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

...portant finding was the reduced ability of natural killer cells in the obese animals," she said. "Natural killer cells are another central component of the early immune response. They limit viral replication by ki...

Genetic link to cervical cancer

...in the genital tract. Immune cells called natural killer (NK) cells, known in part for their ability to kil...s generated by a group of protein receptors called killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptors (KIRs). These receptors bind to partner proteins that are expres...

Children's hospital neurologist receives Young Investigator Award in spinal muscular atrophy

...muscular atrophy (SMA). SMA is the leading genetic killer of infants and toddlers. Sahin will be honored during the American Academy of Neurology 57th Annual Meeting held April 9 16, 2005 in Miami Beach, Fla. The Young Investigator Award provides researchers working in a mentored environment the support ne...

NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine

...o block the WNV from gaining entry into cells, and killer T cells, which kill WNV-infected cells outright. "The DNA vaccine's exploitation of both cellular and antibody immunity offers a potentially potent defense against West Nile virus," says Barney Graham, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the VRC's Clinical Trials ...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for May 2005 (first issue)

..., researchers found that increased use of the pain killer acetaminophen was associated with a greater prevalence of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as directly related to decreased lung function if used daily, according to an article in the first issue for May 2005 of the Am...

Autism conference reports advances in early diagnosis, role of immune system and more

...evated levels of immune system B cells and natural killer cells in the autistic group, and more than 100 proteins that the two groups expressed differently. Behavior: Researchers identified a variety of behaviors, some identifiable in the first year of life, that are predictive of autism. Lonnie Zwaigenb...

Scientists report strong evidence of alterations in blood samples of children with autism

...creased by 20 percent in the autism group Natural killer cells are increased by 40 percent More than 100 proteins demonstrated significant differential expression between the autism and typically developing groups Other small molecules (metabolites) also show many differences "This is an important pilo...

Immune system lab model overcomes ethical limits on human hematopoietic stem cells studies

...elop into T cells, B cells, myeloid cells, natural killer (NK) cells and dentritic cells (DCs), Handgretinger said. NK cells are a type of large white blood cells called lymphocytes, which kill both infected cells and tumor cells DCs are white blood cells that trap foreign matter, such as bacteria, and pres...

New partnership launched to accelerate and evaluate national malaria control program in Africa

...ave today in an unprecedented assault against this killer of children," said Carlos C. (Kent) Campbell, MACEPA program director at PATH. "The new partnership will also have the flexibility to address logistical or financial bottlenecks that might otherwise bring a project to a grinding halt." The Honorable...

Statins underprescribed to patients at higher risk of heart disease, Stanford study says

...people die from heart disease, making it the No. 1 killer among both men and women. Randall Stafford, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and senior author of the study, said there are reliable methods of identifying patients at high risk for future heart atta...

Exercise, weight control may help reduce risk of breast cancer, Meharry-Vanderbilt study suggests

... 41,000 lives, making it the second leading cancer killer among women in the United States. While certain factors are known to increase breast cancer risk including family history and age of first menstruation and onset of menopause there is a need for more information about those risk factors that can be...

Novel approach for eradicating prostate cancer wins award for young Hebrew University researcher

...nst the growth of tumorous growths are the natural killer (NK) cells, which are able to identify and kill different tumor cells. This ability largely depends on the expression of a small family of proteins (NCRs) which specifically bind to tumors, but not healthy cells. By applying various molecular biology...

NIAID scientists unveil mechanism behind resistance to severe malaria

...ives us a new insight into malaria, a major global killer that preys especially on young children and claims a life every 30 seconds," notes Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, where the research wa...

Do singlehanded general practices have a future?

...any policy makers and managers. The case of serial killer Harold Shipman, who was a singlehanded general practitioner, may also have contributed to this desire to reshape general practice. But will the government's new vision of large group practices and walk-in centres lead to a more efficient and higher q...

New drug abuse treatment shows promise

...d for treating heroin and prescription opiate pain killer abuse in 2002, officebased buprenorphine holds the...eatment. While heroin and prescription opiate pain killer abuse has substantially increased over the years, the availability of treatment has not increased wi...

Researchers discover novel pathway of inflammation that contributes to lung damage in CF patients

...rldwide, respiratory infections are the number one killer of children. "Translational research is very important, especially with regards to young patients who suffer from such a chronic disease like cystic fibrosis," said Dr. Kolls. "Using research to positively impact our young patient's lives is the most...

Radiation exposure during virtual colonoscopy doesn't significantly raise cancer risks

...n for colorectal cancer, the second-leading cancer killer in the United States. Approved tests include barium enema, fecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. Each screening option has advantages and disadvantages, and patients should consult their physician on the most appropriate ...

Tulane pioneers novel ovarian cancer treatment

...cancer. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cancer killer of women in the United States. "This study will test the hypothesis that Ontak improves tumor immunity by killing regulatory T cells (Tregs) in patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer," says principal investigator Tyler Curiel, professor of med...

Laparoscopic surgery associated with reduced inflammatory response

...e response, including B-cells, T-cells and natural killer cells, white blood cells that attack foreign bodie...ergone conventional surgery. The levels of natural killer cells were significantly higher in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery. The levels of other whi...

Gene found in 90 percent of breast cancers may be cancer vaccine target

...mor antigens activating cytotoxic T-cells or tumor killer cells," Radvanyi says. "We wanted proteins that would make good targets for a cancer vaccine." Finally, they zeroed in on TRPS-1, a gene they found at high levels in all forms of breast cancer, from DCIS to invasive disease, but in none of the normal...

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