The presence of specific autoantibodies of the immune system is associated with blood vessel damage in the brain. These findings were made by Marion Bimmler, a graduate engineer of medical laboratory diagnostics ...
Neuroscience Jul 31, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
White blood cells called neutrophils, which are the first line of defense against infection, play an unexpected role by boosting antibody production, according to research led by Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The findings ...
Immunology Jul 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have opened a clinical trial to test the theory that giving a patient a new immune system can cure severe cases of Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory condition of ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Novel technique for delivering multiple cancer treatments may solve hurdle for combinatorial drug therapies
Cancers are notorious for secreting chemicals that confuse the immune system and thwarting biological defenses.
Cancer Jul 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- As many as 300,000 people in the United States may have chronic Chagas disease -- mostly spread by blood-sucking insects -- health officials report.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have discovered a 'constant cloud' of potent inflammatory molecules surrounding the cells responsible for diseases such as thickening of the arteries and rheumatoid arthritis.
Inflammatory disorders Jul 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1
A team of international scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Tak Mak at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, has identified a causative link between the product of a mutated metabolic enzyme ...
Cancer Jul 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Researchers in the biological sciences department in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary have revealed how white blood cells move to infection or inflammation in the body; findings which could help lead to ...
Immunology Jul 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Severe sleep loss jolts the immune system into action, reflecting the same type of immediate response shown during exposure to stress, a new study reports.
Sleep apnea Jun 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
A heart attack doesn't just damage heart muscle tissue by cutting off its blood supply, it also sets off an inflammatory cascade that worsens underlying atherosclerosis, actively increasing the risk for a future heart attack. ...
Cardiology Jun 27, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Hospitalizations for children with high blood pressure and related charges dramatically increased during 10 years ending in 2006, according to a study published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.
Cardiology Jun 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, in collaboration with colleagues from Rutgers University, Newark and University College London, have furthered understanding of the mechanism ...
Neuroscience Jun 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A receptor recently discovered to control the movement of immune cells across central nervous system barriers (including the blood-brain barrier) may hold the key to treating multiple sclerosis ...
Immunology Jun 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Progress continues to be made on the development of an artificial pancreas, a device that would ease the burden of living with type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes Jun 10, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Around 2.6 million Australians are obese. Obesity causes contribute to diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnoea, infertility, depression and cancer. The strength of the causal ...
Surgery Jun 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0