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Researchers Discover How Cancer Evades the Immune System

...f mice. Dr. Epstein says that all cases showed a suppression of CD83 and CD28, two genes that affect activation of immune cells, and over-production of B7-H4, a gene whose protein product inhibits immune activation. The human colorectal cancers, however, showed variations in their immune signatures, which re...

Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

...queen and the non-breeders are translated into the suppression of certain fertility hormones (luteinizing and fol...both animals and humans, said Dr Faulkes. Social suppression of reproduction in marmoset monkeys is very similar to that in naked mole-rats, and as these are pri...

New Drugs Show Promise in Fighting Drug-Resistant HIV

...bination with TMC114 achieved superior virological suppression than those who received TMC114 alone. The results from the phase III clinical trial will be submitted to regulatory authorities, which must grant their approval before the new drug can be publicly available. For the DUET trial, Kaiser Permanente en...

Australian Research Reveals AIDS, Cancer Link

...HIV/AIDS and kidney transplant patients. "Immune suppression is really the only thing they share," he told AFP. "What we found is that the extent of cancer occurrences in these two populations was very similar. Both had increased rates in a wide variety of cancers." The research analysed the results of 12 ...

A New Therapy to Protect Cancer Patients Against Infertility

...GnHR analogues were already used for the temporary suppression of ovulation in infertility treatment, so reasoned that it would be possible to use it to shut down the ovaries temporarily during the time that chemotherapy was administered, and hence protect them from the effect of the drugs. The women were give...

Role of MicroRNA in Cancer Suppression Identified

...etter understand their important role in the tumor suppression mechanism."...

Research Reveals Anatomy of Suppressed Memories: Study

... study released Thursday. The concept of memory suppression has been a controversial one among psychologists f...ional expression. "These results indicate memory suppression does occur, and, at least in nonpsychiatric populations, is under the control of the prefrontal cort...

Research into Suppressed Memories Could Help Treatment for Depression

...a study released Thursday. The concept of memory suppression has been a controversial one among psychologists f...ional expression. "These results indicate memory suppression does occur, and, at least in nonpsychiatric populations, is under the control of the prefrontal cort...

Alcohol Consumption may Help to Protect Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

...to RA. Several previous studies have indicated a suppression of the immune system by alcohol and a recent study showed that it prevented development of destructive arthritis. However, until now, epidemiological investigations on the effects of alcohol on RA were scarce and inconsistent. These data now show not...

Chilean President's Cousin Successfully Tests Allergy 'Knockout' Technique on Mice

...eting it could result in undesired, overall immune suppression with serious consequences. With a view to overc...CD300a only on the surface of mast cells, avoiding suppression of other immune cells. During the study, this antibody potently eliminated four different types o...

Experts Critical of a New OTC Product to Treat Psoriasis

...ised blood pressure, fluid retention, diabetes and suppression of the adrenal gland. A 2003 study conducted by Feldman and colleagues suggests that the zinc in Skin-Cap deserved none of the credit for the product's healing powers. Twenty-four psoriasis patients were treated with either clobetasol alone or the ...

Should Menstrual Suppression Be a Lifestyle Choice?

Menstrual suppression has been recommended for medical conditions such a...ation or find it inconvenient. But is menstrual suppression safe and is it a reasonable lifestyle choice, asks Paula Derry, a Health Psychologist in this weeks ...

Targeting Sugar on Blood Vessels may Inhibit Cancer Growth

...uster said. "Altering this binding would allow for suppression of a broader array of the tumor fuels for angiogenesis, without a major effect on normal vascular function." The researchers hope to develop novel therapies by inhibiting endothelial heparan sulfate in the tumor environment. An example would be dev...

New Pill to Suppress Menstrual Bleeding Indefinitely

...tish Medical Journal two weeks ago that "menstrual suppression itself is unnatural," and that there's not enough data to determine if it is safe long-term. Sheldon J. Segal, a scientist at the non-profit research group Population Council, wrote back that a British study found no harm in taking pills with much ...

Forgetfulness Actually Helps Your Brain Stay Healthy

... test a second and third time, they noted that the suppression activity lessened in the brain, indicating the memory adjustment had been made. The study is published in the journal Nature Neuroscience....

Rejection in Lung Transplants Due to Elevated Pepsin Level

...aluated for GER, nearly all were treated with acid suppression medications, which is standard therapy after lung transplantation. Despite those medications, known as proton pump inhibitors, the researchers found evidence of gastric aspiration. It is important to recognize that proton pump inhibitors do not pre...

Should Menstrual Suppression Be a Lifestyle Choice?

Menstrual suppression has been recommended for medical conditions such a...ation or find it inconvenient. But is menstrual suppression safe and is it a reasonable lifestyle choice, asks Paula Derry, a Health Psychologist in this week’s...

Resistance to Anti-HIV Drugs in Uganda Developed Due to Drug Supply Problems

...f the patients had near perfect adherence and full suppression of the virus— but about supply interruptions that ...ffective at suppressing the virus, with full viral suppression in over 80 percent of people on treatment for 6 months. Resistance developed in people during treatm...

Deficiency in Vitamin D Increases the Risk of Cancer

...l and other vitamin D analogues have a role in the suppression of established cancer, questions remain about optimal dose, schedule and formulation of calcitriol compound. Further investigation of vitamin D in both cancer prevention and therapy is clearly indicated. Founded in 1907, the American Association fo...

Is There Any Clinical Benefit to Staying on a Failing Regimen?

... suggests that each individual’s history of immune suppression can affect the accumulation of drug resistance mutations. Source-Generef.com...

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