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Professor Bruce Beutler Joins aTyr Pharma's Scientific Advisory Board

... Dr. Beutler is the pre-eminent figure in inflammation research, and we hope to capitalize on his ... the scientific advances Dr. Beutler has made with inflammation in humans and his ability to turn his discoveries ... studies on the genetics and molecular basis of inflammation and innate immunity, Dr. Beutler discovered the ...

Unhooking the Obesity-Diabetes Connection

... online July 26 in Nature Medicine suggest that inflammation within the fat tissues of heavy individuals could ... suggests that cellular immunity may regulate inflammation in fat," said Dr. Vivian Fonseca, professor of ... have presented evidence that suppressing inflammation in animals could improve insulin resistance and ...

Detecting early signs of osteoarthritis

... of Nottingham are hoping to find out if inflammation of the knee could be an early sign of ... said: "It has been shown that people who have inflammation may develop more severe and progressive ... disability. The ability to detect the presence of inflammation using Ultrasound could therefore be important in ...

Study demonstrates the anti-inflammatory properties of pine bark extract

... maritime pine tree, is effective for reducing inflammation and soothing pain associated with various health ... involved with inflammation," said Dr. Canali. inflammation is a tightly controlled, concerted action of ... infections, irritations and injuries. When inflammation goes out of control it may target the body's own ...

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

... maritime pine tree, is effective for reducing inflammation and soothing pain associated with various health ... with inflammation," said Dr. Canali. inflammation is a tightly controlled, concerted action of ... infections, irritations and injuries. When inflammation goes out of control it may target the body's own ...

Inflammation may trigger Alzheimer's disease, Saint Louis University findings suggest

... May issue of Brain Behavior and Immunity suggests inflammation as the culprit and supports using indomethacin, ... and invading foreign substances. "We induced inflammation in mice and found that it turned off the LRP pump ... then gave mice indomethacin, which prevented inflammation from turning off the LRP (exit pump). His ...

Test Before Corneal Transplant May Improve Outcome

... virus who need a corneal transplant, testing for inflammation biomarkers before the surgery could improve ... herpes simplex virus infection might have corneal inflammation that increased the risk of corneal transplant ... the researchers found microscopic evidence of inflammation in 74 percent. They also noted that the rate of ...

Video: New Biological Therapy Ilaris(R) Approved in US to Treat Children and Adults with CAPS, a Serious Life-Long Auto-Inflammatory Disease

... which is overproduced in CAPS patients causing inflammation - Studies under way in other inflammatory ... beta (IL-1 beta), which causes sustained inflammation and tissue damage. Symptoms, such as debilitating ... with Ilaris. The most common side effects are inflammation of the upper airways, diarrhea, flu-like ...

'Life force' linked to body's ability to withstand stress

... the release of immune chemicals that trigger inflammation in an attempt to begin the healing process. The ... to Alzheimer's disease to atherosclerosis, where inflammation contributes to clogged arteries, heart attacks ... activity is causing inflammation, or inflammation is taking its toll on people by reducing these ...

Psoriasis Raises Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke, Death

... inflammation looks like common thread, researcher says ... The risk appears to stem from the chronic inflammation associated with psoriasis, he explained. "This systemic inflammation causes damage to blood vessels, leading to ...

Popular Alzheimer's theory may be false trail

... University of Frankfurt, Germany, discovered that inflammation of microglia an abundant cell type that plays an ... almost 20 years now, it's been claimed that brain inflammation contributes to the development of Alzheimer's ... brain cells, causing memory loss and dementia. inflammation theories suggest that microglia become ...

ACTEMRA(R) (tocilizumab) Studies to be Featured at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Congress

... in the inflammatory process, relieves both inflammation of the joints and certain systemic effects of RA. ... systemic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the membrane lining in the joints. This inflammation causes a loss of joint shape and function, ...

Journal of Periodontology and the American Journal of Cardiology develop joint clinical recommendations

... tissues, as assessed by visual signs of inflammation and bleeding on probing; loss of connective ... disease, and periodontal disease may increase the inflammation level throughout the body. Since several studies ... recent emphasis has been placed on the role of inflammation - the body's reaction to fight off infection, ...

