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Estrogen linked to lowered immunity in fish

Exposure to estrogen reduces production of immune-related proteins in fish. This suggests that certain compounds, known as endocrine disruptors, may make fish more susceptible to disease. The research may provide new clues for why intersex fish, fish kills and fish lesions often occur together...

Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu

CDC says the strain is related to flu variant that circulated before 1957 WEDNESDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Some older people may have partial immunity to the new H1N1 swine flu virus because of possible exposure to another H1N1 flu strain circulating prior to 1957, a U.S. infectio...

Ericom's Remote Access and Business Continuity Solution Increases Immunity to Productivity Losses -- Combats Swine Flu Scare

PowerTerm WebConnect primed for enabling mobility to those needing to work from home or on the road CLOSTER, N.J., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ericom Software, a global leader in Application Access and Virtualization solutions announces that its flagship remote access solution, PowerTerm WebConn...

Researchers design unique method to induce immunity to certain STDs

Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial agent of sexually transmitted disease, accounting for more than a million reported infections in the United States each year. Researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCL...

Researchers discover strategy for predicting the immunity of vaccines

In the first study of its kind, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, have developed a multidisciplinary approach involving immunology, genomics and bioinformatics to predict the immunity of a vaccine without exposing individuals to ...

New Report Shows How Drug Industry Immunity Would Endanger Women

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by the national consumer rights group Center for Justice & Democracy finds that many of this country's dangerous government-approved drugs and devices have been marketed specifically for women. Many of these products were...

New intranasal influenza vaccine triggers robust immunity with significantly less antigen

Washington, DC (October 26, 2008) A single administration of a novel, nasally delivered influenza vaccine elicited immune responses in ferrets that were more than 20 times higher than those generated by two injections of the currently approved vaccines, according to a study by NanoBio Corporation....

Nanoemulsion-Based Intranasal Influenza Vaccine Adjuvant Triggers Robust Immunity Using Significantly Less Antigen

Data presented at the 2008 ICAAC/IDSA meeting in Washington, DC WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A single administration of a novel, nasally delivered influenza vaccine elicited immune responses in ferrets that were more than 20 times higher than those generated by two injections of the...

Cell-Mediated Immunity and Anti-HLA Antibody Tests Provide Insight to Immune Response in Renal Transplant Patients

The ImmuKnow(R) and anti-HLA antibody assays both contribute to characterization of renal transplant patients being weaned off immunosuppression COLUMBIA, Md., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Data developed by Cylex in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh Medi...

VBI, Mayo Clinic investigate link between fungal proteins, innate immunity and asthma

Blacksburg, Va. Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) have received a second grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to advance understanding of the role of environmental fungi in chronic airway disorders. Recently NIAID a...

T cell immunity enhanced by timing of interleukin-7 therapy

MADISON -- That the cell nurturing growth factor interleukin-7 can help ramp up the ability of the immune system to remember the pathogenic villains it encounters is well known. But precisely how this natural protein works its magic on the cells of the immune system is not well understood. Now,...

Violent sex acts boost insect's immunity system

The long-held idea that only vertebrates have sophisticated adaptive immune systems that can protect them for life against many pathogens after being infected by them just once has been revised in recent years. It turns out that many insects also have a form of immune memory that protects them aga...

More Energy & Immunity With Vitamin Supplements This Winter

CARPINTERIA, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year during the holidays, it seems like we never have enough energy and we're constantly trying to avoid getting sick. Luckily, there are some nutritional supplements that have been shown to both enhance the immune system and reduce fatigue. D...

LifeQuest Announces End of Immunity Health Challenge Contest

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LifeQuest World Corporation (formerly PhytoLabs Inc.) announced today that the Immunity Health Challenge announced June 7, 2007, which was a contest to allow the public to participate in choosing a name for its new immune-stimulatory product, was ov...

Scripps research scientists engineer new type of vaccination that provides instant immunity

The experiments, thus far performed only in mice, appear to overcome a major drawback of vaccinations the lag time of days, or even weeks, that it normally takes for immunity to build against a pathogen. This new method of vaccination could potentially be used to provide instantaneous protection ...

Mathematical models of adaptive immunity

More than five million people die every year from infectious diseases, despite the availability of numerous antibiotics and vaccines. The discovery of penicillin to treat bacterial infections, along with the development of vaccines for previously incurable virus diseases such as polio and smallpo...

NIH scientists discover crucial control in long-lasting immunity

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have identified a protein that plays matchmaker between two key types of white blood cells, T and B cells, enabling them to interact in a way that is crucial to establishing long-lasting immunity after an infection. Their finding may also explain why...

CD200 stifles anti-tumor immunity

The prognosis for individuals with metastatic melanoma (MM) is not good. Therapeutic strategies to enhance the immune response have some clinical benefit; however, most patients eventually succumb to progressive disease, in part because their immune cells known as dendritic cells (DCs) fail to sus...

Probiotics Play Critical Role in Pediatric Health and Immunity

Symposium at National Pediatric Conference Explores Probiotics, Immunity and Long-Term Health SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Probiotics have become such a trend in consumer food products that their scientific evidence and clinical benefits may often be overlooke...

Zinc Supplements Enhance Immunity in Children

Research finds that daily zinc supplements reduced the risk of death among children aged 12 to 48 months by 18 percent//. This clinical trial was conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public. However, the researchers did not find any significant reduction in mortal...

Natural Immunity Against Avian Flu may Be Possible

A new research suggests that some people may become immune to avian flu. Richard Webby and colleagues at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital// investigated this possibility in mice and a small group of humans. The H5N1 avian flu virus is quite different from the seasonal H1N1 and H3N2 flu v...

