Navigation Links
Recent Research Holds Wealth of Promise to Bone Marrow Patients

Australian researchers seem to have made headway in the development of an investigative blood test that could recognize the vulnerability of patients to develop complications in the bone marrow, leading to life threatening difficulties.

A conjoined effort between Brisbane's Mater Medical Research Institute (MMRI) and Sydney's West mead Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit has resulted in a simple blood test to detect such tendencies.

Researchers have produced an antibody created from immunized mouse cells that effectively keeps a check on white blood cells, called dendritic cells. These cells are behind the occurrence of graft versus host disease (GVHD) - where donor cells destroy the patients cells.

GVHD negatively impacts the life of nearly 85 per cent of bone marrow transplant patients and kills almost 15 per cent. Sufferers may face acute skin infections, severe abdominal pain, and liver failure.

This antibody developed by researchers will enable a warning to doctors when dendritic cells just about begin their destruction activity. This will allow for treatment to commence much earlier, than later, giving a chance for better treatment outcomes.

MMRI director Professor Derek Hart said,"Think of it as a big fire inside the patient - it's much easier to put out a small fire than a large fire. The excitement is that if you can start much earlier you could switch it off with less use of drugs, with fewer problems and stop the fire gaining hold."

Prof Hart explained the present treatment which involved giving drugs after the onset of infection; but it would greatly help if it is treated before the onset, so that the immune system is not greatly affected. Further testing and research of this new method is required before it can be employed, researchers said.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Recent Study On Rats May Lead To Future Robotics
2. Novel Strain Detected In The Recent Outbreak Of Bird Flu At Ukraine
3. Recent Poultry Deaths Rocks Romania
4. Dogs Were Domesticated Recently Only
5. Recently discovered deep-sea reefs catch the attention of the drug discovery team
6. Enbrelr Enters Safer Zone After Recent Research
7. Stress Could Kill Brain Cells, Says a Recent Study
8. Recent Research Holds Wealth of Promise to Bone Marrow Patients
9. Kidney Stones - Interesting New Research implicates bacteria as its cause
10. Researchers urge caution in using ear tube surgery
11. Paracetamol May Cause Live Damage Warns Consumer Education and Research Centre
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who ... Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media ... give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ... Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes ... important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice ... States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm ... Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether ... latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, ... their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)...  In a startling report released today, National Safety Council ... a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate prescription opioid overdoses. ... states are tackling the worst drug crisis in recorded U.S. history, ... Kentucky , New Mexico , ... the 28 failing states, three – Michigan , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Bracket , a leading clinical ... generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at ... 26 – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , ... Outcome Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate with ... Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... N.J. , June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced ... Premier Inc.,s Supplier Horizon Award . ... year, Guerbet was recognized for its support of Premier ... creation through clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... to receive this recognition of our outstanding customer service ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: