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2011-07-20 07:03:35

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Avoiding kidney mismatching is beneficial in pediatric kidney transplant patients, however, the likelihood of finding a matching donor must be considered against the wait time for a possible donation, according to this study. "Although avoiding HLA [human leukocyte antigen; cell surface antigens that regulate host cell responses to transplanted cells] antigen mismatching has been shown to benefit long-term graft survival, it has raised concerns about disadvantaging...

2011-07-18 16:24:01

Avoiding HLA-DR mismatching appears to be beneficial in pediatric kidney transplant patients, however the likelihood of finding a matching donor must be considered against the wait time for a possible donation, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Although avoiding HLA [human leukocyte antigen; cell surface antigens that regulate host cell responses to transplanted cells] antigen mismatching has been shown to benefit long-term...

2011-05-09 07:00:00

CHICAGO, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ImmusanT, Inc., a biotechnology company developing an immunotherapeutic vaccine, companion diagnostic and monitoring tool for celiac disease, reported positive results from a Phase 1 study evaluating the safety, tolerability and bioactivity of Nexvax2® in patients with celiac disease. ImmusanT Chief Scientific and Medical Officer Dr. Bob Anderson presented results from the Nexvax2 Phase 1 study and led a symposium and session...

2011-03-21 06:30:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq: LIFE) today announced that it is the first life science tools provider entering clinical trials to prove the safety and effectiveness of their DNA sequence-based typing (SBT) platform for analysis of the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) system. Submission for 510(k) clearance of this SBT platform will follow completion of the clinical trials, which is anticipated this summer. (Logo:...

2011-03-15 07:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Biotechnology company ImmusanT, Inc. today announced it has established its operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is advancing its strategy to develop an immunotherapeutic vaccine, companion diagnostic and monitoring tool for celiac disease. The company completed the acquisition of a discovery platform for targeted immunotherapies from Nexpep Pty., Ltd., based in Melbourne, Australia, and secured seed financing from angel investors to...

2011-01-06 09:37:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Women who have multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have the gene associated with MS than men with the disease, according to a new study. Previous studies show that the number of people diagnosed with MS is on the rise, and the rate is growing more rapidly for women. There is no known cause for MS, but evidence suggests that it is triggered by environmental factors in people who are genetically susceptible to the disease. The main gene associated with MS in the...

2011-01-06 03:36:00

Women who have multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to have a gene associated with multiple sclerosis than men with the disease and it is this gene region where environment interacts with the genetics, according to a study published in the January 5, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Research has shown that the number of people diagnosed with MS has been rising, and the rate has been rising faster for women than...

2010-12-07 15:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Luminex Corporation (Nasdaq: LMNX) and One Lambda, Inc., the leading producer of transplant diagnostic products, have agreed to a long-term renewal of their 10-year strategic partnership aimed at developing platforms and technologies for human leukocyte antigen (HLA) typing and antibody screening for the organ transplantation market. Begun in 2000, their dedicated collaboration has resulted in the creation of innovative products that...

2010-11-24 07:53:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- UCLA researchers have pinpointed the culprit behind chronic rejection of heart, lung and kidney transplants. This discovery could save countless number of lives. The team focused on the mechanism behind narrowing of the donor's grafted blood vessels, which blocks blood from reaching the transplanted organ. Starved of oxygen and other nutrients, the organ eventually fails, forcing the patient back on the transplant waiting list. "Chronic rejection is the No. 1 cause of...

2010-11-23 12:55:03

Heavy smokers and individuals with genetic risk factor for RA at greatest risk A new study determined that African Americans who smoke cigarettes have a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA risk is more pronounced among individuals positive for the HLA-DRB1 shared epitope, a genetic risk factor for RA. Findings from this study"”the largest to date examining the impact of smoking on RA risk in an African American population"”are available in the December issue of...


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