News tagged with inflammatory diseases
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Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA) has long been considered a therapeutic orphan. Until now, the principal effective treatment has been high-dose steroids (prednisone) which are accompanied by several serious side ...
Arthritis & Rheumatism Dec 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
By analyzing tissues harvested from organ donors, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have created the first ever "atlas" of immune cells in the human body. Their results provide a unique view of the distribution ...
Immunology Dec 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
An international team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the University of Bonn and the Center for Advanced European Studies and Research in Germany have shown that a well-known immune and ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 19, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Patients suffering from severe Crohn's disease who were no longer able to tolerate intravenous feedings were able to return to a normal oral diet and saw no clinical recurrences of the disease after undergoing ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Better targeted treatments for 20 per cent of renal failure patients are on the horizon following a key discovery about the role of white blood cells in kidney inflammation.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
More than two hundred gene locations have now been identified for the chronic bowel condition Crohn's Disease, in a study that analysed the entire human genome.
Genetics Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A type of immune cell found in the small intestine plays a previously unsuspected role in monitoring antigens circulating in the bloodstream. The findings from a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers clarify ...
Immunology Dec 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that two proteins which are believed to play a key role in controlling the body's immune response are found in lower levels in T lymphocytes from patients ...
Immunology Dec 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A bug thought to be one of the 'good bacteria' in our gut may actually have a role in the development of a bowel disorder that is on the rise in Scotland.
Inflammatory disorders Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
New research in human volunteers has shown that molecular changes to our genes, known as epigenetic marks, are driven mainly by ageing but are also affected by what we eat.
Genetics Dec 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Inflammatory joint disease (arthritis) is affecting more and more, and especially older, people. In a recent survey by Statistik Austria, 39 per cent of people over the age of 60 stated that they have a form of arthritis. ...
Medical research Dec 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—A Yale-led team of researchers has uncovered a genetic malfunction that may lead to hardening of the arteries and other forms of cardiovascular disease. The study appears in the journal Cell Reports.
Medical research Nov 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Traffic cops of the immune system: Molecule called IKBNS in charge of regulatory immune cell maturation
A certain type of immune cell—the regulatory T cell, or Treg for short—is in charge of putting on the brakes on the immune response. In a way, this cell type might be considered the immune system's traffic cops.
Immunology Nov 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Immune globulin replacement began decades ago as a treatment for patients who could not make their own protective antibodies, but has proven to have much broader benefits than originally expected. With new uses regularly ...
Immunology Nov 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) following insertion of an intrauterine device (IUD) is very low, whether or not women have been screened beforehand for gonorrhea and chlamydia, according to a joint ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Nov 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |