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2009-12-09 10:47:07

The testing of DNA from a statewide blood screening program for newborns in Wisconsin was able to identify infants with T-cell lymphopenia, a blood disorder that affects the child's immune system, a disease in which early identification is important, according to a study in the December 9 issue of JAMA. Infants with severe T-cell lymphopenia (abnormally low level of white blood cells), including severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), often appear normal at birth and have no family history...

2008-07-25 18:00:00

Reducing stress can bolster the immune system in human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV-positive adults, U.S. researchers said. CD4+ T lymphocytes, or CD4 T cells, are the brains of the immune system, coordinating its activity when the body comes under attack. They are also the cells that are attacked by HIV -- the virus slowly eats away at CD4 T cells, weakening the immune system. But the immune systems of HIV/AIDS patients face another enemy as well -- stress, which can accelerate CD4 T...

2008-06-26 09:03:12

Cytheris SA, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on research and development of new therapies for immune modulation, today announced the publication of data from a phase 1 dose escalation study evaluating the effects of IL-7 therapy on human lymphocytes in subjects with non-hematologic, non-lymphoid cancer refractory to standard therapy. The results of this study, performed in collaboration with U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) investigators lead by Claude Sportes, Crystal...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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