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ChemoCentryx to Present at The 9th World Congress on Inflammation in Tokyo, Japan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemoCentryx, Inc. today announced that Thomas J. Schall, Ph.D., ChemoCentryx's President and Chief Executive Officer, will give a keynote lecture at The 9th World Congress on Inflammation in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Schall's lecture titled, "Treating Infla...

UCLA cancer researchers first to link intestinal inflammation with systemic chromosome damage

UCLA scientists have linked for the first time intestinal inflammation with systemic chromosome damage in mice, a finding that may lead to the early identification and treatment of human inflammatory disorders, some of which increase risk for several types of cancer. Researchers found that lo...

Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus

Scientists believe the case could be the first of its kind WEDNESDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say might be the first case of its kind, a new report details the story of a 62-year-old man in New York state who died last year of meningoencephalitis, apparently after...

Biological FM signal maintains inflammation in cancer, asthma and other diseases

A study published tomorrow (10 April) in Science examines a key player in conditions such as cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma and has shown that cells use a sophisticated communication system to coordinate responses to infection and maintain inflammation in the...

Targeting oxidized cysteine through diet could reduce inflammation and lower disease risk

A team of scientists at Emory University School of Medicine has identified a direct link between oxidative stress and inflammatory signals in the blood. The finding could lead to improved strategies for preventing several diseases by including antioxidants in the diet and for reducing the impact o...

Study suggests that inflammation may be the link between extreme sleep durations and poor health

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Feb. 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that sleep duration is associated with changes in the levels of specific cytokines that are important in regulating inflammation. The results suggest that inflammation may be the pathway linking extreme sleep durations to...

Control of Inflammation May Benefit Many of the Most Feared Illnesses in Middle and Old Age

Millions of Americans are affected by chronic inflammation without knowing much about it. FlameEz.com is launched to provide the latest information and innovative products for chronic inflammation, the root cause of many of the most feared illnesses in middle and old age. ...

Lung cancer cells activate inflammation to induce metastasis

A research team from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified a protein produced by cancerous lung epithelial cells that enhances metastasis by stimulating the activity of inflammatory cells. Their findings, to be published in the January 1 issue of the journal Na...

Pelvic Inflammation Puts Girls at Risk for Repeat STIs

Behavioral counseling needs to go beyond merely urging safe sex practices, study says THURSDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls treated for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) become highly vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sometimes just weeks or months aft...

The Results From a Clinical Trial Led by the Montreal Heart Institute Demonstrate That Drug Reduces Inflammation in Patients With Serious Cardiovascular Disease

MONTREAL, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Montreal Heart Institute Research Centre Director Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif presented yesterday results from a clinical trial demonstrating that VIA-2291, an investigational drug being developed by VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., significantly inhibited production of ...

Researchers describe how chronic inflammation can lead to stomach cancer

NEW YORK A multi-center research team, led by Columbia University Medical Center, has uncovered a major contributor to the cause of stomach cancer the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in the world. The team described for the first time, that elevated levels of a single proinflamm...

Latest Pistachio Study Reveals Significant Reduction in Markers of Inflammation - an Emerging Risk Factor in Heart Disease

Penn State University Study Demonstrating Important Cardiovascular Findings Presented at the American Dietetic Association's Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in Chicago, IL CHICAGO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new data presented yesterday at the American Dietetic ...

Fatness Boosts Inflammation in Body

But regular exercise may condition cells to respond more efficiently, study says THURSDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Being fat increases the level of inflammatory activity in the body, while being physically fit decreases it, according to a new U.S. study. The study included 45...

Loss of sleep, even for a single night, increases inflammation in the body

Philadelphia, PA, September 2, 2008 Loss of sleep, even for a few short hours during the night, can prompt one's immune system to turn against healthy tissue and organs. A new article in the September 15th issue of Biological Psychiatry, by the UCLA Cousins Center research team, reports that lo...

Chronic Stomach Inflammation Boosts Cancer Risk

Damage to DNA could cause cell mutations that lead to disease, study concludes TUESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- A person's risk of cancer increases if he or she suffers from DNA-damaging chronic inflammation of the intestine or stomach, such as ulcerative colitis, according to scien...

Obesity-Related Inflammation Boosts Heart Risks

Blood chemicals in overweight participants were key predictors of organ failure, study says TUESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity causes prolonged inflammation of heart tissue that in turn boosts heart failure risk, according to a U.S. study of almost 7,000 people. The latest ...

Cell Fusions During Inflammation May Protect Neurons

Surprise finding could lead to new gene therapies for nervous system WEDNESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic inflammation triggers cell fusions that may protect neurons, according to a Stanford University School of Medicine study. In research with mice, the Stanford team fou...

Calorie restricted diet prevents pancreatic inflammation and cancer

SAN DIEGO - Prevention of weight gain with a restricted calorie diet sharply reduced the development of pancreatic lesions that lead to cancer in preclinical research reported today by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center at th...

Vaccine Induced Inflammation Linked to Epidemic of Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

Japanese and Other Ethnic Minorities at Increased Risk BALTIMORE, April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly published data by Dr. J. Barthelow Classen in The Open Endocrinology Journal shows a 50% reduction of type 2 diabetes occurred in Japanese children following the discontinuation of a ...

NSAIDs: Painkillers, inflammation inhibitors, anti-cancer drugs and new de-methylating agents

Researchers at the National Sun Yat-Sen University and Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan have revealed a new mechanism by which nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) attenuate tumor invasion and metastasis. The research, to be published in the April 2008 issue of Experimental...

