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Specialized Immune Cells Could Stop Cancer Spread
2014-08-18 03:54:50

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Melbourne researchers have revealed the critical importance of highly specialized immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs. These natural killer cells could be harnessed to hunt down and kill cancers that have spread in the body. The team, from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, also found natural killer cells were critical to the body’s rejection of donor bone marrow...

2014-06-01 23:01:09

LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds Latest Report on “Frontier Pharma: Psoriasis – Identifying and Commercializing First-in-Class Innovation” to its store. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 01, 2014 Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory disease triggered by deregulated Thymus-derived (T) cells, resulting inflammation and benign hyperplasia of keratinocytes within the skin. Manifestations of affected skin are red, thickened plaques with an overlying silver-white scale, which significantly...

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...

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...

2013-09-05 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...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'