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Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research

... strategies that work by triggering the body's immune system to produce antibodies or killer T cells ... organism. The AIDS virus, however, attacks the immune system, leaving it handicapped and unable to mount an immune response. Therefore, conventionally designed AIDS ...

U.S. Payers Intend to Limit Preferred Coverage to Only One Immune Biologic

... will have only one preferred biologic for all immune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, ... Forum report entitled Formulary Advantages in immune Biologics: Tightening Payer Control Offers ... us they will offer preferred coverage to only one immune biologic, therapeutic area tenders may help some ...

Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase I/II Clinical Trial of Novel Vaccine for Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer

... Inc. (Nasdaq: ARIA ). In this way, the immune system's innate homeostasis is overridden and a ... circulating tumor cell count, antigen-specific immune response, and clinical response. Additional ... of the signaling pathways that regulate the immune response to target specific factors that can ...

Celiac Disease Provides Clues To Solving Autoimmunity

... to the body, a genetically based tendency of the immune system to overreact to the substance, and an ... with genetically-sensitive elements of the immune system setting off a cascade of immune reactions. Fasano has identified a ...

Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

... ENBREL is a medicine that affects your immune system. ENBREL can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. Serious infections ... any open cuts or sores Have diabetes or an immune system problem Have TB or have been in ...

Lexicon Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of LX2931 in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

... a pathway associated with regulation of the human immune system. Lexicon has previously shown that ... blood cell that play an important role in the immune system. Inappropriate activation of lymphocytes ... diseases, a spectrum of disorders in which the immune system malfunctions and causes the body to attack ...

Five Questions About Eczema

... factors including personal and family genetics, immune response and environmental factors. (2) ... of eczema, and experts believe that genetics, the immune system and environment play a role. (10) Stress ... significant role in regulating some of the body's immune responses. (19) Generally, physicians use TCIs ...

Scientists learn why even treated genital herpes sores boost the risk of HIV infection

... from HSV-2 are associated with a long-lasting immune response at those locations, and that the ... Previous research has demonstrated that immune cells involved in the body's response to ... important findings about the nature of these immune cells. First, they found that CD4+ T cellsthe ...

Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus

... the seasonal influenza vaccine activates the immune system against the virus appear to be diminished ... of the University of Groningen, the human immune system goes on alert against the seasonal flu ... to the flu virus, and secondly, it primes certain immune T-cells to respond to the flu bug. Prior work ...

Spleen May Help Heart Recover From Disease

... Low-profile organ plays a big role in immune response, study finds,, THURSDAY, ... suggests the spleen plays a bigger role in the immune system than previously thought. In mice, ... could lead to a better understanding of the immune system, including its response to cancer, Swirski ...

Preventing toxic shock syndrome and other severe diseases

... This binding causes the over-activation of the immune system which can result in the patient developing ... know these toxins cause potent activation of the immune system, so if we could engineer them to bind only to cancer cells, we could get the immune system to destroy the cancer. That's a long-term ...

Immune responses to flu vaccine are diminished in lupus patients

... of infection, due to both disturbances in their immune responses and treatment with immunosuppressive ... and cell-mediated responses are involved in the immune response to influenza; in SLE, antibody responses ... Vaccination induces an influenza virus-specific immune response which is generally documented as the ...

PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative and Crucell to test new malaria vaccine approach

... infections) to deliver a malaria antigen to the immune system. Dr. Jaap Goudsmit, Chief Scientific ... with the potential to elicit a more comprehensive immune response than has been seen to date from the ... this approach seeks to elicit a protective immune response obtained from delivering the CSP. The ...

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Unhooking the Obesity-Diabetes Connection

... and one from the United States, showed that immune system cells known as T cells were deficient in obese mice, pushing the immune system to somehow initiate insulin resistance. ... The fourth study looked at another class of immune cells called mast cells, which are more commonly ...

Leukemia cells evade immune system by mimicking normal cells, Stanford studies show

... macrophages are unable to rescue mice whose own immune systems have been destroyed. Conversely, a human ... cancer cells. Part of what's called the innate immune system, macrophages and other protective cells ... all types of trouble. In contrast, the adaptive immune system mobilizes specialized T and B cells in ...

Mass. General-based research center will investigate why immune system fails to control hepatitis C

... (HCV) resists suppression and clearance by the immune system. The five-year grant will support a ... of how and why the virus consistently evades immune system control should lead us to better ways of ... called hepatocytes in the innate and adaptive immune response to HCV infection. Center co-director ...

NIAID set to launch clinical trials to test 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine candidates

... and to assess their ability to induce protective immune responses," says Dr. Fauci. "These data will be ... are needed to induce a potentially protective immune response in healthy adult volunteers (aged 18 to ... set of trials will look at the safety and immune response in healthy adult and elderly volunteers ...

Immune System Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Staph Infections

... figured what genes turn on and off in a person's immune system when he or she has a severe staph ... PLoS One , the genes in children's innate immune system, which provides the most immediate ... Meanwhile, the genes in the children's adaptive immune systems, which recall past battles to better ...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... The use of adjuvants (substances to improve the immune response) in vaccine development may lower the ... immunoadjuvants (substances to improve the immune response) and monitored anti-GRP antibody levels ... we have demonstrated for the first time that immune responses which are elicited by a novel anti-GRP ...

Cell division find prompts overhaul of immune response modeling

... of computer models that are used to predict how immune system cells respond to a pathogenic threat. A ... In an attempt to revamp computer models of the immune response to accommodate individual cells, Dr ... cells." Accurate computer-based models of the immune response are a holy grail for scientists as they ...

