Navigation Links
Enhancing Infants Immune System

CD40.

"These findings suggest that agents that stimulate TLR8 could be used to enhance immune responses in newborns, perhaps as adjuvants given along with vaccines," Levy says. "We plan to test this approach in animals, and eventually in human babies."

Levy notes that the ability to vaccinate newborns – rather than wait until they reach 2 months of age – would provide important global health benefits. "Birth is a point of contact with healthcare systems," he says. "Families may not see a health care provider after that. From a global health perspective, if you can give a vaccine at birth, a much higher percentage of the population can be covered." Conceivably, TLR8 stimulators could also be given alone in special circumstances – to help a baby fight off an infection in progress, or as a preventive measure in the event of a disease outbreak or bio-terrorist threat, Levy adds.

Levy's team is uncovering other differences between the newborn and adult immune systems that could lead to additional targets for drugs or vaccines. A related paper, to be published soon in the journal Pediatric Research, finds that when newborns' TLRs are stimulated during the first week of life, their white cells' production of the cytokine IL-6, which inhibits parts of the immune response, is greater than that in adults.

A third study, to be published in the Journal of Immunology, finds that newborns' cord blood also has high levels of adenosine, providing an explanation for newborns' altered immune response: adenosine alters the physiology of white cells to suppress production of TNF-alpha (but not of IL-6) when TLRs are stimulated. When Levy's team used antagonists to inhibit adenosine's activity, newborns' white blood cells produced normal, adult levels of TNF-alpha in response to bacterial and viral triggers. "In the future, we could try to block adenosine in newborn animals to see if this helps protect against infection," Levy says. Levy believes t
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Enhancing Survival Rate Of Lung Cancer Patients
2. Rescuing Injured Hearts by Enhancing Regeneration
3. Saudi Arabia for Enhancing Health Sector Ties with India
4. Elevate End- Of- Life Experience by Enhancing Quality of Hospice Care
5. Testosterone Cream – Ineffective in Enhancing Libido in Female Cancer Survivor
6. Banning Smoking in the Home Helps Infants
7. Benefits of Nitric Oxide in the Treatment of Premature Infants
8. New Technique to Study Infants Brain.
9. Limiting Infants Exposure To Smoke At Home
10. fMRI Offers Insight Into An Infants Brain
11. Drug Used To Improve Lung Function In Infants Could Slow Down Motor Coordination
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Enhancing Infants Immune System

(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Deer Path of ... host a Valentine’s Day Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 4 ... 12500 Regency Parkway in Huntley, Illinois, serves adults with physical disabilities ... event will include Valentine's Day treats, games and sweetheart-themed karaoke. , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Woodloch Pines, an all-inclusive family resort ... TripAdvisor as the number one best large hotel for families ... world for their annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. , TripAdvisor ... website is home to millions of unbiased and honest traveler ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding dress company offering many ... it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. The fans will have ... a lottery every week. , Moreover, the company has extended ... Angelweddingdress homepage for more information. , Angelweddingdress ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... A new white paper by The Beryl Institute ... long-term care environment as well as provides recommendations for ... “The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care: A View ... patient, resident and family experience in long-term care and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Joan Lunden, award-winning American journalist, beloved ... upcoming 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference ... LLC (PER®) , shares that “a fast-growing, virulent” cancer ... she had not followed up her clean mammogram with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Deer Path of Huntley Affordable Assisted Living to Host Valentine's Day Happy Hour 2Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 2Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 3Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6
... Low Donation Rates, Encourage New,York Blood Donor Diversity, ... New York,Blood Center (NYBC), the nation,s largest community-based, ... blood "donor,coach," funded by a $160,000 grant from ... MetLife,s mascot, making it an,eye-catching reminder, in the ...
... 20 BioForm Medical,Inc. (Nasdaq: BFRM ) ... BioForm Medical will present a company overview at ... June 24-26th, 2008,in New York. BioForm Medical,s presentation ... 8:30 a.m. EDT., A live and archived ...
... Appeal Hearing, TORONTO, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ... today announced the successful completion,of its agreement with ... a result of the completion of this project, ... company for further product development and,other skin testing ...
... Finnish study urges this 3rd category be added ... 20 (HealthDay News) -- Hazardous drinking -- drinking ... needs to be recognized as a genuine public ... disorders are divided into two categories: alcohol abuse/harmful ...
... of lesions seen on MRIs with limited side effects, study ... the first pills to treat the "relapse-remitting" form of multiple ... few side effects. , Although the drug, laquinimod, is still ... convenient for many patients. , "By and large, this doesn,t ...
... June 20 From June 20, 2008 through,June 27, ... around the,United States and the world will gather at ... Little People of America (LPA),Conference in downtown Detroit., ... the City of,Detroit to bring global solutions and awareness ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MetLife Foundation Partners with New York Blood Center to Introduce 'Donor Coach' to New York Boroughs 2Health News:MetLife Foundation Partners with New York Blood Center to Introduce 'Donor Coach' to New York Boroughs 3Health News:PreMD Successfully Completes Project for Health & Beauty Company 2Health News:'Hazardous Drinking' More Common Than Thought 2Health News:Experimental Drug Fights Multiple Sclerosis Activity 2Health News:Experimental Drug Fights Multiple Sclerosis Activity 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... WYNNEWOOD, Pa. , Jan. 23, 2015  MedScope ( ... has been nominated for a 2015 Connected World ... Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS), that can be used ... M2M technology partner.  In nominating MedScope, ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  Pete Rose, baseball,s all-time hits ... and arthritis pain reliever Myoflex, Ducere Pharma has announced. ... we are excited to have him on board with Myoflex," ... "He is a legendary player who is known across all ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... SETAUKET, N.Y. , Jan. 23, 2015  Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, ... where its Phase I trial of Lixte,s lead compound, LB‑100, ... institutions. John S. Kovach , M.D., the ... was planned to be completed at a single site. Accrual ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:MedScope Nominated by RacoWireless for Prestigious 2015 Connected World Magazine Connected World Award 2Pete Rose bets on Myoflex to relieve aches and pains 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 3
... Premature Births, WATSONVILLE, Calif., Feb. 5 The ... acid supplements greatly,reduced the risk of premature birth. Meanwhile, ... supplements., It,s often hard for people to remember ... benefit from this B vitamin need only visit their,supermarket,s ...
... Feb. 5 Researchers are,identifying innovative therapeutics for ... the disease,s progression, such as the important role,of ... a study prepublished,online in Blood, the official journal ... molecule therapy called senicapoc showed efficacy,in maintaining hydration ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Folate in Strawberries May Contribute to Healthy Pregnancy 2Novel Small Molecule Therapy Shows Benefit for Anemic Patients Via Hydration of Red Blood Cells 2Novel Small Molecule Therapy Shows Benefit for Anemic Patients Via Hydration of Red Blood Cells 3
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: