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Archive for the ‘Immune System’ Category

Protein tag developed to aid in study of the immune system – Drug Target Review

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

A novel approach to better understand a basic defence mechanism of the immune system has been developed using the ISG15 protein which could lead to novel antimicrobial drugs.

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Can the keto diet help beat the flu? – Medical News Today

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Results of a new study in mice suggest that the body may be able to defeat the influenza virus if a person has the right sort of diet a ketogenic, or keto, diet. Infection with the influenza virus, better known as the flu, has accounted for 12,00061,000 deaths every year since 2010 in the United States, with an annual economic burden of $87.1 billion.

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Stem cells may trigger immune repair to mend hearts – BioNews

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

2 December 2019 Stem cell therapies may become redundant in repairing cardiac function after a heart attack, suggests a new study in mice. It showed how stem cell treatments can heal hearts by triggering an immune response which can be achieved by using a chemical instead. 'This work is paradigm-shifting because it demonstrates a mechanism to explain a perplexing phenomenon that has intrigued cardiologists as a result of decades of cardiac stem cell trials,' Dr Jonathan Epstein at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia told The Scientist.

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IFM Therapeutics Announces $55.5 Million Financing to Launch and Fund New Subsidiaries and Appointment of Dr. H. Martin Seidel as Chief Executive…

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

BOSTON, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --IFM Therapeutics (IFM), a privately-held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies that modulate novel targets in the innate immune system, today announced the closing of a $55.5 million financing and the launch of its third subsidiary, IFM Quattro, as well as a new incubator, IFM Discovery, both of which will be supported by a portion of the new funds raised. IFM Quattro and IFM Discovery will focus on developing next-generation small molecule immunotherapies for inflammatory diseases and cancers

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DR. ROACH | A flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu – St. Augustine Record

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Ty Hinton MondayDec2,2019at4:01AM Dear Dr. Roach: I've caught a flu.

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To Your Good Health: A flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu – Arizona Daily Star

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

DEAR DR. ROACH: Ive caught a flu

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Daily briefing: Authors of five seminal HIV/AIDS papers tell what happened next – Nature.com

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Daily briefing: Authors of five seminal HIV/AIDS papers tell what happened next   Nature.com

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Accelerating personalized animal immunotherapy research – SelectScience

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Ferris El-tayyeb discusses the challenges of animal oncology, the lab equipment helping to accelerate progress towards personalized immunotherapies, and his hopes for the future For decades, cell counting has been a fundamental lab technique performed in a variety of research fields. Traditionally performed manually using a brightfield microscope, the process can be laborious and human error can cause data to be inaccurate. As labs have streamlined processes and technology has advanced, new equipment has been introduced to enable faster, easier and more reliable results for cell counting.

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Be good to your gut – India Today

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

At a health workshop titled The Happy Gut, nutritionist Rebekah Blank explained rather jovially how all diseases begin in the gut.

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World AIDS Day 2019: 37.9M people worldwide were living with HIV at the end of 2018 – USA TODAY

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

When HIV exploded in the 1980s, scientists had no idea what was making patients so sick. So, what have scientists figured out since then?

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The ketogenic diet may help fight against the flu – Big Think

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet might not just be good for your waistline; it could also keep you healthy this flu season. Yale University researchers discovered that mice who were fed a ketogenic diet were better at fighting off flu infections that those fed a high-carb diet instead

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First-in-kind Human 3-dimensional Models of Parkinson’s Disease and Progressive Multiple Sclerosis Launching to the International Space Station -…

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Stem Cell Foundation (NSCF) announced today that research teams from Aspen Neuroscience and the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute will send a first-in-kind study of neurodegenerative disease to the International Space Station (ISS) on the nineteenth SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-19) mission, scheduled to launch December 4th from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is the second space flight for the research teams

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What To Eat When You Have a Cold – theLoop

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Sponsored Post With the cold and flu season upon us, there are other protective measures we can take beyond just regularly washing our hands. Food is powerful medicine that can kick our immune systems into gear, both to fend off viruses as well as reduce the severity and duration of symptoms such as congestion, sore throat and fatigue

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Study: For babies born with HIV, start treatment right away – amNY

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

When babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is better than waiting even the few weeks to months thats the norm in many countries, researchers reported Wednesday. The findings, from a small but unique study in Botswana, could influence care in Africa and other regions hit hard by the virus

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MS Risk Linked to Herpes Virus 6A and Not More Common 6B, Study Suggests – Multiple Sclerosis News Today

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Human herpesvirus 6A (HHV-6A), but not awidespread variant of the virus called HHV-6B, could be one of the root causes of multiple sclerosis (MS), new research suggests. Compared to healthy people, those with MS show greater numbers of antibodies to HHV-6A viruses, reflecting greater exposure to this type of infection and suggesting a link to this disease

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Colby Cosh: Barbarous right-wing cost-chopping … pioneered by the B.C. NDP? – National Post

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

My New Democratic MLA, David Shepherd, was in the local paper Monday morning. Davids a pleasant fella, and I always feel awkward exposing Edmonton news items like worn-out ginch to a national audience, but he has presented an example of something that happens all across the country, all the time, and that ideally wouldnt, or shouldnt

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Humans and autoimmune diseases continue to evolve together – Medical News Today

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

The ability to fight disease is a driving force in human survival. Inflammation has emerged as a key weapon in this process. As pathogens change and evolve, the immune system adapts to keep up.

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Who needs the flu vaccine? | Valley Health – Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

The burden of flu on our society is tremendous The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9.3 million 49.0 million illnesses, between 140,000 960,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 79,000 deaths annually since 2010. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older should get an influenza (flu) vaccine every year, with rare exceptions. The primary reason to not get the flu vaccine is an allergy to one of the components of the vaccine (for example gelatin) or an allergy to eggs (because the virus is raised in eggs)

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Boston docs: Early treatment helps African babies with HIV – Boston Herald

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Early treatment with antiretroviral therapy, an HIV drug not usually administered right after birth, can help babies born with the virus that infects 300-500 infants in sub-Saharan Africa every day, Boston doctors have determined.

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HIV, my baby and me: ‘I was 17 years old when I was diagnosed’ – BBC News

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Media playback is unsupported on your device "People will judge me, but I'd just say walk a mile in my shoes." Jane, not her real name, was 17 years old when she was diagnosed with HIV. "I'd only slept with one person when I got HIV, I know people will hear that and think it's a sob story, but it's the truth," she told BBC News NI

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