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New vaccine helps allergy and asthma patients

...rchers studied two groups of patients. One was the immunotherapy group who received the injections the other group was the placebo group which received placebo injection whenever the other group received the vaccine. When compared after the two-year period the difference was startling. While the symptoms came dow...

New vaccine helps allergy and asthma patients

...rchers studied two groups of patients. One was the immunotherapy group who received the injections the other group was the placebo group which received placebo injection whenever the other group received the vaccine. When compared after the two-year period the difference was startling. While the symptoms came do...

A promising treatment for wart removal

... of participants.// The new treatment is a form of immunotherapy - that is, it stimulates the body to fight and des... are painful, tedious and not very successful. The immunotherapy involves injecting skin antigens - molecules which will stimulate the immune system - and represents...

Biomarker for prostate cancer may be separated for treatment

... membrane antigen (PSMA) at a new location for the immunotherapy that is carried by the blood, to reach the biomark...e and curable as well. Using both chemotherapy and immunotherapy together may also benefit those patients in whom the cancer had spread from prostate gland to other ...

Combination Therapy To Avoid Prostate Cancer Recurrence

...tudy indicates there may well be a synergy between immunotherapy with vaccines and hormone deprivation." "Our goal moving forward is to introduce the vaccines into earlier treatment stages," Arlen said. "We have shown that this therapy is safe and well-tolerated. Next we want to keep this population of patients ...

Immunotherapy For Cancer Treatment

...r cells and destroy them and the real challenge in immunotherapy is to generate T cells able to identify cancer cells and kill them and not be deceived into ignoring them as acceptable versions of normal cells." (Source: BBC News.)...

Immune Response Of Human Beings Can Be Re-energized

...he research also provides a plan to improve T cell immunotherapy and therapeutic vaccines. The CD8 T cells of the immune system are subject to exhaustion while combating persistent viral infection, and become less effective over a period of time. Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Emory University ...

Monoclonal Anti-Body To Revolutionize Brain Cancer Treatment

...ngs, it is hoped that human clinical trials of the immunotherapy would be initiated soon. Animal models (mice) were created to represent human models of the malignant disease by Dr. Jin Kim (Galaxy Biotech) and Dr. John Laterra (Kennedy Krieger Institute). A study was then devised to test the effectiveness and s...

Passive Immunotherapy Could Prevent Avian Flu from Affecting Humans

...ly pathogenic avian influenza in humans. Passive immunotherapy uses antibodies from horses. Purified antibodies ...gs in the journal of Respiratory Research. Passive immunotherapy is an alternative strategy used to treat H5N1 infection. The researchers reported two experiments...

Emerging Therapies for Skin Cancer Treatment

...d by the immune system. There are various forms of immunotherapy including cell transfer immunotherapy and topical immunotherapy. Cell transfer immunotherapy is a treatment that uses the body’s natural...

Activated T-Cells Could Help In The Battle Against HIV

...activation by dendritic cells provides a basis for immunotherapy trials of persons with HIV infection,” said Dr. Huang. The trial should be enrolling patients within the year, pending approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The researchers have already completed a similar trial in 18 patients that pro...

Allergy Shots May Soon be a Thing of the Past.

...t over time. The inconvenience and discomfort of immunotherapy often deters allergy sufferers from getting immunotherapy. Patients must get weekly allergy shots for several months, and then monthly ones for several years. Dr. Ronald Dahl of Aarhus University in Denmark proposes that Grazax, a grass allergen ...

A Promising New Vaccination Strategy for Late-Stage Melanoma

... more realistic benchmark of clinical success with immunotherapy is disease stabilization—that is, control of cancer’s growth.” According to Dr. Old, from what scientists currently understand about cancer immunosurveillance and immunoediting, vaccine-related stabilization of cancer would correspond to returning th...

A novel vaccine proves a shot in the arm for colorectal cancer patients

...senior author of the study and professor of cancer immunotherapy at the university. The vaccine works by stimulating the patients' immune response to generate infection-fighting white blood cells called T cells, which in turn produce immune system proteins called cytokines that destroy cancer cells. The antibody ...

Vaccine against grass pollen allergy introduced by ALK-Abell

...e result of years of dedicated research. Since the immunotherapy vaccine is formulated in a tablet form, it is feasible and convenient to patients for treatment at home.Grazax? is to be used as a single dose daily .The company has informed that optimum benefits are achieved if the tablets are taken about 8 weeks ...

Innovative Movies Show Real-Time Immune-Cell Activity within Tumors

...procedure, referred to as adoptive transfer, is an immunotherapy strategy against cancer being tested in a number of human clinical trials. In some of those trials, a patient’s own T cells are removed, tested for their ability to recognize the patient’s cancer cells, activated and expanded greatly in numbers in th...

Impotency Drugs Help to Unmask Cancer Cells

...ld be used in addition to standard chemotherapy or immunotherapy treatments.' The investigators are planning human studies to begin in the next year. Source-Eurekalert MST...

“Erectile Dysfunction” Drugs Heighten Natural Anti-Cancer Activiy

...ld be used in addition to standard chemotherapy or immunotherapy treatments.” The investigators are planning human studies to begin in the next year. Source-ewswise SRM...

Revolutionary Pill Promises Relief for Hay Fever Sufferers

...derivatives of pollen allergens and is based on immunotherapy too. It promises a respite of 3 years from hay fever after being taken. The drawbacks of the injection vaccine could be serious side effects in one out of 500 cases in addition to the disinclination of many to take monthly jabs. In contrast the pi...

Survival of Mice With Human Breast Cancer Extended by Monoclonal Antibodies

...vival advantage," said Rittenhouse-Olson, "JAA-F11 immunotherapy reduced the metastatic tumor burden significantly, reflected by both a dramatic decline in the overall incidence of spontaneous metastasis to the lung -- 88 percent to 47 percent -- and fewer macroscopic metastatic lesions." The research group curr...

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