Healthy Gums and a Healthy Heart: The Perio-Cardio Connection

... disease, and periodontal disease may increase the inflammation level throughout the body. Since several studies ... recent emphasis has been placed on the role of inflammation - the body's reaction to fight off infection, ... injury or shield against irritation. While inflammation initially intends to have a protective effect, ...

UCLA cancer researchers first to link intestinal inflammation with systemic chromosome damage

... have linked for the first time intestinal inflammation with systemic chromosome damage in mice, a ... Researchers found that local intestinal inflammation induced DNA damage to lymphocytes of the ... and a Jonsson Cancer Center scientist. If inflammation can be found early before any symptoms arise - ...

Treating gum disease helps rheumatoid arthritis sufferers

... to find that if we eliminated the infection and inflammation in the gums, then patients with a severe kind of ... the soft and hard tissues are destroyed from inflammation caused by toxins from bacterial infection. ... is a marker present in the blood when inflammation is present in the body. TNF-α can initiate ...

Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids

... inflammation may drive the connection, researchers say ... a child's risk for asthma, Smit theorized that inflammation could be the connection between the conditions. ... because obesity can encourage inflammation, and inflammation is at the root of asthma. Dr. Jennifer ...

Shire Expands Gastrointestinal Patient Assistance Program for Uninsured or Unemployed Americans

... heart-related hypersensitivity reactions, such as inflammation of the heart muscle and inflammation of the lining of the heart. Tell your doctor if ... may occur. Less than 1% of patients experienced inflammation of the pancreas, which led to discontinuation of ...

KLRI Releases 3rd Annual Report On Year's Top Longevity Research Findings

... low levels of vitamin D. Oxidation, inflammation and insulin resistance. These are the "three ... a study to see if insulin sensitizers can reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. Elsewhere in the country, ... the role of nutrition in stemming oxidation, inflammation and insulin resistance, finding that powerful ...

Recent developments at Burnham Institute for Medical Research, May 2009

... supply to tumors. Custom-made drugs to fight inflammation inflammation is a fundamental response to tissue injury. ... including arthritis, asthma and psoriasis, inflammation causes harm. One of the key mediators of the ...

Scientists discover how smallpox may derail human immune system

... "One of the strategies of the virus is to inhibit inflammation pathways, and this interaction is an inhibitor of human inflammation such that we have never seen before," McFadden ... pathogenesis. But another side of this is that inflammation can sometimes be harmful or deadly to people, and ...

Statins Guard Against Prostate Cancer

... confirmed," he said. Another study focused on inflammation inside prostate cancer tumors. "We looked at the ... to surgery had a significantly lower risk for inflammation within their prostate tumor," Banez said. In ... had a 72 percent reduction in the risk for inflammation of the prostate tumor. The researchers also found ...

Statins may exert influence on prostate cancer growth by reducing inflammation

... drugs called statins may reduce inflammation in prostate tumors, possibly hindering cancer ... 2004. The tissue was graded by a pathologist for inflammation on a scale of 0 to 2: 0 for no inflammation, 1 for mild inflammation (less than 10 percent of the tumor) and 2 for ...

Even modest exercise can reduce negative effects of belly fat

... moderate amounts of exercise alone can reduce the inflammation in visceral fatbelly fat, if you willthat has ... sensitivity, less fat in the liver, and less inflammation in belly fat," said Jeffrey Woods, a U of I ... are produced and secreted by fat tissue. This inflammation then triggers the systemic diseases linked with ...

Instead of fighting breast cancer, immune cell promotes its spread

... proof to the potentially important role of inflammation in cancer development and spread. They reported ... as these are helping to change the thinking about inflammation and cancer. "In general, we used to think that inflammation in the immune response is a part of the host ...

Having Psoriasis Raises Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension

... Researchers suspect chronic inflammation is common thread among all 3 conditions ... suspect the link may have to do with the chronic inflammation that is associated with all three conditions. ... pressure, compared to women without psoriasis. inflammation is a risk factor for elevated blood pressure and ...

AAI honors Chen Dong for breakthrough T lymphocyte research

... of Immunology and Director of the Center of inflammation and Cancer, is only 41. "Dr. Dong's work will ... model of multiple sclerosis greatly reduced the inflammation caused by that autoimmune disease. This ... encouraging." Dong directs the new Center for inflammation and Cancer at M. D. Anderson, whose mission is to ...

