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Biologics valuable treatment option for patients with inflammatory bowel disease

...xamined 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 about the trea...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...imal SARS viruses in experiments on mice. "This antibody neutralizes all strains of SARS we tested and is likely to neutralize all strains of the virus with known sequences. There are no other reports for such antibodies available," said lead researcher Dr. Dimiter S. Dimitrov. The discovery of two effec...

New Clues About Multiple Sclerosis

...ericans to 132 Caucasians with MS. The study found antibody levels in the cerebrospinal fluid of African Americans with MS were 29 percent higher than levels found in affected Caucasians. The findings show that ethnic differences in MS extend to the immune response system, which plays a central role in MS, ...

Combination of Tratuzumab and Chemotherapy Yields Better Results for Breast Cancer

... has confirmed that combination treatment with the antibody trastuzumab and chemotherapy improves survival in...response to treatment. Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that directly targets part of the HER2 tyrosine kinase receptor. The results showed that combining...

Study Confirms Benefits of Chemo, Trastuzumab Combo to Battle Breast Cancer

...med that a combination therapy of chemotherapy and antibody trastuzumab chemotherapy improves survival in wom...ponse to treatment. Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that directly targets part of the HER2 tyrosine kinase receptor. The results showed that combining...

Roches Arthritis Drug Successful in III Stage Trail

...ogic Actemra (tocilizumab), a humanized monoclonal antibody works by a different mechanism than today's rheumatoid arthritis treatments. Actema is the first biologic to inhibit the interleukin-6, or Il-6, receptor. IL-6 is considered an important mediator of the acute inflammatory response. Sufferers of rheu...

A New Monoclonal Antibody Kills Cancer Cells

...nd mouse liver cancer cell lines with a monoclonal antibody targeted against PDGFR alpha. It resulted in a sig...ses in proliferation in response to the monoclonal antibody and there was a 4- to 18-fold increase in programmed cell death, or apoptosis, among the cancer cell...

Monoclonal Antibody Induces Death in Liver Cancer Cells

...icine have found that a newly available monoclonal antibody has the potential to induce death in liver cancer ...active in other types of cells. So this monoclonal antibody is a highly targeted treatment for this disease," he added....

Researchers Find New Target for Anti-cancer Drugs

...hnology company has already developed a monoclonal antibody specific to IL-6 which could be used to neutralize... A phase II trial is underway testing a monoclonal antibody against IL-6 for patients with multiple myeloma, a cancer that depends on IL-6 but is not known to h...

Vietnam Plans Human Trial of Bird Flu Vaccine

...o look for early evidence of safety and test their antibody response. US experts would provide technical assistance, said US Health Attache Michael Iademarco, adding Washington had granted one million dollars to Vabiotech, a company spun off from the institute. The Vietnam trial is one of several efforts wo...

Novel Method to Inhibit Prostate Cancer

...ere had been no clinical data indicating that this antibody would provide any relief for prostate cancer patients. Goldstein, a student of Prof. Simon Benita, was able to show that attaching trastuzumab molecules to the surface of oil droplets in nanoemulsions made possible the targeting of such droplets to...

Vaccines That Kick Drug Habits, Minimize Withdrawal Symptoms Developed

...ilar results as TA-CD. While both vaccines spur antibody production, each has a unique protein composition that help the body target the different drugs. Researchers insisted that while the vaccines have shown to help overcome drug addictions, they do not necessarily curb relapse. This is not a stand-a...

New Vaccine for CMV Infection

...irus that prompts the bodys B-cells to generate an antibody response. The vaccine contains the DNA of two es...oost from an inactivated virus, which generates an antibody response. Neither approach alone would give complete protection.In mice, the vaccine not only fought...

Human Vaccine for Herpes Virus on the Anvil

...irus that prompts the bodys B-cells to generate an antibody response. The vaccine contains the DNA of two e...oost from an inactivated virus, which generates an antibody response. Neither approach alone would give complete protection. In mice, the vaccine not only fou...

Chronic Metamphetamine Abuse is Related to Cardiovascular Disease

... Methamphetamine-AGE proteins not only increased antibody production, the study said, but were strong enough to overcome the drugs natural immunosuppressive qualities. In addition, a wide range of cytokines directly linked to AGE exposure were increased in rats that self-administered methamphetamine. The...

Chilean President's Cousin Successfully Tests Allergy 'Knockout' Technique on Mice

...gue Ariel Munitz have designed a small, synthetic, antibody fragment that has the unusual ability of recognizi...0a and a mast cell-specific marker. This makes the antibody targets CD300a only on the surface of mast cells, avoiding suppression of other immune cells. Dur...

Research Finds No Link Found Between Autism and Celiac Disease

...offered to children who tested positive for either antibody to confirm the diagnosis. Each group contained 18 boys and 16 girls between the ages of four and 16. The study found autistic children were no more likely than children without autism to develop celiac disease. Anti-gliadin antibodies were found in...

DBT And IAVI Forge Partnership To Develop Next Generation Vaccine Candidates

... recognized scientists working on the neutralizing antibody challenge. Researchers believe an ideal AIDS vaccine must evoke an antibody response that can block HIV from entering healthy cells, as well as reduce the amount of viral disse...

New Virus Test Technology Experimented

...t from traditional methods that rely on antigen or antibody test, the new technology is based on genetic subst...it takes days or even months for a body to produce antibody after infection, traditional methods couldn't test out a disease during this period, while the new t...

Recent Research Holds Wealth of Promise to Bone Marrow Patients

...t such tendencies. Researchers have produced an antibody created from immunized mouse cells that effectivel..., severe abdominal pain, and liver failure. This antibody developed by researchers will enable a warning to doctors when dendritic cells just about begin thei...

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