Immune Disorder News

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3/30/2012
For Better Mouse Studies, Let Them Nest

Allowing mice to be more comfortable could improve outcomes, researchers say

3/29/2012
'Superinfected' Patients Give Clues to Fighting HIV

Women infected more than once from different partners can have stronger immune response

3/28/2012
Study Reveals Trigger That May Speed Melanoma Growth

Researchers identified molecule in tumors that suppresses immune system

3/28/2012
Early, Temporary HIV Treatment Can Postpone Long-Term Therapy

Study found giving antiretroviral drugs earlier in disease course can stabilize patients sooner

3/12/2012
Lost Hour of Sleep Over Weekend May Put Heart at Risk Monday

Expert warns of 10% increase in heart attack risk among those who don't prepare for lost sleep

3/7/2012
Woman's Recovery From Advanced Melanoma Could Help Guide Research

In rare case, her immune system was spurred to eliminate tumors even in distant sites, researchers say

3/7/2012
Transplant Procedure Creates 'Hybrid' Immune System to Combat Rejection

Bone marrow cell transfer possible way to prevent common problem with organ donation, preliminary study suggests

3/5/2012
Children With Asthma at Higher Risk for Shingles: Study

Painful skin condition typically strikes older adults, researchers note

3/5/2012
Smoke Exposure Late in Pregnancy Might Boost Baby's Eczema Risk

But study finds no raised risk for skin condition from exposure early in pregnancy or after birth

2/29/2012
Selenium Supplements May Help -- or Harm

Too much or too little of the mineral can hurt your health, evidence review finds

2/16/2012
Findings on HIV-Resistant Sex Workers May Help Vaccine Efforts

Study suggests blocking virus from entering the body is better

2/16/2012
Genome Map Might Help Save Tasmanian Devil From Extinction

Research may spur strategies to stop spread of facial cancer that threatens species

1/26/2012
Study Finds No Link Between HPV Vaccine and Autoimmune Disorders

No risk seen among nearly 190,000 Gardasil recipients in company-funded review

1/25/2012
Active Ingredient in Viagra Shrunk Disfiguring Growths in Kids

But, the finding is preliminary and the treatment is expensive, researchers note

1/24/2012
Common Household Chemicals Might Harm Kids' Immunity

Study found lower response to vaccines in those with higher levels of PFCs in their blood

1/23/2012
Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System

Conflict fires up molecules related to inflammation, researchers report

1/18/2012
Genes May Give Clues to Severe Form of Lupus

A DNA sequence known as an 'accelerator' might explain some aggressive cases, researchers say

1/17/2012
More Known About Proteins That Cause Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers say 'autoantibodies' can cause lupus, diabetes, arthritis

1/11/2012
Gene Research Sheds Light on Rare Immune Disease

One symptom, cold urticaria, is a potentially serious disorder triggered by exposure to low temperatures

12/20/2011
Severe Sepsis Can Harm the Immune System

Lab studies after death found evidence of decreased immune function

11/30/2011
Drug May Dampen Dangerous Side Effect of Stem Cell Transplants

Low doses of interleukin-2 eased most severe symptoms of graft-versus-host disease in cancer patients

11/11/2011
FDA Approves First Umbilical Cord Blood Product

Hemacord stem cell product sanctioned for certain blood cancers and related disorders

11/1/2011
Cancer Risk Doubles After Organ Transplant, Study Finds

But benefits still far outweigh the risk, say experts

10/25/2011
Obesity May Hinder Flu Shot's Effectiveness

Study found antibody levels dropped more over time among those who weighed more

10/12/2011
Research Sheds Light on Vitamin D's Role in Immunity

It may be key in protecting people from infections like tuberculosis, study shows

9/1/2011
Babies Born With Heart Disease Often Harmed by Gut Bacteria

Toxins that get into blood can affect organ function in these vulnerable children, study finds

8/25/2011
Thank Neanderthals for That Healthy Immune System, Scientists Say

Mixing of modern humans, Neanderthals and another relative may have passed on good genes

8/11/2011
New Bacteria Linked to Tattoo Infections

CDC investigation shows tap water used for ink was the culprit

7/20/2011
Scientists Close in on Origins of Psoriasis, Eczema

Rare cases where a patient has both conditions yield up crucial information

7/14/2011
Antibody Finding Might Help in Search for HIV Vaccine

Researchers find 'soldiers' of immune system keep AIDS virus from getting inside cells

7/12/2011
Contact Allergies Associated With Lower Rates of Some Cancers

Sensitivity to chemicals, metals may prime immune system against certain tumors, research suggests, but more study needed

7/6/2011
A Deadly New Reason to Avoid Deer Ticks

A little-known illness they're spreading can be fatal, especially to people with a weak immune system

6/1/2011
Can Removing Tonsils, Appendix Boost Early Heart Attack Risk?

Tonsillectomy, appendectomy before age 20 may slightly raise threat, study suggests

5/25/2011
CDC Report Shows Bacterial Meningitis Cases on the Decline

Vaccines have reduced disease rate in young but death rate remains unchanged

4/18/2011
Do Immune System Ills Help Drive Type 2 Diabetes?

Findings from mouse, human research suggest new insights on the blood sugar disease

3/17/2011
Shar-Pei Dogs Shed Light on Human Fever Syndromes

Same gene mutation may cause pooch's wrinkled skin, inflammatory disease in people: study

3/11/2011
Adults With HIV at Increased Risk of Bone Fractures, Study Finds

Annual fracture rates up to 3.69 times higher in HIV-infected patients, researchers say

3/10/2011
FDA Approves 1st New Lupus Drug in More Than 50 Years

Patients receiving Benlysta did far better than those receiving placebo, researchers found

2/7/2011
Low Sun Exposure, Vitamin D Levels May Be Tied to MS Risk

But experts caution against going overboard with sun and vitamin supplements

1/31/2011
New Oral Drugs Hailed for Treating MS

Next step, experts say, is to find ways to repair damage done by the disease

1/10/2011
Immune Disorders May Raise Blood Clot Risk in Hospitalized Patients

Those with conditions such as lupus appear more vulnerable, study suggests

12/20/2010
Psoriasis Linked to Raised Heart Risks

40% of study patients with skin disorder had factors such as diabetes, obesity

12/17/2010
Primate Immune System Differences Identified

Research may also help explain why chimpanzees don't routinely develop AIDS after HIV exposure

12/3/2010
Research Finds Not All HIV Affects Immune System Same Way

In some cases, virus has mutations that keep it from killing immune cells, study finds

11/30/2010
Toxins from Staph Bacteria Disrupt Immune System

'Superantigens' unleash a furious T-cell response, illness, say researchers

11/29/2010
Too Much Hygiene May Affect Immune System, Study Suggests

Antimicrobial used in many products such as soaps, toothpaste tied to raised allergy risks in kids

11/5/2010
Lupus Kidney Disorder Treatment Improved Over Decade: Review

Safer, more effective options available for patients with lupus nephritis, researchers say

11/4/2010
Protein Differences May Explain Long-Term HIV Control

Scientists say small variation keeps some infected patients healthy without medicine

10/29/2010
Kids With Psoriasis Often at Risk of Being Bullied: Survey

Among those who were picked on, teasing and exclusion were common, poll found

9/24/2010
Post-Op Pain May Be Due to Immune Reaction: Study

Nerve inflammation, not surgeon error, may be to blame, researchers say