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2012-11-23 10:52:09

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 being discovered for this limited and expensive resource, including as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease, now is the time to discover exactly how intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) treatments work, and to engineer a protein that can provide similar benefits,...

2012-11-20 13:40:37

May provide treatment option for those with harder-to-treat memory problems, skin ulcers and kidney disease Rituximab, a drug used to treat cancer and arthritis, may help patients with antiphospholipid antibodies (aPLs) who suffer from aPL-related clinical problems that do not respond to anticoagulation, such as cardiac disease and kidney disease, according to a new study by rheumatology researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. The study appears online ahead of print, in the journal...

2012-11-16 11:42:59

Findings could help provide better donor-recipient matches and tailor recipients' treatments after kidney transplantation Highlights: -The detection of preformed donor-specific antibodies by newer tests, despite negative results from traditional tests, nearly doubles a kidney transplant recipient's risk for rejection. -It also increases the risk of kidney failure by 76%. Nearly 17,000 kidney transplants take place each year in the United States. Kidney transplant recipients who...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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