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Leukocyte reduction seen as significant advance in transfusion medicine

... adoption of leukocyte reduction, the removal of leukocytes (white blood cells) from all transfused blood by ... that removes more than 99.9 percent of the leukocytes in a unit of blood in less than 30 minutes. leukocytes in transfused blood represent a danger because ...

Dairy Veterinarians Highlight Need for Improved Methods for Detecting Mastitis

... in the 1960s, somatic cell count method measures the total number of leukocytes (white blood cells) in a milk sample. Proprietary AAD technology allows the detection of three different types of leukocytes -- lymphocytes, neutrophils and macrophages -- which provides the ability ...

New therapeutic target for treatment of multiple sclerosis

... or CD166, plays a major role in the migration of certain types of leukocytes to the brain. The researchers believe that the molecule, which is ... is involved in the inflammatory process by priming the migration of leukocytes across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The investigation combined the ...

Hoag Hospital Certified as Baby-Friendly Facility

... baby. Breast milk aids in enhanced cognitive development and growth due to the optimal absorption of protein and other nutrients. The antibodies and leukocytes (cells that defends the body against infection and disease) contained in breast milk protect the infant against pathogens. Studies have shown breast ...

New therapy with stem cells to treat Crohn's disease

... months and consists of 6 phases: Initial Chemotherapy (Cyclophosphamide + G-CSF). In this initial phase, leukopenia or reduction of the number of leukocytes (immune-system cells) in the blood is induced in the patient. Migration of Stem-Cells to the Blood. Following the previous immunosuppression, the ...

Clue to Cause of Epileptic Seizures Discovered

... of the brain. When investigators interfered with the leukocyte-blood vessel binding, the blood-brain "leak" was plugged. Also, there were more leukocytes present in the brains of people with epilepsy, when compared with healthy individuals. As always with animal models, there is a question about how ...

New therapeutic options for diabetes-related tissue injury

... signals and return tissues to homeostasis. These mediators reverse several of the proinflammatory functional responses of polymorphonuclear leukocytes and macrophages in vitro and prevent inflammation in a variety of animal models, and exhibit potential for new therapeutic options for resolving ...

Springer to publish International Journal of Hematology

... The journal contributes to progress in research in basic and clinical hematology, and aims to cover all aspects of the field, including erythrocytes, leukocytes and hematopoiesis, hemostasis, thrombosis and vascular biology, hematological malignancies, transplantation and cell therapy. The expanded Progress ...

NEJM editorial on significance and limitations of new lupus gene expression research

... the kidneys, eyes, skin and the premature atherosclerosis that is common in lupus patients. The ITGAM protein, which is an adhesion molecule, helps leukocytes adhere to the cells lining blood vessels. The new genetic analysis of ITGAM variations associated with the disease predicts that it may promote ...

Study shows pine bark naturally reduces osteoarthritis knee pain

... humans last year. The cytokines released from chondrocytes recruits immune cells (leukocytes) to the joints where they cause more harm than good. leukocytes release harmful substances such as free radicals and enzymes that break down connective tissue and speed up the degeneration of cartilage. These ...

Inflammation can Lead to Cancer

... turn on a dangerously different program: inducing leukocytes to boost cell growth, increase the number of ... and in response, produce antibodies that signal leukocytes to attack," said Coussens, associate professor of ... precancerous tissue in mice, we have found that leukocytes apparently receive signals to switch programs, ...

Chennai Hospital Conducts Bone Marrow Transplantation Successfully

... senior consultant for medical oncology-haematology at the Apollo Hospital, said that high-resolution special blood tests for matching human antigen leukocytes between donor and recipient - called HLA typing - was absent in India. "On that count it was risky to go ahead with a stem cell transplant ...

Now, Store Your Body's Immune System for Future Use Against Deadly Diseases

... been allowed to store white blood cells of people to fight diseases in future by the US Food and Drug Administration. White blood cells or leukocytes are cells of the immune system that defend the body against both infectious disease and foreign materials. The company will reportedly take ...

‘Fingerprints’ to Track Common Infections in Childrn

... for the whole human genome and measures which genes are turned on or off. In this study, researchers analyzed gene expression patterns in leukocytes from 29 children at Children’s known to have one of four common infections: flu (influenza A); staph (Staphylococcus aureus); strep (Streptococcus ...

Study Says - Blocking 'aP2' Protein Prevents Airway Diseases

... a dramatic reduction in airway inflammation in a model of asthma. In addition, the infiltration into the airways of inflammatory molecules such as leukocytes and eosinophils was highly dependent on aP2 function in mice. The data emphasize the importance of lipids in the inflammatory response and contribute ...

Inflammation May Indicate Heart Problems

... said lead author Rachel Wildman, Assistant Professor of epidemiology at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. leukocytes are commonly known as white blood cells. 'Leukocyte count can be assessed using an inexpensive routine test. Our data call for future research ...

Platelets May Be The Source Of Gene Regulations

... IL-1? pre-mRNA was completely unexpected and emerged while the researchers were engaged in earlier studies of how platelets communicate with certain leukocytes (white blood cells). During that investigation the scientists had found evidence of platelets making new proteins, which led them to pursue the ...
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