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Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...e designed to rile the patients immune system into attacking tumor cells. In their review Schlom and his colleagues looked at two cell-based vaccines, Sipuleucel-T (Provenge) and GVAX, as well as three trials using an engineered pox-virus vector. While this review article focuses on prostate cancer vaccines,...

New Cancer Therapy in Clinical Trial

...b/Nexavar, thus providing an exciting approach for attacking cancers that harbor defective intrinsic apoptotic machinery, explains Dr. El-Deiry....

Researchers Develop First Mouse Model of Lung Transplantation

...hat suppress the immune system and prevent it from attacking the new lung. This leaves them vulnerable to upper respiratory infections, which can quickly develop into pneumonia. Kreisel and others suspect that these illnesses alter the immune response and increase inflammation, which eventually lead to chro...

Tony Abbott Confident Of Australias Vote For Performance Not Promise

...e more on his portfolio rather than worrying about attacking us", she added. Ms Roxon claims that Labor will release further detail on health policies closer to the election....

AIDS Vaccine Still a Long Way Off

...g the immune system's disease-killing T cells into attacking the virus more aggressively.In this week's New England Journal of Medicine Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses prospects for an AIDS vaccine. He says while the ultimate goal is prevention, ...

Study Refutes Theory on HIV's Effect on White Blood Cells

...epletes the bodys capability to fight infection by attacking T helper cells, a class of white blood cells that co-ordinate the immune defences. Scientists have for long been puzzled as to why this process of depletion of is so slow, often taking a decade or more. According to the "runaway" hypothesis, T ce...

Sugar Supplement may Harbour Cure for Immune Diseases

... sclerosis (MS) and type 1 diabetes, and stop them attacking the body's tissues. Lead researcher Michael Demetriou says that their finding is based on a study of N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc)a compound similar to glucosamine, a dietary supplement taken by people with osteoarthritis that is known to have some ...

Catholics Should Halt Amnesty Support Over Abortion Issue: Vatican

...ernationally-recognised right to abortion," before attacking "the pro-abortion pressure groups which continue their propaganda in the framework of what (the late pope) John Paul II called 'the culture of death'. "It is extremely worrying that an organisation as worthy as Amnesty International bends to the pres...

Stents Do Little to Prevent Heart Attacks

... "What happens when you put a stent in is you're attacking one narrowing in the artery, but it's not the narrowing that's going to cause the next heart attack," he explained. "It's the plaque developing everywhere else that's going to cause the next heart attack and that's what the medicines treat." "From ...

Real Life Jekyll and Hyde

...hen moved to a different room to avoid her husband attacking her. Mrs. Rogers says: 'He becomes like this other person. He is aggressive and his language is awful. He is just not the man I know. In his dreams, he gets very physical and starts punching the walls.' Another side effect of the sleep disorde...

Wake Up to Sleeping Sickness Issue, Say Scientists

...disease — has resulted in [the flies] multiplying, attacking larger areas and infecting hundreds of thousands of Africans,' said Dawson Mbulamberi from the Ugandan Health Ministry. Mbulamberi and Fred Kansiime, from the Ministry of Agriculture's Coordinating Office for Control of Trypanosomiasis, said that o...

370,000 AIDS Cases in Russia

...jor problem is indifferent publicity, cantering on attacking free sex as an immoral act, rather than a focus on protection. Specialist Mijail Rukavishnikov said a vigorous anti-AIDS campaign could not take off because of the absence of a well-coordinated programme. Source-IANS...

Stem Cells Passed From Mother to Child Live On and Make Insulin

...le, found no evidence that the mother's cells were attacking the child's insulin cells and no evidence that the maternal cells were targets of an immune response from the child's immune system. Instead, the researchers found a small number of female islet beta cells in male pancreatic tissue (procured from ...

Stem Cell Marker Identified in Head and Neck Cancer

...cer treatments sometimes fail because they are not attacking the cancer stem cells. By identifying the stem cells, researchers can then develop drugs to target and kill these cells. 'Our treatment results for head and neck cancer are not as good as we’d like them to be. A lot of people still die of head and ...

Humble Cold to Combat Cancer

...py at Oxford University, has been studying ways of attacking cancer cells with viruses. While the technique, called virotherapy, is not new, it has always proved difficult to get viruses to attack tumors, which have spread, or in essence cancer cells, which have broken away for the tumor, entered the blood st...

Why Immune System Doesn't Attack Small Intestine?

...l agents such as bacteria, teach T cells to resist attacking healthy intestinal cells." In the new study, Turley and her colleagues found that, in fact, dendritic cells aren't essential in creating tolerance in T cells. Instead, and unexpectedly, tolerance is produced by stromal cells from nearby lymph nodes...

Eating Spicy Food Daily Could Kill Cancer Cells

...pounds that Capsaicin belongs to, has the power of attacking the mitochondria without causing any damage to the surrounding cells. According to Bates, laboratory trials of capsaicin yielded a very promising result on human lung cancer cell and pancreatic cancer cells. JYT...

Tuberculosis: The Bacillus Takes Refuge in Adipose Cells

...in the lungs may develop some form of tuberculosis attacking the lungs, bones or genitals. It also suggests that isoniazid treatment, prescribed to the close friends and family of patients as a preventative measure, may in some cases not provide sufficient protection against the disease. This is particularly i...

Increase Vitamin D In Blood, Decrease Risk For Multiple Sclerosis

...S is thought to be an autoimmune disease caused by attacking of the myelin sheath (the covering found on the nerves) by specialized T helper 1 cells. Previous researches have shown that vitamin D supplements can prevent or slow down the progress of a disease similar to MS in mice. The study compared the le...

Researchers Develop Basis For Experimental Melanoma Treatment

...bodies in mice to determine their effectiveness in attacking melanoma tumors. Initially, the mice had melanoma tumors ranging from 0.6 to 1.0 centimeters (cm) in diameter. After receiving a single dose of the radiolabeled antibodies, tumor growth was completely inhibited and near total tumor regression occurre...

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