Immune Disorder News

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7/21/2009
Immune System Gene Discovery Sheds Light on Staph Infections

Findings could lead to better therapies for severe forms of the disease

7/20/2009
New Alzheimer's Treatment Could Be on the Horizon

Potential of immune system treatment is 'exciting,' expert says

7/13/2009
Immune Response May Speed AIDS Progression in Women

More research needed to determine how gender affects body's reaction to HIV

7/6/2009
Autism May Be Linked to Mom's Autoimmune Disease

Possible causes of disorder should now include celiac disease, study suggests

7/2/2009
C-Section Stress Could Alter Baby's Immune Cells

And that might raise odds for diabetes, asthma later on, researchers say

7/1/2009
Possible Gene Regions for Schizophrenia Located

Immune function genes also in the same area, researchers say

5/4/2009
Researcher IDs Narcolepsy as Autoimmune Disease

Discovery of 2 gene variants that kill off protective hormone could lead to new treatments

4/9/2009
Psoriasis Drug Raptiva Pulled From U.S. Market

Drug manufacturer acts after link found to rare brain infection

2/24/2009
Ailment Linked to Pigs May Reveal Keys to Other Disorders

Scientists hope to learn how autoimmune diseases are triggered

2/19/2009
FDA Warns Users on Psoriasis Drug

Three have died from rare brain infection while taking Raptiva, officials report in health advisory

2/12/2009
Drug Reduces Inflammatory Arthritis Symptoms, Lesions

Ustekinumab effective for those who don't respond to current treatments, study finds

1/28/2009
Childhood Stress Compromises Immune System

Early emotional environment a key to later physical health, study says

12/22/2008
Scientists Discover Trigger for Autoimmune Diseases

Self-attacking, dormant cells switch 'on' in those with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis

12/4/2008
Mom's Cells Prime Fetal Immune System

Process prevents growing baby from rejecting the mother, researchers find

11/12/2008
Way to Rescue Tired Immune Cells Fighting HIV Found

Discovery of pathway could lead to new treatments, researchers say

10/21/2008
One-Quarter of Biologic Drugs Have Had Safety Issues

International analysis finds 11% issued 'black box' warnings by FDA

10/13/2008
Early Treatment Benefits Newfound Brain Disorder

Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis with tumor causes psychosis, memory problems, study says

10/3/2008
Protein in Spinal Fluid May Contribute to MS: Study

Higher levels of immune molecule might inhibit cells' ability to fight inflammation

9/4/2008
FDA Demands Tougher Warnings on Immunosuppressive Drugs

Officials want stronger labeling about fungal infection risk

8/7/2008
B Cells Can Act Alone in Autoimmune Diseases

Finding points to new interventions to control body's attack on its own healthy tissue

8/1/2008
Immune System Protein Predicts Toxic Shock Survival

Finding may enable investigators to screen lower risk patients from trials of new therapies

7/25/2008
Spleen Key Player in Brain's Infection-Fighting Messages

Understanding connection to control immune response may boost sepsis treatment, study says

7/24/2008
Smokers Struck by Influenza Face Higher Mortality Rates

Cigarette compounds mimicking viral components caused more severe airway damage in mice

6/20/2008
Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Boosts Melanoma Incidence

Patients treated with methotrexate had a threefold increased risk of disease, report says

6/19/2008
Autoimmune Disease Treatment May Not Dampen Immune System

Targeting a key protein might reap rewards for people with asthma, MS, scientists say

5/28/2008
Scientists Break Into HIV 'Hideout'

Vault for antibodies provides shelter for virus out of reach of drugs

5/16/2008
Study Details Look at Immune Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

Findings may help efforts to develop new ways to treat the disease

4/29/2008
Researchers Tackle HIV From a New Angle

Protein on human immune cell may be key to stopping infection

4/15/2008
Pill Reduces Relapses in MS Patients

First oral drug could benefit many with the autoimmune disease, researchers say

4/11/2008
T-Cell Duplication Delayed Up to 3 Days After Infection

Finding challenges conventional theory on how immune system responds to invaders

4/3/2008
Eating Less May Hinder Immune System

Study with deer mice found reducing food intake 30% decreased infection-fighting cells

4/1/2008
Scientists Uncover How HIV Hides Inside Cells

Study says protein helps virus conceal itself from body's defenses

2/27/2008
Health Tip: Canker Sores

Who's more likely to get them

2/26/2008
Adult Stem Cells Help Those With Immune Disorders, Heart Disease

Analysis of studies finds modest benefit with both conditions

2/22/2008
Aggressive Therapy for Crohn's Disease Produces Better Outcomes

International study found remission occurred faster, more often with immunosuppressive drugs

2/22/2008
Stimulating Thymus Reactivates T-Cell Production

Finding may provide benefit for HIV, bone marrow transplantation patients

2/19/2008
Combo Treatment Best for Melanoma, Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Vaccine plus antibody therapy also produced milder side effects, study finds

2/14/2008
Overabundance of Immune Cells Might Trigger Lupus

Study spots overactivity of genes that prevent cell death in those with autoimmune disease

1/25/2008
Newer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Lower Production of B Cells

Though millions take Enbrel, Humira, Remicade, mechanism behind medications was unclear

1/18/2008
Immune Therapy May Help Some Heart Failure Patients

But it's nowhere near ready for general use, experts caution

12/5/2007
Night Shift Work May Heighten Risk for Cancer

Expert panel to add it to list of 'probable' causes of malignancy

11/14/2007
Breast-Feeding Cuts Food Allergy Risk

Other studies yield insights into these types of allergens, experts say

11/1/2007
Scientists Spot Dog Fur Color Gene

This canine insight could help humans, team says

10/5/2007
Mouse Study Gives Clues to Colitis

A key immune deficiency can spur the disease, researchers say

9/28/2007
Better Lupus Treatments on the Horizon

New technologies are giving patients reason for hope, experts say

9/26/2007
Scientists Spot Key to Kidney Transplant Success

A tough-to-detect antibody explains why even 'matched' organs get rejected

9/26/2007
Kids' Vaccine Ingredient Not Likely Linked to Neurological Problems

CDC study finds no clear association between thimerosal, mental woes

9/19/2007
Tissue-Growth Gene Tied to Scleroderma

Finding is a step towards treating the autoimmune disorder

9/19/2007
Genetic Cause of Rare Immune Disorder Discovered

Job's syndrome causes boils, inflamed skin, bone abnormalities and pneumonia

8/17/2007
Scientists Probe Sepsis' Deadly Secrets

Inflammatory condition is 10th leading killer in United States, experts say