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2012-07-25 23:00:51

According to court documents, on July 5th, 2012, the widow of Ricky Perrio, Diana Perrio, filed a lawsuit in Jefferson County District Court (case no. B192-652) alleging her husband developed chronic lymphocytic leukemia and died as a result of his regular exposure to benzene during work at the Port Arthur facilities of the defendants. Benzene is a petroleum product, originally manufactured from coal tar that is used as a component in multiple industrial and consumer products. Benzene is also...

2012-07-23 06:17:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Each year an estimated 70,000 people globally are diagnosed with the kidney immune disorder, idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN). Idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) can eventually lead to kidney failure. Standard therapies for IMN can be toxic and lead to further complications, but a new study has discovered the drug rituximab which is commonly used to treat lymphoma and arthritis also benefits patients with IMN. Standard therapy for IMN includes...

Pluristem Focuses On Therapeutic Cells Delivered Intramuscularly
2012-07-21 06:21:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 20,000,000. This is the number of peripheral artery disease patients Pluristem Therapeutics, a placenta-based cell therapy company, is working to assist. The company recently released information regarding the effectiveness of cell therapy with intramuscular delivery. To begin, Pluristem uses stem cells from the human placenta and has created a manufacturing process that produces enough cells to treat 10,000 patients from one...

2012-07-20 12:07:36

Rituximab is more effective and less toxic than standard therapies Highlights: Patients with a particular kidney immune disorder experienced remission when taking the immune drug rituximab, even when standard therapies had failed. Rituximab was safe and well-tolerated by all patients in the study. Each year, an estimated 70,000 people globally are diagnosed with the disorder, called idiopathic membranous nephropathy. A drug commonly used to treat immune disorders such as lymphoma...

2012-07-19 00:57:03

STAT3 needs to be inhibited to induce immune response in drug-resistant lymphoma Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues have demonstrated that the inhibition of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in mouse models of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), an aggressive and incurable subtype of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that becomes resistant to treatment, can harness the immune system to eradicate residual malignant cells responsible for disease relapse. Their...


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