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Advanced therapy offers cure for relapsed cancer patient

...m cell transplant is given to replenish the body’s immune system through a process similar to a blood transfusion. Three to four weeks later the entire process is repeated. “The message for patients is that through research, diligence and new technologies there is hope,” said Dr. Einhorn, professor of medi...

Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...ic changes that enable tumours to evade the body's immune system. The findings, demonstrated in human bre... you know the mechanism by which tumours evade the immune system, you can match that tumour to available therapies," said senior author Dr. Alan L. Epstein, P...

Structure of TB Enzyme Points the Way to New Drugs: Study

...void being hunted down and destroyed by the body's immune system sentinels as most other pathogens are. The protein apparently interferes with the functioning of the cells called macrophages that typically engulf and digest pathogens. Instead of absorbing and destroying the TB bacteria, the macrophages be...

Rosehips may Be an Effective Alternative for Rheumatoid Arthritis

...millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the immune system attacks the joints, causing swelling and da...est "smart" drugs targeting different parts of the immune system, are now becoming available, but are so costly it is questionable how many patients will rece...

Lost Sleep can Never Be Compensated for

... cognitive performance, as well as cardiovascular, immune and endocrine functions. Sleep-restricted people also reported not feeling sleepy, even though their performance on tasks declined. Even though animals and humans may be able to adapt their sleep system to deal with repeated sleep restriction condi...

Skin Rashes Signifies Longer Survival in Cancer Patients

...rash, but it could be due to the strength of their immune system, and that is why they survived longer," Wacker said. In the second clinical trial (known as PA.3) that tested Tarceva and the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine against a placebo drug and gemcitabine in 521 patients with advanced pancreatic cance...

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

Canadian researchers have found that cells of the immune system can circulate throughout the body and attac...earchers are now working to accelerate the ongoing immune system research through a new Cancer Immunotherapy Program, being launched with 3.5 million dollars ...

Stem Cells from Human Fat Tissue to Hunt for and Kill Cancerous Tumours

... then 5-FC in nude mice, animals with an inhibited immune system, engrafted with human colon cancer. The study found that tumour growth was inhibited by up to 68.5 percent in the animals, and none of the mice exhibited any signs of toxic side effects. "The procedure was quite effective even though we ap...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...t to show evidence of vaccines spurring a patients immune system to shrink tumors -- yet patients who recei...hat trials do not show the vaccines can induce the immune system into shrinking tumors, said Jeffrey Schlom, Ph.D., chief of the Laboratory of Tumor Immunolog...

Gene Variation Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer

...rigger an overzealous inflammatory response by the immune system, leading to lung cancer. The variants, or p...A and interleukin 1B, two signaling molecules that immune system cells secrete in response to infection or tissue damage. Our findings help explain how heav...

Variation in Genes Related to Inflammation Increase Lung Cancer Risk

...c damage and cancer. Inflammation is part of the immune systems arsenal to combat the effects of infection and cell damage. However, prolonged or intense inflammation could lead to conditions within the lung environment that foster cancer, Engels said. The findings of the study were published in the Jul...

Anchoring Lives Aboard Warship: Nimitz

...roximity can be colony for bacteria. Crew members' immune systems can be weakened due to change in diet, heat, and stress. If this occurs, a "normal infection" can get out of control and require antibiotics. If you see a red bump on your skin that begins to leak pus and does not go away over several days or...

Major Gene Link Seen to Childhood Asthma

...s yeast. It may be a relic of some ancient human immune system, although its precise function -- and the role it appears to play in asthma -- remain unclear, said co-author William Cookson. Asthma is an inflammation of the bronchial airways that causes the airways to constrict, causing shortness of brea...

Great Lakes Fish in Canada Heavily Polluted

...als include damage to the nervous, respiratory and immune system, as well as cancer. While there have been reductions in contaminants in parts of the Great Lakes, severe problems remain, particularly for fish caught in Lake Ontario, where there has been a marked rise in the number of advisories recommendi...

Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

... a proxy for exposure to endotoxin, known to be an immune stimulant marginally associated with asthmatic symptoms, which is found in higher concentrations in cat owners homes....

New Clues About Multiple Sclerosis

...n Caucasians ,this is due to differences in their immune systems, according to a study published in the Ju...s show that ethnic differences in MS extend to the immune response system, which plays a central role in MS, said study author John R. Rinker, MD, with the Wa...

Australian Research Reveals AIDS, Cancer Link

...edical journal, suggests a link between a depleted immune system and 20 different types of cancer and could ...ction. "We believe that the finding points to an immune deficiency and not those other risk factors," he said. The results could change way HIV/AIDS patie...

Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

... such as anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, immune system suppressors and antibiotics. Biologic agents selectively target key inflammatory processes involved in the development of a disease in this case infliximab blocks the bodys inflammation response. Its side-effects can include upper respirato...

New Blood Vessels can Be Created from Bone Marrow Stem Cells: Study

... several cell types and which would not trigger an immune reaction when transplanted into another individual. "If true, this means that you may be able to develop a universal cell source for smooth muscle cells, so that you could potentially make these vessels into an 'off-the-shelf' product, available to...

The Hospital Superbugs

...ays of incapacitating the bacteria and leaving the immune system to deal with the infection. This will reduce the selection pressure for antibiotic resistance that arises from the use of traditional antibiotics. Professor Richard James, Director of CHAI said: We intend to apply for 5m over the next five ...

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