune
systems of individuals with multiple sclerosis, ac...s. In patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), the immune
system attacks the myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, according t...
Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
... necessary for the maturation and proliferation of immune
cells. Activation of T-cell receptors on the surfa... these key proteins are unable to trigger a strong immune
response and do not proliferate as normal in response to stimulation. We simply say they are the s...
Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
... months vs. 65 percent). Rapamycin is a powerful immune
system suppressor used to protect organ transplant recipients against rejection of their new organs by suppressing mTOR. Rapamycin and similar mTOR inhibitors are in early clinical trials for a number of cancers at M. D. Anderson and elsewhere. One d...
NIH scientists target future pandemic strains of H5N1 avian influenza
...ts of the vaccine. A flu shot prompts a persons immune
system to detect pieces of the inactivated virus p...er, they found that these mutations change how the immune
system recognizes the virus. Mouse antibodies that target H5N1 were up to tenfold less potent agains...
UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
... will fail in patients, who have the help of their immune
systems. More research, including the study supported by this NIH contract, will address the impact of MRSA resistance to various off-patent antibiotics. Its important to find an optimal treatment in order to stop progression of serious infection ...
Bioengineering to prevent iron deficiency?
...functional consequences of iron deficiency, eg. on immune
function and cognition in infants and children. Due to the risks of untargeted supplementation in malaria-endemic countries, new strategies are urgently needed to provide additional dietary iron to susceptible infants and children that might not be r...
Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases
...edition of Experimental Dermatology. In psoriasis, immune
cells, which usually protect against infection, instead trigger the release of cytokines, which causes inflammation and the overproduction of skin cells. Other autoimmune diseases with similar side effects include lupus, which can lead to skin lesi...
Scientists train nano-'building blocks' to take on new shapes, as reported in Science
...a drug into the bloodstream, the body's organs and immune
system will get rid of them in around a day. But if you place the molecules into long, floppy cylinders, they may stay in the body for weeks, Pochan noted. Changing the shape of the micelle could carry a drug in the human body for a long period of ...
W.M. Keck Foundation announces 2007 class of Distinguished Young Scholars in medical research
... treating age-related illnesses, such as diabetes, immune
deficiencies, muscle weakness, and cancer. Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Wehrens hopes to define the mechanisms of specialized protein complexes in excitable cells, s...
Trials underway for 'essential' new TB vaccine
...cs to treat the disease we need to help the body's immune
system prevent disease." The vaccine currently u...he BCG vaccine. T cells are produced by the body's immune
system to fight infection. This vaccine uses a virus as a delivery system for the protein and the re...
Childhood sun exposure may lower risk of MS
...chanisms, either directly by altering the cellular immune
response or indirectly by producing immunoactive vitamin D. The study also found the protective effect of sun exposure was seen only among female twin pairs, but Mack says this novel finding must be viewed with caution since only a few male twins w...
Spuds that like you -- in your summer salad
...hey may also have a beneficial effect on the whole immune
system. Especially if eaten cold or in a potato salad, Anne Pichon reports in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. Spanish researchers found that growing pigs fed large quantities of raw potato starch (RPS) had a healthier bowel. Not a su...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...torship of Dr. Jerome Ritz, Dr. Wu studies how the immune
system can be enlisted in the treatment of cancer. Specifically, she is designing a tumor-specific immunotherapy with minimal side effects that will target the leukemia stem cells and ultimately lead to a non-toxic therapy to cure CML....
Progress toward an antitumor vaccine
... can we induce the body to use its own weapon, the immune
system, to battle cancer" In principle, by the sam...tumors to a carrier protein without irritating the immune
system. As they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie, their method is based on an immunocompatibl...
Aging stem cells in mice may hold answers to diseases of the aged, Stanford study finds
...ow of mice and produce normal amounts of blood and immune
cells. However, error-filled blood-forming stem ce... doing their normal job of producing new blood and immune
system cells. However, these results were in mutant mice. Rossi wanted to know if the stem cells in ...
GSK announces launch of largest ever Phase III trial in lung cancer treatment
...LC. GSKs ASCIs aim to stimulate the patients own immune
response to identify and attack cancer cells in a highly specific manner. This novel cancer immunotherapy is developed using tumor specific antigens, delivered as highly purified recombinant proteins, and GSKs own proprietary Adjuvant Systems, which ...
MU researchers find mechanisms that may unlock answers to Alzheimer's disease
...provides nutrients to neurons. Microglia cells are immune
cells activated for defense related functions. Effects of A-beta on astrocytes and microglia may create abnormal inflammatory responses that can harm neurons and other brain cells. The next phase of the study includes three projects. Sun will study...
The Burroughs Wellcome Fund awards $8 million to infectious disease investigators
...of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Dallas Innate immune
responses to commensal bacteria at gut epithelial ...Modis, Ph.D. Yale University Cell entry and innate immune
recognition of flaviviruses Neal Silverman, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Medical School Intra...
U-M study finds lymphoma drug effective over long term
...a cancer of the lymph system, which is part of the immune
system. Follicular lymphoma is the second most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Lymphoma spreads easily through the lymph system and the bloodstream and consequently tends to be widespread when it is diagnosed. Traditional treatment often invo...
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