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2014-02-27 19:05:09

Cognitive decline that often accompanies obesity and diabetes can be reversed with regular exercise or surgical removal of belly fat, scientists report. A drug already used to treat rheumatoid arthritis also helps obese/diabetic adult mice regain their ability to learn and comprehend, while transplanting belly fat to a normal mouse reduces those abilities, said Dr. Alexis M. Stranahan, neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. Studies in humans and...

2014-01-29 13:12:16

Although inflammation is frequently a cause of disease in the body, research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio indicates that low levels of a pro-inflammatory cytokine in the brain are important for cognition. Cytokines are proteins produced by the immune system. Jennifer Donegan, graduate student, and David Morilak, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology in the School of Medicine, found that neutralizing the cytokine interleukin-6 in the brain impaired reversal...

2013-11-27 12:22:57

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Discovery May Accelerate Body's Response To Infection And Autoimmune Disorders
2013-11-08 08:57:46

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report that disrupting the light-dark cycle of mice increased their susceptibility to inflammatory disease, indicating that the production of a key immune cell is controlled by the body’s circadian clock. The study published in the Nov. 8 edition of Science identifies a previously hidden pathway by which the body’s circadian clock controls the numbers of key inflammatory cells called...

2013-10-02 12:29:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research shows that children with an inherited genetic defect in a critical anti-inflammatory pathway have a genetic predisposition to lymphoma. Results of the study, published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), reveal an important association between the genetic defect, which causes chronic intestinal inflammation and early onset inflammatory bowel disease, and its role in cancer...

2013-09-05 23:04:05

With the Salimetrics salivary interleukin-6 (IL-6) assay kit, researchers now have an accurate way to measure IL-6 in saliva, aiding studies that examine topics such as oral inflammatory diseases, stress and its effects on health, and the nature of relationships between salivary and circulating inflammatory biomarkers. The new salivary IL-6 assay utilizes Salimetrics reagents that improve the accuracy of results in saliva. State College, PA (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Salimetrics has...

Asthma Patients May Breathe More Easily Thanks To Game Changing Drug
2013-05-22 15:08:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers said on Tuesday that a new type of asthma drug could be a potential game changer for patients with moderate to severe respiratory disease. The injectable drug, known as dupilumad, slashed asthmatic episodes by 87 percent in a mid-stage trial of 104 patients. The team wrote about the latest trial's results in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). "Asthma that is difficult to treat is increasingly recognized as...

2013-03-13 08:33:45

Development License and Option Agreement Represents Blueprint for Innovation between Pharma and Biotech SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Receptos Inc. announced today that it has entered a Development License and Option Agreement to in-license a humanized anti-interleukin-13 (IL-13) antibody asset from AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV). The asset, designated RPC4046 by Receptos, has completed a first-in-human Phase I study. Under the agreement, Receptos will conduct a Phase 2 clinical...

2013-02-08 11:46:12

A new report suggests that the concentration of one human cytokine, interleukin 7 (IL-7), in the semen of HIV-1-infected men may be a key determinant of the efficiency of HIV-1 transmission to an uninfected female partner. In their study published February 7 in the Open Access journal PLOS Pathogens, a research group from the Eunice Kennedy-Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) led by Leonid Margolis report that the increased IL-7 concentration in semen...

2012-11-26 11:23:21

Alzheimer's disease is one of the most common causes of dementia. In Germany and Switzerland alone, around 1.5 million people are affected, and forecasts predict a doubling of the number of patients worldwide within the next 20 years. The accumulation of particular abnormal proteins, including amyloid-ß (Aβ) among others, in patients' brains plays a central role in this disease. Prof. Frank Heppner from the Department of Neuropathology at Charité and his...