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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...e conference examined the literature on monoclonal antibodies or antibody fragments currently approved by the FDA or likely to be approved in the near future. The participants of the Consensus Development Conference, medical experts in IBD convened by the AGA Institute, sought to answer a series of questions ab...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...cientists have for the first time identified human antibodies that can neutralise different strains of the virus... laboratory verified the efficacy of the anti-SARS antibodies in animal models. "What we need to prove for any vaccine, therapeutic, antibody, or drug is that ...

Maxygen Initiates Phase IIa Clinical Trial of MAXY-G34 in Breast Cancer Patients

...se-limiting toxicities. No binding or neutralizing antibodies were found at any dose level, with dose levels ranging from 10 - 150 micrograms per kilogram....

New Clues About Multiple Sclerosis

...y. For the study, researchers compared levels of antibodies in the cerebrospinal fluid of 66 African Americans...casians. However, Rinker says the higher values of antibodies in African Americans did not predict an earlier need for help walking. Media Contacts:Angela Babb,...

New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

...patible material. These in turn can be coated with antibodies that attach to chemicals found only in cancerous cells. When injected into the body, thousands of the particles fix to cancer cells, turning them into miniature magnets. The cells can then be drawn towards magnets encased in the tip of a biopsy needl...

Curry Ingredient Kills Plaque Leading to Alzheimer's

...e system, which is present at birth rather than on antibodies produced by B cells, which is a later developed part of the active immune system....

Bird Flu Antibodies Found in Migrant Birds in Siberia

Scientists have discovered bird flu antibodies in migrant birds in five Siberian regions, a spoke... to contain genetic material of the A-H5 virus and antibodies in their blood serum," he said. The spokesman said the presence of antibodies meant that either t...

Alcohol Consumption may Help to Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

...all cases were classified by presence of anti-CCP2 antibodies (anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies) to identify RA subtypes. Researchers calculated gender-specific odds ratios for anti-CCP positive RA with 95% confidence intervals for subjects with different consumptions of alcohol, smoking and HLA-D...

Memory T Cells Protect the Body from Viruses

...se. While scientists have long known the role of antibodies in protection, whether memory cells, known as CD8 T cells, could prevent viral diseases has been debated. The new work by Fox Chase virologist Luis J. Sigal, D.V.M., Ph.D., and his Fox Chase colleagues in the virology and pathology programs, provides...

Etanercept Reduces Psoriasis

...ent. A total of 18.3 percent of patients developed antibodies to etanercept during the study, but these antibodies did not appear to cause adverse events or reduce the drugs effectiveness. 'In conclusion, this stu...

Body's Defence Mechanism Against Viral Disease Discovered

...e study, Dr. Luis J. Sigal, says while the role of antibodies in protection has been known for a long time, the ability of memory cells (CD8T) in preventing viral diseases has been debated. He claims that his team's work provides the basis whereby memory T cells prevent viral diseases. The body becomes "immun...

New Tumor Markers for Pancreatic Cancer

...ew anti-cancer treatments. Finally, we generated antibodies that detect the proteins coded by some of the messages. Using a microscope and colour-labelled antibodies, we managed to dye PC cells and to distinguish them from cells of a healthy pancreas or a pancreas with chronic pancreatitis. These results indi...

Doctors Warn of Deficiencies in Antenatal HIV Testing

...at women who seroconvert during pregnancy (develop antibodies in their blood as a result of infection) are at a greater risk of transmitting HIV to their babies as the mothers viral load is at its highest at this stage. Alternatively, they explain, both patients may have been tested during the serological win...

Vaccines That Kick Drug Habits, Minimize Withdrawal Symptoms Developed

...aid. The vaccines stimulated the body to produce antibodies which then attack the drug while it is in the blood stream. This prevented the drug from reaching the brain and creating the reactions that contributed to dependency. The methamphetamine vaccine was found to give similar results as TA-CD. While ...

Researchers Link Bacteria Destroying Proteins to Alzheimer's Treatment

...s disease at this time. The discoveries made using antibodies are so encouraging that results of ongoing vaccine...d his colleagues provide new details about how the antibodies attack these clumps inside the nerve cells. The study was selected as a "Paper of the Week" by the j...

Ancient Ancestors Might Have Had a Clue to HIV

...ing an effective treatment for AIDS. Studying the antibodies in chimpanzee faeces have suggested that the virus jumped into humans from a Cameroonian population of chimps early in the last century. A separate group of chimps in Cameroon has infected a handful of locals with a nonpandemic version of HIV. Waste ...

Chronic Metamphetamine Abuse is Related to Cardiovascular Disease

...ethamphetamine intake and the level of circulating antibodies in animal models. This immune response, coupled with antibodies binding to methamphetamine, might make the drug less biologically available leading to an increased ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Initiates Patient Enrollment In New Cotara(R) Brain Cancer Trial

...rmaceutical company developing targeted monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and hepatitis C virus infection, today announced initiation of a new clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its tumor necrosis therapy (TNT) agent Cotara(R) in patients with glioblastoma multiforme...

New Drug Could Keep High Blood Pressure Under Control for Several Months

...ng. Four months after the shot, only half of the antibodies were left, so people may need a top-up every six months, Bachmann added....

First Bacterial Genome Transplantation Changing One Species to Another

...or by the M. mycoides LC chromosome. Two sets of antibodies that bound specifically to cell surface proteins from each cell were reacted with transplant cells, to demonstrate that the membrane proteins switch to those dictated by the transplanted chromosome not the recipient cell chromosome. The new, transfor...

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