News tagged with macrophages
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Cells in the immune system called macrophages normally engulf and kill intruding bacteria, holding them inside a membrane-bound bag called a vacuole, where they kill and digest them.
Immunology Jan 24, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Failure to launch an adequate immune response may be at the root of septic shock, according to a study published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine on December 17th.
Medical research Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study by NYU School of Medicine researchers suggests that an existing HIV drug called maraviroc could be a potential therapy for Staphylococcus aureus, a notorious and deadly pathogen linked to hundreds of thousands of hos ...
HIV & AIDS Dec 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—The University of Queensland researchers have successfully restored wound healing in a model of diabetes paving the way for new treatments for chronic wounds.
Medical research Dec 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Obesity and type 2 diabetes are clearly intertwined, but researchers say they've found a way to weaken the connection between the two—at least in mice.
Medical research Dec 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Chronic wounds such as foot ulcers are a common problem for diabetics and are the cause of more than 80 percent of the lower leg amputations in these patients. There is currently no effective way to improve healing of these ...
Diabetes Nov 15, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
People with diabetes often develop clogged arteries that cause heart disease, and new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that low vitamin D levels are to blame.
Diabetes Nov 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Predicting how atherosclerosis, osteoporosis or cancer will progress or respond to drugs in individual patients is difficult. In a new study, researchers took another step toward that goal by developing a ...
Medical research Nov 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A study in The Journal of Cell Biology identifies a motor protein that ferries HIV to the plasma membrane, helping the virus escape from macrophages.
HIV & AIDS Oct 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Insights into rare immune cells that keep blood stem cells in a youthful state may lead to better treatments
Hiding deep inside the bone marrow are special cells. They wait patiently for the hour of need, at which point these blood forming stem cells can proliferate and differentiate into billions of mature blood ...
Immunology Oct 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A fundamental mechanism controlling cells of the human immune system could be key to helping fight inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, new research at the University of Dundee ...
Inflammatory disorders Oct 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—For most of their natural lives, red blood cells hide safely under the radar of the body's immune system, thanks to a cloak of "don't eat me" protein called CD47. Ching-An Peng of Michigan ...
Cancer Oct 09, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Modulating immune response to injury could accelerate the regeneration of severed peripheral nerves, a new study in an animal model has found. By altering activity of the macrophage cells that respond to ...
Medical research Oct 02, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Atherosclerosis – the hardening of arteries that is a primary cause of cardiovascular disease and death – has long been presumed to be the fateful consequence of complicated interactions between overabundant ...
Medical research Sep 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—A new review summarizes the ways in which inflammation and altered metabolism are associated with colorectal cancer in obese individuals; the review was published online Sept. 3 in Obesity Re ...
Overweight and Obesity Sep 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0