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Latest Immune system Stories

2013-11-25 09:55:06

With standard care, median length of survival is 15 months after diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme -- and only 10 percent survive more than 5 years Eight of 16 patients participating in a study of an experimental immune system therapy directed against the most aggressive malignant brain tumors – glioblastoma multiforme – survived longer than five years after diagnosis, according to Cedars-Sinai researchers, who presented findings Nov. 23 at the Fourth Quadrennial Meeting of the...

2013-11-25 09:50:51

Implications for fighting T-cell leukemias The lab of Avinash Bhandoola, PhD, professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has studied the origins of T cells for many years. One protein called Notch, which has well-known roles in the development of multiple tissues, plays an essential role in triggering T-cell development. T cells are immune cells that are made in the thymus, a small organ situated under the breastbone near the heart. However, T cells, like all blood-cell types,...

Modern Spy-Like Immune Gene May Have Come From Neanderthals
2013-11-24 06:03:36

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of European researchers has recently discovered a protein molecule that helps the immune system identify threats and invaders. The molecule, a receptor belonging to the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system, may have been inherited from Neanderthals, they report. HLA receptors help the immune system identify threats by tagging cells as either friendly or foreign. When a protein looks suspicious, immune cells called...

Hematologic Cancers In Women Linked To Airborne Allergies: Study
2013-11-24 05:27:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers analyzing the interactions between cancer and a person’s immune system have discovered a link between airborne allergies and an increased risk of blood cancers – but only in women. According to the study, which currently appears online and will be published in the December print edition of the American Journal of Hematology, the link was strongest when a history of allergies to plants, grass and trees was present....

2013-11-21 23:28:43

Pure MHC, LLC, a provider of MHC-based diagnostics and therapeutics, and Catalent Pharma Solutions, the global leader in drug development solutions and advanced delivery technologies for pharmaceutical, biologic and consumer health products, today announced the signing of a product development agreement. Somerset, NJ, and Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Pure MHC, LLC, a provider of MHC-based diagnostics and therapeutics, and Catalent Pharma Solutions, the global leader in drug...

2013-11-21 23:28:31

Just Around the Corner, Inc is now offering a healthy flooring solution that protects from allergens such as mold, dust mites, and pet dander. Hardwood flooring is a healthy alternative to allergen-heavy products such as carpet. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 In an effort to educate consumers on healthy home living, Just Around the Corner, Inc. is announcing its new allergy-friendly flooring products, offering homeowners and renovators desirable floor alternatives that protect...

Decoding An Individual's Immune System
2013-11-21 15:12:21

University of California - Santa Barbara You may be sensitive to gluten, but you're not sure. Perhaps you can't put your finger on a recurring malaise, and your doctor is at a loss to figure it out. A diagnostic method recently developed by UC Santa Barbara professor Patrick Daugherty can reveal — on a molecular level — the factors behind conditions thought to have environmental triggers. By decoding an individual's immune system, this elegant and accurate method can demystify,...

2013-11-21 13:04:03

Genomic analysis of transplant patients finds an opportunistic microorganism whose elevated presence could be used an indicator in treatment More than 260,000 Americans are alive today thanks to transplant operations that have replaced their failing kidneys, hearts, lungs or livers with healthy organs donated by volunteers or accident victims. But treatment doesn't end with surgery. Transplant recipients follow strict drug regimens designed to suppress their immune systems just enough...

2013-11-21 13:02:32

Of the two major types of HIV, only one, HIV-1, typically causes AIDS in infected people who don't receive treatment. A study published by Cell Press November 21st in the journal Immunity reveals how HIV-1 escapes detection by essentially becoming invisible to a patient's immune system, whereas HIV-2 triggers protective immune responses in patients. This understanding of how HIV-1's "invisibility cloak" works could lead to the development of effective vaccines against HIV-1. "Our study...

Breast Milk With Solids Reduces Infant Allergies
2013-11-21 09:29:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Introducing solid food while continuing to breast feed could reduce food allergies in infants, according to research funded by the UK Food Standards Agency and appearing in the latest edition of the journal Pediatrics. In the study, University of Southampton dietitian and senior research fellow Dr. Kate Grimshaw and her colleagues report that starting babies on solid food in addition to breast milk after the 17th week following...


Latest Immune system Reference Libraries

Appendix
2013-03-04 15:05:59

The appendix is a dead-end tube like structure, ranging from 2 to 20 cm, that spans off the cecum of the colon. It is attached to the lower part of the large intestine. Formation and Orientation The appendix can be found in many mammals including marsupials, euarchontoglires (rodents) as wells as humans of course. It is also an organ that forms in the embryotic stage during pregnancy. McBurney’s Point, the point that is one-third the distance from infront and above the spinal cord...

Lymph Node
2013-03-04 14:27:41

A lymph node is an immune system organ that is widely distributed throughout various places in the body. There are about 500-600 nodes in an individual adult, with clusters of lymph nodes found in the underarms, groin, neck, chest, and abdomen. The lymphatic system as a whole is responsible for acting as the body’s primary mechanism of defense. Each node is oval-shaped, and measures between a few millimeters and a few centimeters long. They are linked to one another by lymphatic vessels and...

Thymus
2013-03-04 12:56:08

The thymus gland is an endocrine organ of the immune system located anteriolateral to the trachea and in between the lungs. Its primary function is to build T lymphocytes for the body’s immune system; therefore, it is most important during childhood and puberty, when it reaches its maximum size. After puberty, it will begin to atrophy and shrink in size. Old age generally brings about hypotrophy of the thymus. In children the thymus is grayish-pink in color and in adults it is yellow. On...

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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