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Asthma may actually be prevented by Dust and Dirt

...a by-product. "Endotoxin 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 ...

NEW ROBOTIC SURGERY ARM APPROVED BY FDA

...better control of surgical tools. The new robotic system is intended to be used in an operating room in lap...dvisory Committee. Results showed that the robotic system was comparable to standard laparoscopic surgery in safety and effectiveness. Because of the expected...

Naked DNA Vaccination May Conquer Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis

...nt administration. Additionally, the body's immune system eventually recognizes the antibodies as foreign an... peptides into the body. When the patient's immune system sees these genes as outside invaders, it produces its own neutralizing antibodies capable of restrai...

New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered

...dicine. UCLA researchers plan to test the tracking system in prostate cancer patients within a year, and are...herapy studies for cancer patients. The tracking system consists of "reporter" genes that can be attached to any gene therapy and used to monitor the therap...

Kissing can cause Kaposi’s Sarcoma in AID

...se defenses but attacks those with weakened immune system as in AIDS. The virus known as herpes virus 8 was discovered six years ago. Almost 30% to 50% of HIV-infected people who catch herpes virus 8 will eventually get Kaposi’s sarcoma. The study found that those who involved in “Deep kissing” i.e. open-...

Spirulina may be the next immune boost on the block

...reases the cytokine production in cultured immune system cells. To evaluate the effects of spirulina on the immune system, immunologists at UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center collected blood samples from 12 healthy volunteers and incubated the samples with dilutions of spirulina made from 429 m...

Stress reduces your immunity- startling but true!!!!!

...ld people and in very young individuals the immune system is not ideally prepared to take on the disease causing organisms in full force. Added to this if the person is under stress the condition gets worse, with the person becoming more susceptible to even very common infections. So for those real health ...

New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug

... All vaccines are designed to encourage the immune system to fight disease, but in the case of cancer, patie...ese vaccines are then used to stimulate the immune system to find and destroy any cancer cells that may be remaining, with the ultimate goal of extending life...

Man against HIV – new vaccine ready for human trials

... the body rather than trying to bolster the immune system against the virus as many vaccines try to do. TAT protein is an important protein in the virus, which is a key building block of the dreaded virus. By blocking the TAT protein the scientists hope to stop the growth of the virus inside the human bod...

Lure of the home turf brings back NRI doctors

...e a part of a new and exciting healthcare delivery system andgive back to one's own country is also a huge motivator for Dr Singh, whoaccepted almost a 40 per cent pay cut to do this. Dr Joshi, also driven by the need to give back to the country and to give histwo children a firsthand feel of their roots, s...

Hemopurifier may revolutionise AIDS treatment

...method is based on kidney dialysis.In essence, the system filters out AIDS virus in much the same way a water filtration system removes lead and other impurities from drinking water. In the Hemopurifier case, Tullis removed HIV ...

Special proteins to fight TB identified

...e body in stressful situations may help the immune system kill the TB bacteria, researchers in the UK report...lls survive stressful times and bolster the immune system of the body. In the study Dr. Graham R. Stewart, of Imperial College of Science Technology and Medi...

Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of ‘Huntingtons’ Disase

...ons disease is an inherited disease of the nervous system due to the progressive gradual deterioration of the same, initially causing symptoms such as involuntary movements and balance problems and later on leading to declination of functions of speech as well. All these days, until now, it was thought tha...

Unravelling the secrets of ‘Huntingtin’ Protein - towards the treatment of Huntingtins’ Disese

...ons disease is an inherited disease of the nervous system due to the progressive gradual deterioration of the same, initially causing symptoms such as involuntary movements and balance problems and later on leading to declination of functions of speech as well. All these days, until now, it was thought tha...

WORM! WORM! all the way

...aning of the environment prevents the human immune system from interacting with worms, bacteria and other pathogens necessary for it to develop properly...Yes! Doctors at the University of Iowa are testing whether a treatment regimen of worms may help patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. T...

Cats to protect children from asthma

...ho kept cats as pets had developed a better immune system against asthma. This finding was originally thoug...from developing properly. As a result, the immune system gets out of balance and the other branch, mediated by "Th2" cells over reacts causing runny nose, sn...

Hostility can hurt your heart

...d that high-hostile men have a sympathetic nervous system that is always turned on, resulting in higher levels of homocysteine in the blood....

Prevention is better than cure

... rest and exercise); and maintain a social support system - seeing friends, relatives and others on a regular basis....

B Vitamin protects and lowers toxicity of Arthritis Drug

...0s, especially women.The illness causes the immune system to attack the joints, which can cause pain, inflammation and joint destruction. Methotrexate is the standard drug used to treat the condition, but one third of the patients discontinue treatment early due to toxicity.// Patients taking Met...

Vaccination reminder for anyone over 65..

...mococcus vaccination.As you get older, your immune system may weaken, making you more prone to infection. That's why it may be wise to take a 'flu jab. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in the US also urge people over 65 to have a pneumococcal vaccination.// The jab protects you from pneumonia, meningitis, and v...

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