Immune Disorder News

Date Posted
Article Title
9/10/2003
New Drug May Treat More Than One Disease

First developed for rare genetic disorder, it may fight cancer, autoimmune diseases

8/29/2003
Meditation Boosts Immune System

Those who did it for eight weeks had more antibodies to flu vaccine

8/22/2003
Study to Pit Antibody Against Breast Cancer

Researchers will test use of it for treatment of recurring disease

8/20/2003
HIV and Cannabis May Mix After All

Study says short-term medical marijuana use safe for people with HIV

7/31/2003
Hope for Babies Born Without Immune Systems

Thymus transplant helps them generate T-cells, study says

5/29/2003
Gene Mutation Helps Some With HIV

May play role in whether someone develops full-blown disease

5/21/2003
Interleukin an Ally to Chemotherapy

Protein fragment in immunotherapy drug increases effectiveness of treatment

5/20/2003
Finding Clues to Rheumatic Diseases

National study looking for 400 families with twins or close siblings

5/9/2003
Nerve Cell Receptor Linked to Bowel Disease

Duke researchers prevent colitis in rat experiments

4/28/2003
Staph's Deadly Method of Attack

Study reveals how common hospital infection dismantles immune response

3/16/2003
Tired to the Max -- And Then Some

Chronic fatigue syndrome may get new name to reflect scope of illness

3/9/2003
Primary Immunodeficiency: A Potential Killer

New campaign seeks to boost awareness of the disorder

2/3/2003
Fighting West Nile Virus

Scientists find antibodies that play key role in keeping disease at bay

1/31/2003
New Hope for Childhood Anemias

Partial spleen removal helps children with congenital disease

1/24/2003
Transplant Drug May Fight Lupus, Cancer

Anti-rejection medication may dampen dangerous immune response

1/17/2003
Watch Out for PI

Campaign starts to increase awareness about dangerous childhood disease

1/15/2003
New Clue to Outlook for Ovarian Cancer

Presence of T-cells in tumors greatly improves odds for patient, study finds

12/9/2002
Anorexia, Bulimia May Be Autoimmune Disorders

Preliminary finding could alter treatment and perception of the eating disorders

11/4/2002
Chronic Stress Beats Down Immune System

Study finds it can make you vulnerable to illness

10/21/2002
'Cocktail' Could Combat Leukemia

In the lab, it strengthens fighting power of T-cells

10/7/2002
Cholesterol Drugs May Treat Multiple Sclerosis

Study finds statins blunt immune attack

10/7/2002
Battling Back AIDS

Study looks at why some immune systems can fight off spread of virus

10/4/2002
Gene Therapy Defended Despite New Setback

Side effect in French boy triggers suspension of four studies

9/25/2002
A Rare Find Concerning Cell Death

Rare disorder offers new information about immune system

8/9/2002
Dirt and Dust Arm You Against Allergies

Cleanliness, antibiotics may cheat developing immune system, study says

7/29/2002
Morning Exercise Could Increase Infection Risk

Study finds the a.m. workout could suppress your immune system

6/21/2002
Looking at Disease in a New Way

Scientists think many autoimmune diseases act same way, respond to same drugs

6/10/2002
Cellular Recall

Cells protect you long after exposure to a virus

5/24/2002
Ginseng's New Powers

Berry extract now shows promise in treatment of diabetes and obesity

5/22/2002
Understanding Scleroderma

Painful autoimmune disease plays havoc with skin

5/10/2002
Should You Bank Your Baby's Blood?

Umbilical cord rich in stem cells, but saving it may be waste of money

4/8/2002
Pesticide Chemical Leaves Immune System Helpless

Lab study shows crop chemical debilitates human killer cells

2/11/2002
Depression Weakens Immune Systems of Seniors

Even mild cases can make the elderly susceptible to disease

1/24/2002
Childbirth Hormone Yields Secrets

Researchers find more receptors and more roles for relaxin

1/24/2002
Early Stem Cell Therapy Cures 'Bubble Boy' Disease

Transplant in first month of life nearly guarantees survival

10/31/2001
Clotting Aid May Cause Complications Later

Repeated use in surgeries leads to immune-system problems

8/26/2001
Scleroderma Registry Could Boost Research

Sponsors hope to pinpoint possible genetic link

8/24/2001
Immune Disorder Advocates Attack New Movie

Critics say Bubble Boy makes light of immunodeficiency disease

7/14/2001
Polio-Chronic Fatigue Link Explored

Study to probe childhood 'grippe' connection to syndrome