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2014-02-28 13:40:24

University of Bonn: Skin inflammation following UV irradiation promotes cancer cell spread along blood vessels Melanoma is particularly dangerous because it can form metastases in vital organs such as the lungs, liver or brain. UV radiation is considered to be the most significant triggering factor. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University Hospital and the LIMES Institute of the University of Bonn has now discovered that sunburns contribute to the development of this...

2014-02-24 12:52:53

Sharon Parmet, University of Illinois at Chicago Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed a system for precisely delivering anti-inflammatory drugs to immune cells gone out of control, while sparing their well-behaved counterparts. Their findings were published online Feb. 23 in Nature Nanotechnology. The system uses nanoparticles made of tiny bits of protein designed to bind to unique receptors found only on neutrophils, a type of immune cell engaged in...

2014-01-17 11:26:22

New research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed – for the first time – how the condition Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) may be caused by a certain group of white blood cells called 'neutrophils'. GCA (also known as temporal arteritis) is a condition which causes severe inflammation in the blood vessels and primarily affects the elderly. GCA is initially treated with a six-month course of high-dose steroids. This study, published today in the journal Circulation Research, has...

2013-11-25 14:27:55

A ringside seat in the war against infection When golden staph enters our skin it can identify the key immune cells and 'nuke' our body's immune response. Now we know how, thanks to an international research group led by dermatologists from the Centenary Institute and the University of Sydney. Using state-of-the art microscopy techniques, the team identified the key immune cells that orchestrate the body's defenders against invading golden staph, and also how the bacteria can target...

Our Immune System May Actually Help Staph Bacteria Thrive: Study
2013-11-21 07:48:52

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Staphylococcus aureus, one of many strains of bacteria involved in Staph infections, is found in about 20 percent of all humans. Under normal conditions, the bacterium dwells harmlessly in the skin or nasal passages, occasionally causing food poisoning or mild skin infections. When it enters the bloodstream, however, it can be quite deadly, causing life-threatening illnesses such as meningitis or sepsis. One of the ways the...

2013-11-14 12:54:05

New knowledge of drug mechanism paves road to new treatment approaches for patients suffering from frequent bacterial infections 1. Scientists at A*STAR’s Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have discovered the exact mode of action by plerixafor, a drug commonly prescribed to stimulate immune responses in patients suffering from neutropenia, which causes them to become prone to oral, skin, genital infections and in worst cases, a fatal whole-body infection.  A better understanding of...

2013-11-14 00:20:06

New knowledge of drug mechanism paves road to new treatment approaches for patients suffering from frequent bacterial infectionsSingapore, Nov 14, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists at A*STAR's Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have discovered the exact mode of action by plerixafor, a drug commonly prescribed to stimulate immune responses in patients suffering from neutropenia, which causes them to become prone to oral, skin, genital infections and in worst cases, a...

2013-10-30 15:46:31

Abnormalities in particular white blood cells hold key to findings Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found a more accurate method to screen for bacterial meningococcal infection in its early stages, when it's hardest to detect. According to the researchers, the method for diagnosis could save lives by getting patients treatment earlier, when the infection is most treatable. While meningococcal infection is relatively rare, affecting approximately 2,500...

2013-07-10 19:27:25

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report the identification of a new cellular source for an important disease-fighting protein used in the body's earliest response to infection. The protein interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) keeps viruses from replicating and stimulates the immune system to produce other disease-fighting agents. Neutrophils, the newly identified cellular source of the protein, are the major component of the pus that forms around injured tissue. The...

2013-06-20 23:11:06

Treatment with recently identified molecule helps neutrophils travel to site of injury, may reduce sepsis, other complications Advances in emergency medicine and trauma surgery have had a significant impact on survival of patients in the days immediately after major injuries, including burns. Patients who survive the immediate aftermath of their injuries now are at greatest risk from infections — particularly the overwhelming, life-threatening immune reaction known as sepsis —...