Medical research

Breyanzi approved for certain types of large B-cell lymphoma

Cell-based gene therapy Breyanzi (lisocabtagene maraleucel) has been approved to treat adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma who have not responded to other systemic treatment, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

Medications

Antibody cocktail enhances clearance of SARS-CoV-2 virus

(HealthDay)—An interim analysis of data from an ongoing phase 1 to 3 trial shows that an antibody cocktail enhances clearance of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, according to a study published ...

Genetics

Insights into the genetic architecture of penicillin allergy

Researchers announce the first robust evidence for the role of the major histocompatibility complex gene HLA-B in penicillin allergy. To identify genetic risk factors for penicillin allergy, the international team of researchers ...

Neuroscience

Mapping the brain's sensory gatekeeper

Many people with autism experience sensory hypersensitivity, attention deficits, and sleep disruption. One brain region that has been implicated in these symptoms is the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN), which is believed ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Drug may reverse imbalance linked to autism symptoms

An FDA-approved drug can reverse an ionic imbalance in neurons that leads to hyper-excitability in mice modeling an autism-related genetic disorder, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Molecular Psychiatry.

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Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity (also called hypersensitivity reaction) refers to undesirable reactions produced by the normal immune system. These reactions may be damaging, uncomfortable, or occasionally fatal. Hypersensitivity reactions require a pre-sensitized (immune) state of the host. The four-group classification was expounded by P. H. G. Gell and Robin Coombs in 1963.

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