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Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

...otoxin seems to drive the immune system to produce cytokines that inhibit certain processes in the body that may lead to asthma," said Andy Liu, M.D., a National Jewish childhood asthma specialist and principal author of the article in the issue from 11.6.00 of The Lancet. Because asthma rates are very low in...

Naked DNA Vaccination May Conquer Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis

...ll proinflammatory peptides called proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines. One way these diseases could be co...into fighting itself by neutralizing the excessive cytokines and chemokines it is producing....

Periodontal disease may amass the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

... Immune system cells can release proteins called cytokines that can disrupt production of insulin, the hormone that is key to diabetes, the researchers said. "In the pancreas, the cells responsible for insulin production can be damaged or destroyed by high levels of cytokines," said Dr. Anthony Iacopino from...

Human wasting disease linked to a gene

...ulates the levels of inflammatory molecules called cytokines in the body, without which, the body is flooded with high levels of cytokines, which triggers the muscle wasting. They concluded that there might be a similar effect in humans which may help those at risk of cachexia, by leading to development of new...

Novel Anti-Neutrophilic Effect produced by Salmeterol in mild asthma patients

...ing the genes for interleukin-4 and -5, regulatory cytokines which are particularly relevant to asthma. The numbers of neutrophils in bronchial biopsy samples and the concentrations of myeloperoxidase and soluble E-selectin in serum, each of which reflect neutrophil involvement, was found to be significantly ...

Proof that Vitamin C may be effective in combating colds

...ey found that the levels of certain virus-fighting cytokines was increased in the period immediately after the two weeks and came back to normal after about two weeks. This proved that the effect of vitamin C is short-lived. The researchers also added that contrary to the belief that several grams of vitamin C...

New Help for Head and Neck Cancer

...ns to injections of a combination of mixed natural cytokines called Multikine. Patients also received treatment with zinc sulfate and other substances thought to help boost the immune system. Patients received the Multikine injections for 10 days. Two patients had a complete regression of their cancer, and an...

Dental Health Can Affect Pregnancy

...lled cytokines. The study is the first to link the cytokines to preeclampsia. Researchers of the study feel that such a link need to be probed deeply. They also feel that treatment of such a condition might be checking for oral health and removing periodontitis as a preventive measure to reduce the occurrence ...

Arthritis and the Wnt Factor

...ne. The author also examines whether inflammatory cytokines were produced in primary cartilage and synovial cells from arthritic versus normal joints. While OA cells did not differ from controls, primary RA cells produced TNF-a, IL-1? and IL-6 at levels 2- to 4-fold above controls. Importantly, this effect co...

Toll-like Receptor (Tlr3) Attachment Leads To Lethal Encephalitis

...ine levels showed increased levels of inflammatory cytokines in wild type, compared with Tlr3 mice early in infection. The results indicate that Tlr3 did have a role in WNV entry in to the brain. This was confirmed by comparing the permeability of BBB in wild type and Tlr3 mice following WNV infection or stimu...

Depression Can Worsen Heart Disease

...hen the body is injured or has an infection. These cytokines often cause inflammation in their effort to repair an injured or infected area of the body. In the case of heart failure, this inflammation makes it even more difficult for the heart to pump blood. (Heart failure is a disease in which the heart loses...

The ideal composition of intravenous lipid emulsion

...h depends on pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators, cytokines and lipid mediators being the key mediators. Recently, Robert Grimble, from the Institute of Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK has reviewed the fatty acid profile of modern lipid emulsions, and the scientific consid...

Wound Healing Found To Be Slower In Couples Who Fight Often

.... If these changes in the plasma levels of these cytokines are allowed to persist for a long time, perhaps it could have devastating effects on the individual health status in ways that are not foreseen at the moment. A variety of age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, ...

Bird flu drug avoids blood vessel leakage

...ection to avoid inflammatory cells produced by the cytokines (immune cells) causing an autoimmune destruction of the lungs leading to increased inflammation and leakage in blood vessels leading to death. It is known that the bird flu virus is found to be more destructive against young men due to increased immu...

New drug compound to treat Alzheimer’s diseas

... The researchers found that this compound inhibits cytokines not leading to neurodegenerative diseases in animal models and the researchers are planning to do a clinical trial on human trials which would prove the efficacy of the drug...

Periodontal disease can be predicted by trends in obesity!

... “People who have a higher body mass index produce cytokines (hormone-like proteins), that lead to systemic inf...ronic stimulation and secretion of proinflammatory cytokines associated with periodontal infection also occurs, contributing to insulin resistance, which may fur...

Fat Cells Can Trigger Heart Diseases

...dipocytes tended to release far greater amounts of cytokines that were potentially more harmful and could produce inflammation in response to certain stimuli. The researchers feel that their studies suggests that when the blood supply is reduced, possibly by a blockage in the blood vessel, the fat cells resp...

Enhancing Infants Immune System

...production of "danger signals" – proteins known as cytokines that trigger other immune cells to mount a defense...the cells produced normal, adult levels of two key cytokines – TNF-alpha and IL-12 – and another immune-system stimulant, CD40. "These findings suggest that age...

Well-Planned Surgeries Also Carry Health Risks

...d with an overwhelming release of pro-inflammatory cytokines that are harmful to the host.” The mice die rapidly and these re-programmed macrophages may help explain why children with sickle cell disease are more prone to overwhelming and potentially deadly infections following surgery. “We need more investi...

New Molecular Treatment Identified To Treat Blood Cell Cancers

...livery of radionuclides, cytotoxic agents, toxins, cytokines and nanoparticles to lymphoid cancers which include non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and acute lymphocytic leukemia,’ Lam said. In their paper, Lam and his colleagues report that they have already used LLP2A to successfully image lymphoid tumors in living mi...

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