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Immunologists identify biochemical signals that help immune cells remember how to fight infection

... protect against infection. "Until now, no innate signals have been identified that regulate the ... should induce the secretion of both of these innate cytokines. The immune system consists of two components the innate system, which provides immediate defense against ...

Equality of the sexes? Not always when it comes to biology

... by females could have a beneficial effect on the innate inflammatory response against bacterial ... would therefore have a beneficial effect on innate immunity, which represents the body's first line ... applicable to humans. This feature of the female innate immune system might have evolved to better ...

CorMatrix Cardiovascular Announces First European Implants of CorMatrix(R) ECM Technology(TM)

... biomaterial devices that harness the body's innate ability to repair damaged cardiovascular tissue, ... migrate and integrate, stimulating the body's innate wound-healing mechanisms to repair tissue at the ... devices that harness the body's own innate ability to remodel damaged tissue. For more ...

Statement From the Rosalind Franklin Society: Lawrence Summers Not the Right Choice for Cabinet Position in Obama Administration

... there is no evidence that women have any less innate ability or lower performance in math or science ... in science. Those barriers are most certainly not innate ability. Summers has seen this report. Summers' ... suggested that African Americans do not have the innate ability to be president? We think not. Women ...

Athletes' Study Shows Pride, Shame Universal Behaviors

... sighted or blind, Olympic competitors displayed innate responses to winning, losing MONDAY, ... and the slumped posture of a non-medalist are innate and biological, rather than learned responses to ... displays of victory or defeat are likely to be an innate biological propensity in humans, rather than ...

Breakthrough "Neuro Nutrition" Targets the Brain and Vagus Nerve To Boost the Body's Immune, Hormone and Neurological Systems

... using neuro nutrition, supporting the body's innate ability to self-heal and repel illness creates ... the Power of the Vagus Nerve: How To Achieve innate Healing By Naturally Restoring Hormone, Immune ... health problems. Its primary focus is to restore innate healing ...

TB treatment for the elderly likely requires a boost to immune response

... infections, two immune responses occur: The innate immune response begins a fight against any ... Older people, and mice, have a strong innate immune response that enables them to initially ... said. Conventional wisdom suggests the strong innate response is good for old mice and people, but the ...

VBI, Mayo Clinic investigate link between fungal proteins, innate immunity and asthma

... of this chronic disease. By understanding how the innate immune system responds to environmental stimuli ... at how fungal enzymes from Alternaria cause innate immune responses in a variety of cells and how ... certain environmental stimuli are linked via the innate immune system to the adaptive immune system and ...

Single microRNA fine-tunes innate immune response

... microRNA shown to play a crucial role in the innate immune response. Absence of microRNA-223 ... in the immune systems early warning systemthe innate immune response. The research, published online ... crucial for the development and function of the innate branch of the immune system. Our work suggests ...

Violent sex acts boost insect's immunity system

... discoveries discussed at the recent conference on innate Immunity and the Environment, organised by the ... Ironically the conference was set up to discuss innate immunity involving generic response to pathogens, ... in vertebrates, said Schmid-Hempel. Insect innate immunity was also discussed in the context of ...

Germ-Fighting Inhaler Could Fend Off Bioterror Agents

... aerosolized formulation called Aerosolized Lung innate Immune Stimulant (ALIIS), a soluble bacterial ... induces massive stimulation of the so-called innate immune response, a hodge-podge of antimicrobial ... this research supports the contention that the innate immune response is being triggered, and that is a ...

Aerosol launches immune response in lungs to wipe out lethal infections

... Washington, D.C. "This aerosol stimulates an innate immune system response in the lung lining fluid ... in mice with suppressed immune systems." The innate immune system is the body's inflammatory first ... days. Mice treated with the Aerosolized Lung innate Immune Stimulant (ALIIS), developed by the ...

NIAID funds $51M contract to create comprehensive model of immune responses

... significant contributions to our understanding of innate immunity, the bodys first line of defense against ... focused on developing an encyclopedic account of innate immunity. Now, the projects scope will broaden to ... then screen them to find defects in the animals innate and adaptive immune reactions to viruses, ...