Long Term Exposure to Lab Animals Increases Immunity against Asthma

According to a recent study conducted by the researchers at the Imperial College London it was found that lab workers suffer from fewer allergic responses than the others//. It was believed that early exposure to certain animals prevent asthma and allergies. It was found that lab workers who ...

Strengthen Your Childs Immunity Give Him A Cat

Research in Sydney has shown that children who grow up with cats are less likely to develop allergies than those who live in a cat free house. // The studies conducted on 500 children born to families with no cats as pets, found that if they acquired a cat in their first five years of life they wer...

CCR5 Mutation Confers Immunity Against HIV But Not Against West Nile Virus Illness

A research conducted by Philip M. Murphy, M.D., and colleagues say that mutation in CCR5 (cell surface protein) protects people against HIV infection but increases the risk of developing West Nile virus (WNV) illness. // West Nile virus (WNV) illness is caused due to a mosquito-borne virus. Th...

Cholesterol provides immunity against infection by certain parasites

For years biomedical researchers have known that high density lipoproteins, commonly called HDLs or "good cholesterol," are responsible for protecting humans from certain parasites. // The mechanism however remained unclear but has now has been uncovered by Scientists. Human HDLs work by serv...

Low immunity in people with multiple sclerosis may be genetical

People who have low immunity that had lead to inability to curbing of inflammatory cells// and cause multiple sclerosis may have genes that act likewise. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University have reported that the FOXP3 gene may be responsible for the low immune problem that leads to...

Human immunity system can battle HIV.

New research had showed that it is possible to use the human cells immune process to act on a part of HIVs //genetic makeup. This is for the first time scientists feel that it may be possible to target a part of HIV to destroy the virus in a novel HIV therapy. The process is called RNA silenci...

Parasitic infections and human immunity link found

Parasites infect human beings and the human body starts on its immunity system to fight the infection.// Till recently, little was known about how the parasitic infections are fought by the human immunity system. A recent research done by the researchers of Yale School of Medicine had identified a ...

'Mix and match' of proteins may have a significant role in immunity

Proteins appear to transform more often than biologists once thought. Cutting and rearrangement of the components of these molecules into new structures is carried out by// the human cells. The immune system of the body may be enhanced by this mechanism. This method could also help researchers ...

Protected Environment v/s Unprotected Affect Hygiene Health Immunity

IT is a general occurrence that people living in protected and hygienic environments are more susceptible to allergy than those who stay in the opposite //. Duke University Medical Center researchers investigated this phenomenon and find a close link and scientific backing to this case. They ...

Severe stress weakens immunity

People undergoing oppressive stress have measurable anomalies in their immune system that make them more vulnerable to illness. It's widely believed that stress may impair health, although the underlying// mechanisms are not clear. Now researchers at Washington University in the US reveal that expo...

Omega-3 fatty acids impair immunity

Taking large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids may be unwise for those with weakened immunity. Researchers at the University of Missouri, Columbia, have been studying omega-3s for many years now and know that one of their effects is to damp down inflammation. That's why fish oils - rich in omega-3s -...

Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

...lds that have infants and children up to four years and 11 months old. The whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine is commonly given to young children, but immunity fades over time. Therefore, the best protection for teens and pre-teens is a booster shot of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) to help protect ...

Researchers Identify New Method to Selectively Kill Metastatic Melanoma Cells

...ocess involving self-digestion that leads to programmed cell death specifically in melanoma cells. Fisher said that mda-5 is a key regulator of innate immunity that induces interferon beta production limiting replication of specific pathogenic viruses. This work was supported by grants from the National ...

Researchers identify new method to selectively kill metastatic melanoma cells

...ocess involving self-digestion that leads to programmed cell death specifically in melanoma cells. Fisher said that mda-5 is a key regulator of innate immunity that induces interferon beta production limiting replication of specific pathogenic viruses. ...

TGen-led team is 1 of 7 selected for $1 million skin-cancer grants

...land Institute of Medical Research Goran Jonsson, Ph.D., Lund University Graham Mann, Ph.D., The University of Sydney Defining the Importance of immunity to NY-ESO-1 in Melanoma (Co-funded by the Cancer Research Institute) Principal Investigators: Team Lead: Jedd D. Wolchok, M.D., Ph.D., Memorial S...

Pregnant Women, Health-Care Workers Top Swine Flu Vaccine Candidates

...who contracted swine flu were four times more likely to be hospitalized than non-pregnant women. Meanwhile, the elderly, who may have gained some immunity to swine flu from mid-20th century exposures, appear to be less affected than younger adults. The elderly are advised to get a vaccine for the reg...

Low prevalence of HPV infection may be tied to poor prognosis for blacks with head and neck cancer

...h oral cancer may be related to sexual practices, but he says there are probably a number of other factors involved, including possible differences in immunity and how the virus can become integrated into the cell's DNA "that now we just don't understand." In the study, researchers analyzed data from about...

Prioritize Pregnant Women to Get Swine Flu Shot, Experts Say

...rising that they are at risk of flu, any flu." In addition, today's pregnant women are younger than women born before 1957, who appear to have some immunity to the new H1N1 swine flu, Siegel said. "I put pregnant women up near the top of the list of those who should get the H1N1 vaccine," he said. Women...

CDC Panel to Recommend Who Should Get Swine Flu Shot

...ol children. Not only is schools where flu spreads, but there isn't as much immunity in the younger population." All these groups have been the most suscepti...dren and young adults. Scientists believe that older people might have some immunity to H1N1 viruses, which haven't been predominant flu strains for several dec...
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