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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New vaccine protects from widespread, costly infection, mice study shows

A newly developed experimental vaccine was more than eighty percent effective in protecting mice from succumbing to Staphylococcus aureus infection. S. aureus causes more than 30,000 deaths from hospital-acquired infections ...

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Salmonella—how the body fights back

New research from the University of East Anglia shows how the human body powers its emergency response to salmonella infection.

Immunology

Endotoxin shock protector

The bacterial toxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is one of the most potent virulence factors of Gram-negative bacteria that cause sepsis. Exposure to even tiny amounts can trigger a systemic—and potentially lethal—inflammatory ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

ADA2 is a specific biomarker for MAS in systemic JIA

According to new research findings presented at the 2019 ACR/ARP Annual Meeting, adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) in the peripheral blood is a sensitive, specific biomarker for macrophage activation syndrome, a potentially life-threatening ...

Immunology

Breaking news on penicillin allergy

At some point you may have had a reaction to penicillin and were told you were allergic. And there's a good chance it has stayed in your chart throughout your childhood and into adulthood. But 9 of 10 Americans who think ...

Immunology

Breaking news on oral food challenges

Oral food challenges (OFCs) are the gold standard for allergists when diagnosing a food allergy. The person being tested is given a very small dose of the food by mouth under the supervision of a board-certified allergist ...

Medical research

Stem cell transplants used to grow fully functional lungs in mice

Researchers at Columbia University were able to grow fully functional lungs in mouse embryos using transplanted stem cells. The findings suggest that it may be ultimately possible to use the technique to grow human lungs ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Where does Parkinson's disease start: In the brain, gut, or both?

Does Parkinson's disease (PD) start in the brain or the gut? In a new contribution published in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease, scientists hypothesize that PD can be divided into two subtypes: gut-first, originating in ...