Ozone Breaks Down Lungs' Defenses

... increased "programmed cell death" of the type of innate immune system cells that normally devour foreign invaders and keep the airways clear. The innate immune system -- the most primitive part of the ... harmless, since they stimulate an appropriate innate immune response that protects the lungs," study ...

Ozone shuts down early immune response in lungs and body

... researchers on the effects of ozone on the innate immune system, the bodys tripwire for foreign ... to enhance programmed cell death in critical innate immune system cells that gobble up foreign ... harmless, since they stimulate an appropriate innate immune response that protects the lungs, said ...

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

... and unexpected, role in destroying cancer cells. Part of what's called the innate immune system, macrophages and other protective cells cruise the body ... elevated CD47 expression renders the leukemia stem cells invisible to the innate immune system, human patients with elevated levels would fare more poorly ...

Researchers map how staph infections alter immune system

... and very intense." The immune system consists of two components: the innate system, which provides immediate defense against infection; and the ... with invasive staphylococcal infections, the genes involved in the body's innate immune response are overactivated while those associated with the adaptive ...

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

... a desire to be around others and "dispositional energy," a sense of innate vigor or active engagement with life ("I'm bursting with energy; my life ... whole answer. "Beyond physical activity, some people seem to have this innate energy separate from exercise that makes them intrinsically involved in ...

MUHC researcher awarded $500,000 to study pathogenesis of infectious disease

... research proposal, "Regulation and molecular mechanisms of NLR-mediated innate immunity." "We are studying how the body fights infections," says Dr. ... was the only researcher in Canada to receive the award. "Our focus is the innate immune system, which is our body's first line of defense. We are ...

Computer simulation captures immune response to flu

... Window The human immune system is composed of two major branches. The innate system provides immediate protection against bacteria, viruses and other ... For the purposes of the simulation, the model set aside the role of the innate immune system, but the researchers plan to add that aspect to future ...

CorMatrix Cardiovascular to Present on its ECM Technology(TM) at the Annual Advanced Cardiac Techniques in Surgery (ACTS) Symposium in New York, N.Y.

... extracellular matrix (ECM(TM)) biomaterial devices that harness the body's innate ability to repair damaged cardiovascular tissue, today announced that ... delivering innovative cardiovascular devices that harness the body's own innate ability to remodel damaged tissue. For more information, visit ...

BioTech Firm Decodes Current Swine Flu BioMarkers

... the use of acoustic-wave, frequency-based biomarkers to support the body's innate ability to restore optimal "self health." Over the past 20 ... documented cases of successful results that enhance and support the body's innate ability to protect itself efficiently from pathogens and viruses such as ...

Natural Killer Cells May Help Protect Against New Strains of Influenza Virus

... that NK cells, specialized white blood cells that participate in innate or non-specific immunity, help control influenza virus early during an ... with Active Hexose Correlated Compound increases the innate immune response of young mice to primary Influenza Infection. J ...

GlaxoSmithKline and Dynavax Announce Worldwide Strategic Alliance : – Developing First-in-Class Endosomal TLR Inhibitors for Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases –

... treatment of immuno-inflammatory diseases. TLRs are key receptors of the innate immune system that can induce strong inflammatory responses. ... proprietary technology platform, these products specifically modify the innate immune response to infectious, respiratory, autoimmune, and inflammatory ...

Snoring or soaring? Strength of fruit-fly immune system varies

... but critical, rough-and-ready response to unwanted microbes: the innate immune system. This all-important first line of defense, without which we ... that distinguish microbial pests. One feature of the fruit fly's innate immune system is the presence of circulatory cells called phagocytes that, ...

Innate immune system targets asthma-linked fungus for destruction

... Blacksburg, Va. A new study shows that the innate immune system of humans is capable of killing a fungus linked to airway ... Hirohito Kita added: "We have taken an important step in showing that the innate immune system of eosinophils is capable of targeting an asthma-associated ...

Do antidepressants enhance immune function?