New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Be on the Horizon

... Potential of immune system treatment is 'exciting,' expert says,, ... News) -- A treatment already used to bolster the immune systems of people with leukemia and other serious ... purified human plasma, is used to treat certain immune deficiencies, autoimmune diseases and cancers. ...

Study demonstrates the anti-inflammatory properties of pine bark extract

... is a tightly controlled, concerted action of immune cells fighting infections, irritations and ... and after supplementation to investigate how immune cells respond towards pro-inflammatory stimuli. ... A baseline study revealed that the volunteers' immune cells rapidly initiated production of COX-2, ...

Intravenous Immune Biologics Will Suffer from the Pending Shift in Coverage from the Medical to the Pharmacy Benefit

... national and single state plans say coverage of immune biologics will shift from a medical benefit to a ... Forum report entitled Formulary Advantages in immune Biologics: Tightening Payer Control Offers ... solely as a pharmacy benefit, but cover other immune biologics as a medical benefit. The ...

Study Demonstrates the Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Pine Bark Extract on Inflammatory Mediators COX-2 and 5-LOX

... is a tightly controlled, concerted action of immune cells fighting infections, irritations and ... and after supplementation to investigate how immune cells respond towards pro-inflammatory stimuli. ... A baseline study revealed that the volunteers' immune cells rapidly initiated production of COX-2, ...

Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Announces the Availability of New Centrum Ultra Line of Multivitamins Specially Formulated For Women and Men

... A, C, E, selenium and zinc to help support immune function .* About Centrum Ultra ... A, C, E, selenium and zinc to help support immune function .* B vitamins to help unlock ... A, C, E, iron, selenium and zinc to help support immune function .* About Centrum Silver ...

Researchers map how staph infections alter immune system

... providing crucial insight into how the human immune system is programmed to respond to this pathogen ... S aureus does within the host to disrupt the immune system. Despite considerable advances, however, it remained unclear how the host's immune system responded to the infection and why some ...

DNA-damaged cells communicate with neighbors to let them know they're in trouble

... itself time to repair its DNA before alerting the immune system that there's a problem," said Rodier. He ... help explain the aging process Campisi said. The immune system, which destroys damaged cells (such as ... "Damaged cells that survive the activity of the immune system are sending out continuous danger signals ...

Immune Response May Speed AIDS Progression in Women

... July 13 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in immune response may explain why HIV infection progresses ... that women and men differ in the way their immune systems respond to the virus," senior author Dr. ... Massachusetts General Hospital. "Focusing on immune activation separately from viral replication ...

UCLA scientists identify how immune cells may help predict Alzheimer's risk

... amount of amyloid beta that is being absorbed by immune cells in the blood. Amyloid beta forms the ... the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease, and if the immune system isn't adequately clearing amyloid beta, it ... pleased that the process we've identified using immune cells to help predict Alzheimer's risk will be ...

Strep B Seems to Trick Immune System

... sepsis and meningitis in newborns shuts down immune cell function to ensure its survival, a new study ... of Medicine. They found that GBS dupes the immune system into reducing production of antibiotic ... GBS can enter our body without activating the immune cells that are normally programmed to kill ...

'Easter Island' Drug Adds Years to Mice

... effect in humans. Also, the drug suppresses the immune system in people, leaving them open to the risk ... The drug appears to work by preventing immune cells from reproducing, Kaeberlein said. This helps organ-transplant patients by preventing the immune system from thinking the body is being attacked ...

Harvard Medical School Continues Education About Benefits of Probiotics

... barrier, while others impact different aspects of immune function," said Sherman. Consuming certain ... Also, since about 70 percent of the human immune system is located in the digestive tract, certain ... found to help to optimize the function of the immune system as well as various functions of the ...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Probiotics, Carotid Artery and Breast Cancer Treatments

... health. Probiotics seem to change how the immune system reacts to invading microorganisms. They may compete with harmful bacteria or enhance the immune system. Also, they may help calm the immune system's overreaction in ways not fully ...

CU-Boulder study shows brain's immune system may cause chronic seizures

... may result from chemicals released by the brain's immune system attempting to repair the injured site, ... that also constitute a major part of the brain's immune system, cluster within areas in the brain when a ... brain, such as a head injury or infection, the immune system is activated and tries to counteract the ...

Microscopic 'beads' could help create 'designer' immune cells that ignore transplanted organs

... include microscopic beads that create "designer" immune cells to help patients tolerate their new organ, ... known form of HLA-G, a natural suppressor of the immune response, straight to dendritic cells, which typically show the immune system what to attack. The microparticles are ...

Gene's novel role may provide key to treating liver and neurodegenerative diseases

... inhibitory molecule" (FAIM), protects both immune and liver cells from apoptosis, or programmed ... function is preserved across both liver and immune cells, as this underscores its critical role in ... methods. Curious about FAIM's role in immune cells, particularly its increased expression in ...

Possible Gene Regions for Schizophrenia Located

... immune function genes also in the same area, researchers ... WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- immune function may play a role in schizophrenia, say ... 6 that contains numerous genes associated with immune response. That region of the human genome has ...

Study identifies biomarker that safely monitors tumor response to new brain cancer treatment

... to kill tumor cells, which triggers an ongoing immune response against malignant brain tumors cells. ... brain tumors in animals and have trained their immune systems to develop memory so that recurrent ... people in the United States every year. The immune system is considered a potential ally, but the ...

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards $2.7M to 7 top young clinical investigators

... is to develop novel ways of controlling donor T immune cell activity to prevent acute graft-versus-host ... I trial using patients' own genetically modified immune T cells to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia ... studies on how HCV escapes detection by our immune system. Dr. Cox works under the mentorship of ...
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