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2011-08-20 07:00:00

SeraCare announced the addition of Cryo-M Human Monocytes and Cryo-T4 Human CD4+ T-Cells to its AccuCell® Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell (PBMC) portfolio. Milford, MA (PRWEB) August 20, 2011 SeraCare Life Sciences, a global life sciences company providing vital products and services to facilitate the discovery, development and production of human diagnostics and therapeutics, announced it has expanded its cellular product line with the addition of Cryo-M Human Monocytes and Cryo-T4...

2011-05-11 19:14:07

McGill research team found 2 distinct disease-causing mutations and saved a baby girl About two years ago, Dr. Philippe Gros, a McGill University professor in the Department of Biochemistry and a Principal Investigator in thd McGill Life Sciences Complex, described a mouse mutant that was immunodeficient and hypersensitive to the Bacille Calmette-Gu©rin (BCG) vaccine and to tuberculosis (TB). In this model, Gros's team had found that the immunodeficiency was caused by a mutation in a...

2010-11-10 13:56:14

Dendritic cells, known to be the prime movers of the body's immune response, are still notoriously difficult to study in humans. Samples, which come primarily from bone marrow or lymphoid tissue, are simply too difficult to obtain. But new research at Rockefeller University has shown scientists a way to study "authentic" dendritic cells from mouse monocytes, which are abundant in the blood, a much more accessible source in humans. The discovery, published last week in Cell, promises to...

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2010-04-16 12:38:03

An increase in the release of monocytes from bone marrow into the bloodstream predicts how rapidly AIDS develops in monkeys and the magnitude of monocyte turnover correlates with the severity of brain disease in AIDS, Boston College researchers report in the current edition of the online journal PLoS Pathogens. The researchers report the first observation within AIDS of a marker in blood or plasma exclusive to monocytes, which underscores the relationship between innate immune response and...

2010-03-08 13:24:21

Investigators have developed a new mathematical approach to analyze molecular data derived from complex mixtures of immune cells. This approach, when combined with well-established techniques, readily identifies changes in small samples of human whole blood, and has the potential to distinguish between health and disease states. Led by Mark Davis, Ph.D., and Atul Butte, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University, Calif., the team of investigators received support from the National Institute of...

2009-12-02 10:17:20

The right kind of stress response in the operating room could lead to quicker recovery for patients after knee surgery, according to a new study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers. The results could be used to develop methods for predicting how well patients will fare after they leave the hospital. The study, conducted with colleagues at Yale University and to be published Dec. 1 in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, found that patients whose immune systems...

2009-10-13 08:00:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ThermoGenesis Corp. (Nasdaq: KOOL), a leading supplier of innovative products for processing and storing adult stem cells, said today its Res-Q(TM) 60 BMC ("Res-Q") System has demonstrated positive outcomes in its initial applications, according to its orthopedic distribution partner Celling Technologies, a subsidiary of SpineSmith, LLC. In a press release issued by Celling Technologies yesterday, Dr. Mustasim Rumi of Round Rock...

2009-07-30 13:15:00

BEDFORD, Mass., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- VisEn Medical Inc., a leader in fluorescence in vivo imaging from research through medicine, announced today that scientists reporting in the July 31 issue of SCIENCE have discovered a key disease-related biologic pathway using an integrated and innovative array of in vitro readouts and advanced in vivo imaging technologies. The newly reported biologic pathway relates to monocyte deployment from the spleen to inflammatory sites, including myocardial...

2009-07-30 13:52:31

It takes a spleen to mend a broken heart "“ that's the conclusion of a surprising new report from researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Systems Biology, directed by Ralph Weissleder, MD, PhD. In the July 31 issue of Science the team reports how, in following up an intriguing observation, they discovered an unexpected reservoir of the immune cells called monocytes in the spleen and went on to show that these cells are essential to recovery of cardiac tissue...

2009-07-15 12:40:04

University of California-Los Angeles scientists say they've created a blood test that might help predict a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. UCLA scientists said they discovered a way to measure the amount of amyloid beta that is being absorbed by immune cells in the blood. Amyloid beta forms the plaques considered the hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers said that if the blood test indicates a person's immune system isn't adequately clearing amyloid beta, that...


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