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Asthma patients' immune systems respond differently with allergies

...h economic burden. Asthma is a chronic obstructive inflammatory lung disease with symptoms including wheezing, cou... better understanding of asthma, allergy and other inflammatory disease and guide the pharmacogenetic development of new therapies. Dr. Leal-Berumen's coauthors are...

Study: obesity impairs immune response of mice, boosts chances of dying from influenza infection

...nificantly decreased capacity in every step of the inflammatory immune response in the lungs necessary to stop spread of the virus," Beck said. The immune response after infection with influenza virus begins with the production of cytokines whose function is to control the spread of infection and turn on various ...

Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research

... and are expected to also find use in treatment of inflammatory and allergic diseases." As a graduate student at Cornell University, Cantley studied changes in proteins made by rearranging molecules spatially without breaking the covalent bonds, known as conformational changes. The work stemmed from his earl...

Nutritional supplement reduces need for traditional ulcerative colitis treatment

... of ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease in which the lining of the large intestine becomes inflamed and ulcerated, and most commonly affects people between 15 and 40 years of age. Ulcerative colitis can be attributed to an immune disorder or heredity, among other things, and...

A possible new phase for rheumatoid arthritis treatment

...is distinct from that of the early phases of other inflammatory joint diseases and also of established rheumatoid arthritis. New research published today in Arthritis Research & Therapy found that very early rheumatoid arthritis is characterised by a distinct profile of T cell, macrophage and stromal cell related...

Scientists to study actions of botanical oils

...hese oils and their potential to prevent and treat inflammatory diseases, such as atherosclerosis and asthma. It i...ee people in the United States will suffer from an inflammatory disease. Floyd "Ski" Chilton, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest Univers...

Breakthrough in national diseases

...le largest genetic causes of complex diseases with inflammatory components," says Fredrik Piehl, associate professor at Karolinska Institutet and researcher at the CMM. "There is also a chance that other diseases are also affected by this gene variant. The discovery can now lead to more reliable diagnostics and b...

Short sugar chains-a future drug for Alzheimer's?

...ed AA amyloidosis, which often develops in chronic inflammatory diseases. The research team is headed by Professor Ulf Lindahl and Associate Professor Jin-ping Li at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology at Uppsala University. They have studied how heparansulfate binds the abnormal protein mo...

Color doppler sonography speeds detection of serious illness in premature infants

.... Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an acquired inflammatory gastrointestinal disease of unknown cause. It is the most common and serious gastrointestinal disorder among hospitalized premature babies, according to the Nemours Foundation. Symptoms include the inability to feed, abdominal bloating and difficulty...

Discovery of a 'molecular switch' could lead to new ways of treating infection, including MRSA

... new ways of treating infections such as MRSA, and inflammatory diseases like arthritis. According to research pub...on, but at the same time also increased the body's inflammatory response. They also found that IKKa inhibits activation of immune cells, and inhibits inflammation, ...

OHSU study finds ginkgo beneficial for MS symptoms

... as the mediating inflammation and the sticking of inflammatory cells to blood vessels. Many MS patients have long suspected that ginkgo improves disease symptoms. In a recent survey of 1,913 patients in Oregon, 20 percent reported using the supplement and 39 percent found it to be beneficial. However, until now,...

Perceived discrimination linked to coronary artery calcification

...of atherosclerosis. "Other studies have found that inflammatory markers might be prevalent in people who feel socially rejected," she said....

Social connections: Could heartwarming be heart-saving?

... researchers measured blood concentrations of four inflammatory markers including interleukin-6 (IL-6). The resear...knowledge on the effect of social relationships on inflammatory markers in women. Also, researchers found no association between social involvement and three other...

Excess oxygen worsens lung inflammation in mice

...tecting stop signal, slowing the flood of damaging inflammatory molecules, the scientists found. From these findings, they reasoned that oxygen therapy given to patients with acute lung inflammation might "short-circuit" this protective pathway by preventing oxygen levels from dropping enough to trigger the infl...

Digestive Disease Week 2005 spotlights breakthrough research in digestive health

...ct Novel targeted therapies for Crohn's and other inflammatory bowel diseases Technological advancements and improved efficacy in diagnosing GI disorders DDW is jointly sponsored by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the America...

Study suggests antibiotic may limit or prevent vision problems caused by diabetes

...etes causes an early increase in the expression of inflammatory mediators within the retina, and it shows that minocycline reduces this inflammatory component." To determine whether the toxins from activated microglia kill the retinal cells, the tea...

Discovery of key inflammation mechanism in COPD could lead to new treatments

...ctivity in an enzyme responsible for switching off inflammatory genes and cells, called histone deacetylase (HDAC). Professor Peter Barnes, from Imperial College London and the Royal Brompton Hospital, and senior author of the research, said: "COPD is the only common cause of death in the western world that is in...

An alternative to prevent UC-associated colon cancer

...lon cancer in patients with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers from the U-M Health System's Division of Gastroenterology examined the cost-effectiveness of chemoprevention of colorectal cancer with statins, a class of medications commonly used to lower cholesterol. The investigators f...

Researchers prevent post-traumatic brain damage

...iting growth of the glial scar and formation of an inflammatory response. The size of the lesion was reduced by more than 80 percent, compared to rats who were not given the drug, and that resulted in a "remarkable improvement in tissue preservation and behavioral outcome," said Di Giovanni. Further work now s...

Biologic therapies for bowel disease show promise in clinical trials

...ment options for millions of people suffering with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) worldwide. Clinical trial results show that AlequelTM, adalimumab (Humira) and infliximab (Remicade) are effective in decreasing the severity of IBD symptoms and increasing rates of clinical remission and response in patients. ...

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