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Immune Cells Mistake Heart Attacks for Viral Infections

A study led by Kevin King, a bioengineer and physician at the University of California San Diego, has found that the immune system plays a surprising role in the aftermath of heart attacks. The research could lead to new therapeutic strategies for heart disease The team, which also includes researchers from the Center for Systems

Newcastle Children’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit discover new treatment

Photo:Newcastle’s Children’s Bone Marrow Transplant Unit have discovered a pioneering new treatment to tackle complications that can arise from stem cell transplants. The new procedure will tackle GVHD, an often fatal complication of stem cell transplantation, when the transplanted cells attack the patient. The breakthrough came after all typical treatments for GVHD on a child

June 17th, 2016|Categories: General News|Tags: , , |

Compound Found in Red Wine Causes Conflicting Changes in Dogs’ Immune Systems

Resveratrol research in dogs could eventually lead to treatments in humans Aug. 24, 2015 Nathan Hurst   COLUMBIA, Mo. – Resveratrol, a compound found commonly in grape skins and red wine, has been shown to have several potentially beneficial effects on health, including cardiovascular health, stroke prevention and cancer treatments. However, scientists do not yet

Killing Cancer

Mar 29 CBS CORRESPONDENT Scott Pelle 60 Minutes follows brain cancer patients in a Duke University clinical trial of a therapy that uses a re-engineered polio virus to kill cancer cells Editor's Note: For more information on the Duke University polio trial or other brain cancer trials, click here or call 919-684-5301 The following script is from

Breakthrough Research at UH May Lead to Novel Natural-Derived Lupus Treatment

Bio News Texas, by Leonore Mateus Ferrara ~ September 23, 2014 A new treatment for lupus may have been discovered by a group of biomedical engineers from the University of Houston (UH) in Texas, who have developed a drug that, unlike the current treatments for the disease, does not have a long list of side

Study reveals how Ebola blocks immune system

Washington University in St. Louis, by Michael C. Purdy ~ August 13, 2014 The Ebola virus, in the midst of its biggest outbreak on record, is a master at evading the body’s immune system. But researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and elsewhere have learned one way the virus dodges the

New Center Aims to Use Immune System to Fight Cancer, Other Diseases

A time-of-flight mass cytometer is the centerpiece of the new Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs, a center that helps scientists use the immune system to fight cancer and infection. Pictured are Olga Malkova, PhD; Stephen Oh, MD, PhD; Michael Diamond, MD, PhD; Robert Schreiber, PhD, center director; and Wayne Yokoyama, MD. Photo by

Immune cells may heal an injured heart

Washington University in St. Louis, By Julia Evangelou Strait ~ January 16, 2014 The immune system plays an important role in the heart’s response to injury. But until recently, confusing data made it difficult to distinguish the immune factors that encourage the heart to heal following a heart attack, for example, from those that lead