... functioning of natural killer (NK) cells, which are a major element of the innate immunity system and are involved in the bodys first line of defense ... agents and substance P antagonists in improving natural killer cell innate immunity, possibly delaying HIV disease progression and extending survival ...

Milan Fiala, MD, receives 2008 Alzheimer Award

... work, "Phagocytosis of amyloid-beta and inflammation: Two faces of innate immunity in Alzheimers disease" by M. Fiala, D.H. Cribbs, M. Rosenthal and ... problem of Alzheimers disease patients lies in the defectiveness of the innate immune system to clear amyloid-beta in the brain. Dr. Fialas laboratory is ...

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

... of AP1903, a small-molecule dimerizer agent developed by ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARIA ). In this way, the immune system's innate homeostasis is overridden and a potent and durable antigen-specific T cell response may be generated. The dose-escalation trial will evaluate ...

Researchers Identify New Method to Selectively Kill Metastatic Melanoma Cells

... process involving self-digestion that leads to programmed cell death specifically in melanoma cells. Fisher said that mda-5 is a key regulator of innate immunity that induces interferon beta production limiting replication of specific pathogenic viruses. This work was supported by grants from the ...

Researchers identify new method to selectively kill metastatic melanoma cells

... process involving self-digestion that leads to programmed cell death specifically in melanoma cells. Fisher said that mda-5 is a key regulator of innate immunity that induces interferon beta production limiting replication of specific pathogenic viruses. ...

Professor Bruce Beutler Joins aTyr Pharma's Scientific Advisory Board

... been cited over 38,000 times by other scientists. Best known for his revolutionary studies on the genetics and molecular basis of inflammation and innate immunity, Dr. Beutler discovered the key role TNF plays in the inflammatory response. About aTyr Pharma aTyr Pharma, Inc. is a ...

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

... C and possibly other chronic viral infections." Chung will lead a project to better define the role of the liver cells called hepatocytes in the innate and adaptive immune response to HCV infection. Center co-director Paul Klenerman, PhD, of Oxford University will examine properties of the T ...

Immune System Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Staph Infections

... bug" because most antibiotics do not work on it. According to the findings, published in the online journal PLoS One , the genes in children's innate immune system, which provides the most immediate response to infection, became overactive when S. aureus hits. Meanwhile, the genes in the ...

The American Society of Transplantation Announces Dr. Joren C. Madsen as President

... Transplantation at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Madsen's research interests include transplantation tolerance, chronic rejection, and innate immunity. In 2002, he received the Fujisawa Basic Science Award from the American Society of Transplantation for his contributions to the field. ...

Early treatment of systemic onset JIA with anakinra restores the IL-18 response

... follow-up, two patients flared following anakinra treatment. *NK cells are a type of cytotoxic lymphocyte that constitute a major component of the innate immune system. NK cells play a major role in the rejection of tumors and cells infected by viruses. The cells kill by releasing small cytoplasmic ...

John P. Cogswell, Ph.D., receives 2009 Alzheimer Award

... quite early in the disease. Many of the microRNAs have functional roles in known AD pathways including neuronal differentiation, glutamate, and innate immunity although the potential combinatorial effects on insulin signaling were noteworthy. Because of the need for diagnostic biomarkers of ...

USCCB Submits Comments to NIH on Proposed Guidelines for Stem Cell Research

... on this issue, by visiting the Web site www.usccb.org/stemcellcampaign . Msgr. Malloy cited the dignity of human life at every stage and the innate human right not to be subjected to harmful experimentation without one's express and informed consent. He said laws that fail to recognize this right ...

The future of personalized cancer treatment: An entirely new direction for RNAi delivery

... cell types, including T cells, endothelial cells and human embryonic stem cells," said Dowdy. "Importantly, we observed no toxicity to the cells or innate immune responses, and a minimal number of transcriptional off-target changes." These RNAi methods can be continually tweaked to combat new ...

Fear Response May Stem From Protein in Brain

... of Cardiovascular Research at Children's Hospital Boston. "These experiments provide genetic evidence that TRPC5 has an essential function in innate fear," the study's authors concluded. "What we found with our work was that the mice who did not have the TRPC5 protein no longer showed ...
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