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2014-02-10 23:02:37

A study led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital identifies factors that predict flu severity in patients and sets the stage for more effective therapies to prevent flu complications and deaths Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified a signature immune response that might help doctors identify which newly diagnosed influenza patients are most likely to develop severe symptoms and suffer poor outcomes. The findings...

2011-10-03 12:17:16

Alcohol is known to worsen the effects of disease, resulting in longer recovery period after trauma, injury or burns. It is also known to impair the anti-viral immune response, especially in the liver, including response against Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Immunology shows that alcohol modulates the anti-viral and inflammatory functions of monocytes and that prolonged alcohol consumption has a double negative effect of reducing...

2011-05-16 18:26:17

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia study in animals: Immune system proteins might protect children from rare, deadly inflammation By analyzing complex interactions of the immune system in an animal study, pediatric researchers have found potential tools for controlling a life-threatening condition called a cytokine storm that may strike children who have juvenile arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. In a cytokine storm, the body's immune system rages out of control, resulting in...

2010-07-13 15:19:48

Researchers with the National Institutes of Health have found susceptibility to Behcet's disease, a painful, inflammatory condition, to be associated with genes involved in the body's immune response. Although the Greek physician Hippocrates described Behcet's disease (pronounced BET'-chet's), more than 2,000 years ago, the condition existed in relative obscurity until the early 20th century. Named for the Turkish physician who first classified it in 1937, Behcet's disease is found almost...

2007-03-27 06:00:13

By Forsythe, Paul; Inman, Mark D; Bienenstock, John Rationale: Clinical trials have demonstrated that probiotics may be effective in the treatment and prevention of atopic disease in children but there have been few reports of therapeutic effects of oral probiotics outside the gastrointestinal tract. Objectives: We investigated the effect of two probiotic organisms on the response to antigen challenge in a mouse model of allergic airway inflammation. Methods: We used an...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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