Biological FM signal maintains inflammation in cancer, asthma and other diseases

... to coordinate responses to infection and maintain inflammation in the body. This system is now a target for ... coordinates the setting up and maintenance of inflammation in the body by broadcasting a signal to ... we better understand the fundamental biology of inflammation in order to treat disease? "The results of our ...

Cigarette smoke may alter immune response in COPD exacerbations

... tested the effects of cigarette smoke exposure on inflammation and immune response in mice that were exposed to ... immune-response profile, namely an increase in inflammation of the lungs after the NTHI challenge, increased ... dexamethasone was effective in controlling the inflammation following bacterial challenge in both control and ...

Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease

... When tested in rabbits, resolvins reduced inflammation ,,,, SATURDAY, April 4 (HealthDay ... of omega-3 fatty acids, may be able to remedy the inflammation of periodontal disease and restore gums to ... of atherosclerosis. EPA and DHA help reduce inflammation and are often used to help people with ...

Targeting oxidized cysteine through diet could reduce inflammation and lower disease risk

... in the diet and for reducing the impact of inflammation in critically ill patients by adding cysteine to ... for age-related diseases and for the acute inflammation of sepsis or lung injury." The researchers ... the relationship between cysteine and markers of inflammation in different age groups, in overweight and normal ...

Avidas(TM) Pharmaceuticals Introduces Scalacort(TM) DK Which Offers Three Scalp Solutions in One Patient Convenience Kit

... base. Scalacort relieves itching and inflammation of the scalp in areas where greasy ointments and ... prevent skin infections, as well as reduce the inflammation and itch. Scalp psoriasis, another common skin ... of removing scales and crusts along with reducing inflammation and itch. "Patient convenience is important ...

TV crime drama compound highlights immune cells' misdeeds

... luminol glows blue at sites of active immune inflammation in living mice, and that they can detect this ... the mice with scientific cameras. Immune inflammation is thought to be a critical component of ... and neurodegenerative disease. Imaging such inflammation non-invasively should help scientists better ...

Revolutionary, Minimally Invasive Treatment Provides Long-lasting Chronic Sinusitis Relief

... patients who suffer from chronic sinusitis, an inflammation of the sinus lining caused by bacterial, viral ... drainage may not occur, leading to infection and inflammation of the sinuses. "I am not only breathing ... micro-pores, bathing the sinus lining, decreasing inflammation and opening nasal passages to drain excess fluid. ...

State of the Mangosteen Category: 2009

... performance research shows XanGo(R) Juice reduces inflammation in obese subjects Statement by Robert ... K. Udani have shown that XanGo(R) Juice reduces inflammation in obese subjects, which may be valuable in ... a proprietary mangostoeen juice on indicators of inflammation and antioxidant levels in obese patients with ...

Scientists find gene that modifies severity of cystic fibrosis lung disease

... In cystic fibrosis, however, neutrophilic airway inflammation is dysregulated, eventually destroying the lung." ... the gene confirmed its role in regulating inflammation and disease. While the absence resulted in ... from the airway, it also resulted in less inflammation and disease. The researchers also studied ...

Study sheds new light on link between obesity and infertility

... women have abnormally high levels of fats and inflammation in the fluid surrounding their eggs which can ... to be harmful to embryo formation. In addition, inflammation can damage cells and when this happens to eggs it ... to cause changes in blood lipids and heightened inflammation which detrimentally affects a person's general ...

New clues to healing arthritis caused by traumatic injury

... "superhealing" powers has been found to resist inflammation after a knee injury, and also to avoid developing ... to injury. Interleukin generally promotes inflammation and an increase in temperature. The superhealer ... we would like to know whether controlling inflammation in fracture patients can prevent arthritis." ...

Liver Cirrhosis May Also Harm Brain, Heart

... inflammation may be the common link, study shows TUESDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Increased inflammation caused by cirrhosis of the liver might lead ... molecules that switch on the body's response to inflammation -- climbed as cognitive impairment increased and ...

Blocking protein leads to fewer, smaller skin cancer tumors

... cytokine present in human blood that generates inflammation in response to infection, offering protection ... MIF emerged as a contributor to the chronic inflammation that precedes the development of skin cancer ... also is clear here that there is a link between inflammation and cancer," said Abhay Satoskar, associate ...
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