Cerimon to Conduct a Proof of Concept Study for Basiliximab for Noninfectious Uveitis, a Potentially Sight-Threatening Inflammation of the Eye

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Cerimon Pharmaceuticals announced today it has entered into an agreement with Novartis Pharma AG to conduct a proof of concept study for Simulect(R) (basiliximab) for the treatment of noninfectious uveitis, an autoimmune inflammation of the...

A Once-Daily Oral Drug for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease That Treats COPD-Related Inflammation Could Achieve Blockbuster Status

Although Physicians Report Satisfaction with GlaxoSmithKline's Advair and Boehringer Ingelheim/Pfizer's Spiriva, Significant Need Remains for a Novel Anti-Inflammatory Drug, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the...

Anti-Inflammatory Drug Improves Glycemia, Lowers Inflammation in Obese, Young Adults

Salsalate May Help Reduce Risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An anti-inflammatory drug similar to aspirin may provide an inexpensive means of treating and/or reducing the risk for diabetes in obese young adults by reducing glycemia and lowe...

iNOS expression may links chronic biliary inflammation to malignant transformation

It is well known that chronic biliary inflammation is a risk factor for biliary carcinogenesis. However, the molecular mechanisms of biliary carcinogenesis as a consequence of chronic biliary inflammation remain unclear. Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is induced in inflamed tissues and ...

Diabetes Linked to Blood Vessel Inflammation

Easing the blood sugar disease may help the heart, researchers say THURSDAY, Dec. 6 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers say they've identified a new pathway that increases a dangerous inflammation of blood vessels in people with diabetes. A team at the University of California, Davis, Healt...

Low-carb diet reduces inflammation and blood saturated fat in metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a condition afflicting one quarter to one third of adult men and women and is an established pre-cursor to diabetes, coronary heart disease, and other serious illnesses. Patients have long been advised to eat a low-fat diet even though carbohydrate restriction has been found ...

Exercise may play role in reducing inflammation in damaged skin tissue

In recent years, researchers at the University of Illinois have uncovered a host of reasons for people to remain physically active as they age, ranging from better brain function to improved immune responses. Now a new U. of I. study points to yet another benefit: a link between moderate exerci...

UC Davis researchers discover novel pathway to increased inflammation in diabetes patients

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Researchers at UC Davis Health System have discovered a novel pathway that results in increased inflammation of blood vessels in patients with type 1 diabetes. Their findings suggest that, with good diabetes control, this inflammation may be reduced, possibly resulting in a...

Millennium Announces MLN1202 Significantly Reduced Marker of Systemic Inflammation and Identifies Genomic Biomarker For Responders

- Data confirm anti-inflammatory activity of novel CCR2 antagonist in patients at high-risk for atherosclerosis - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLNM ) today announced that MLN1202, a novel, humanized monoclonal antib...

New insights into inflammation in osteoarthritis

The most common degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis (OA) is marked by the breakdown of articular cartilage, which is the type of cartilage that lines the ends of most limb bones. It can afflict any jointfingers, toes, wrists, ankles, elbows, shoulders, and the spine, as well as the weight-...

New Insights Show Ginseng Fights Inflammation

Scientists spot anti-inflammatory components in the traditional remedy FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Ginseng has been used in medicine for centuries, and now its reputation for improving health is expanding: A new study has found that the herb, which is used in traditional Chinese...

New Discovery Shows Ancient Herb Fights Inflammation

Advanced study techniques identify anti-inflammatory components in ginseng FRIDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- Ginseng has been used in medicine for centuries, and now its reputation for improving health is expanding: A new study has found that the herb, which is used in traditional Chi...

Statins may exert influence on prostate cancer growth by reducing inflammation

DURHAM, N.C. Cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins may reduce inflammation in prostate tumors, possibly hindering cancer growth, according to a study led by investigators in the Duke Prostate Center. "Previous studies have shown that men taking statins seem to have a lower incidence of adv...

Case Western Reserve and Penn State investigators inhibit corneal inflammation

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine identified a novel therapeutic that reduces sterile inflammation within the cornea. Published in the June issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, Dr. Eric Pearlman and Dr. Mark K...

Sirion Therapeutics Receives NDA Acceptance and Priority Review From the FDA for Durezol(TM) in the Treatment of Postoperative Ocular Inflammation

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirion Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held ophthalmic-focused biopharmaceutical company, today announced that its New Drug Application (NDA) for Durezol(TM) has been accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and granted priority review. Sirio...

Overweight Hispanic children shown to have vascular inflammation

February 27, 2008 Overweight Hispanic children with normal blood glucose (sugar) levels showed elevated markers for blood vessel inflammation that may predispose them to developing both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says a new study led by researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center...

Cell-death receptor links cancer susceptibility and inflammation

PHILADELPHIA - For over 10 years, Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Genetics, and Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has been pursuing a cancer-targeting molecule called TRAIL and its molecular partners. TRAIL is normally produced by immune cells an...

Researchers develop powerful tool to study the genetics of inflammation

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Scientists have known which genes are linked to inflammation, but now researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have organized this information to develop a powerful tool to aid investigators in studying the genetics of inflammatory diseases. Using comple...

Variation in Genes Related to Inflammation Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Boffins have found that a variation in two genes related to inflammation, might increase risk for developing lung cancer . The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Eric Engels at the National Cancer Institute and the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. A...

New Insights into Chronic Inflammation and Atherosclerosis

Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and other inflammatory rheumatic diseases are associated with a high rate of death from heart disease. One explanation is a greater susceptibility to atherosclerosis. Although atherosclerosis is linked to inflammation in healthy individuals as well, the mechanism of in...
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