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Cat Exposure Increases Bronchial Responsiveness

...four of the individuals included in the ECRHS were sensitized to at least one of the allergens tested, indicating that avoidance of cat exposure would be beneficial to a much wider population than previously expected. Furthermore, cat allergen levels were ubiquitous in cat-owning communities, and their results ...

New Cancer Therapy in Clinical Trial

... c-Myc in TRAIL-resistant human colon cancer cells sensitized the cells to TRAIL, even when the cells had intrinsic apoptotic defects. The researchers observed that TRAIL induced expression of two potent antiapoptotic molecules, Mcl-1 and cIAP2, and that c-Myc repressed both molecules. The researchers also di...

New Genetic Studies Carried Out in Cancer Therapy

...ression of a ceramide transport protein, COL4A3BP, sensitized cancer cells to multiple cytotoxic agents. Further, expression of COL4A3BP was increased in drug-resistant tumor cells and in a small cohort of ovarian cancers following paclitaxel treatment. The researchers suggest that paclitaxel-induced prolonge...

Trauma Exposure can Affect Brain Function Several Years After Event

...se proximity to a traumatic event - September 11 - sensitized parts of the brain to emotional stimuli 41 and 48 months after the terrorist attacks. Eleven of the participants were within 1.5 miles of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 and the other 11 participants lived at least 200 miles away [contro...

Research Improves Kidney Transplant Chances for Sensitized Patients

...t playing field and give new hope to these "highly sensitized patients." The Emory Algorithm, as this new method...lines, allows a transplant center to predict which sensitized patients on the list will be compatible with any given donor. A five-year Emory study, published in ...

Anti-rejection Therapy a Boon for Patients With "anti-donor" Antibody Levels

...G) as a way to reduce organ rejection among highly sensitized individuals. After undergoing years of experiments...help fend off infections. For most of their highly sensitized patients today, IVIG therapy is combined with a new drug, Rituxan?, which brings treatment time down...

Therapy Modulates Highly Sensitized Immune System to Let Mother Give Kidney to Daughter

...G) as a way to reduce organ rejection among highly sensitized individuals. After undergoing years of experiments...help fend off infections. For most of their highly sensitized patients today, IVIG therapy is combined with a new drug, Rituxan?, which brings treatment time down...

Tidbits on Tarantula bites and fiery Pepper sensations!

...arch //it was established that the same nerves are sensitized when tarantula venom is introduced to mice as hot chili peppers when fed to them. This experiment throws interestingly proves that the defensive mechanism of some animals and plants are quite similar in warding off a predator by triggering pain. T...

Allergy Sufferers Pass on Allergies to their Children

...ic” parents, defined as those with allergies, were sensitized to one or more airborne or food allergens. Eighteen percent were positive to one or more airborne allergens, and 13.7 percent were positive only to an airborne allergen. According to UC epidemiologist Grace LeMasters, PhD, principal investigator fo...

Chikungunya Disease Hits Maharashtra

...aunch an awareness program so that people could be sensitized by this new disease and take necessary steps to prevent and protect themselves against the disease. It is characterized by high fever, severe rashes, body ache, loss of appetite, joint pains and nausea. The symptoms may last for a week or extend to f...

Prostate Cancer Risk Linked To Early Estrogen Exposure

... in old age. Most remarkably, early BPA exposure sensitized the prostate to precancerous lesions brought on by exposure of the adult animal to elevated estradiol, said Prins, professor of urology at UIC and senior author of the study. "This is highly relevant to people, because relative estradiol levels incre...

Ambiguous Efficacy Of Opioid Drugs In Chronic Inflammatory Joint Pain Relief

...receptors, known as u-opioids, appear to be highly sensitized to endomorphins, selectively drawing the natural analgesic to their target spots throughout the peripheral tissue of joints. Recently a study, published in the October issue of Arthritis and Rheumatism, was conducted to determine whether peripheral ...

Umbilical Cord Blood Could Predict Childhood Allergies

...ts show by age 4, one-fifth of the children became sensitized to allergens, and by age 10, more than a quarter of the children developed allergies. Children who had higher rates of allergy and asthma also had high antibodies to allergens in their umbilical cord blood at birth. Thus researchers conclude saying ...

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