Immune Disorder News

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

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

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

8/7/2007
Many Kids With Private Insurance Missing Vaccinations

Plans may not cover a particular shot or its administration, study finds

8/3/2007
Scientists Probe How HIV Infection Turns Into AIDS

They've devised a new model that could point to better drug targets

7/26/2007
Fish Oil May Help Keep Inflammation at Bay

It cuts down on a key inflammatory chemical, study finds

7/19/2007
One Billion People Don't Get Enough Vitamin D

Expert suggests recommended daily intake be boosted to help prevent disease

7/5/2007
New Combo Drug Therapies Prove Effective Against HIV

Etravirine, darunavir prove their mettle in phase 3 trials

6/28/2007
CDC Panel Recommends Meningitis Vaccine for All Teens

New guideline includes children from 11 through 18 years of age

6/22/2007
Genes Raise Post-Vaccination Fever Risk

Findings apply to the smallpox shot, and perhaps other vaccines, too

6/19/2007
Immune System Protein Tied to Weight Loss

Mice without interleukin-18 quickly got fat, study found

6/14/2007
Vitamin A Compound Could Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mouse study shows retinoic acid can ease inflammation

6/13/2007
Study Rates New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

Abatacept, rituximab and tocilizumab may offer patients new options, experts say

5/18/2007
Sick, Sleepless Flies Give Clues to Human Immune Function

Work illuminates sleep's role in battling infection

5/11/2007
Scientists Find Clues to AIDS-Linked Cancer

Kaposi's sarcoma relies on key bits of genetic material, experts say

4/27/2007
MS Now Striking Women Much More Often Than Men

Growing disparity may give clues to underlying causes, research suggests

4/25/2007
Vitamin A May Boost Vaccine Effectiveness in Kids

This could greatly benefit children in developing world, researchers say

4/17/2007
Breast Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

It spurred immune system to kill tumors in mice, researchers say

4/4/2007
Immune System 'Killer' T-Cells May Not Be Key to Asthma

New study contradicts previous research, experts say

3/21/2007
Scientists Pinpoint Gene Behind Autoimmune Diseases

'Hot signal' on chromosome 17 could be target for therapies against lupus, other disorders

3/6/2007
Flu Shot Cuts Kids' Infection Risk in Half

CDC study findings back government guidelines on who should get the shots.

2/3/2007
Workouts Add Muscle to the Flu Shot

Arm exercises beforehand boost immune responses to the vaccine, study shows

1/26/2007
Study Spots Protein That Helps Body Clear Dead Cells

Finding shows how fat controls inflammation that can lead to many disease processes

1/22/2007
Skin Patch May Boost Alzheimer Vaccine Safety

Dangerous reaction soured scientists on injectable version, but patch offers new hope

1/22/2007
Scientists Spot Key Autoimmune Disease Genes

Discovery could unlock secrets to lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, even cancer, experts say

1/17/2007
Parasite Infection Might Ease Multiple Sclerosis

The bugs may alter immune response in a beneficial way, researchers say

1/10/2007
Delaying AIDS Treatment After Birth May Help Infected Moms

Six-month wait for nevirapine use could lessen resistance to antiretroviral therapy

1/8/2007
New Test Spots Drug Resistance in HIV Patients

Could help doctors decide which medications are best in each case

12/29/2006
Gene-Altered Mouse a Boon to Rheumatoid Arthritis Research

Animal model closely mirrors disease progression in humans, experts say

12/27/2006
'On/Off ' Switch Controls Immune Defenses Against Viruses

Finding may offer new target for drugs to fight illnesses from West Nile to common cold

12/12/2006
Drug Combo Aids Multiple Myeloma Patients

Trial shows bortezomib and lenalidomide are better therapy together than when used individually

12/8/2006
HIV-Infected Intestinal Immune Cells Never Rebound

Levels remain low despite years of treatment, study finds

12/7/2006
Rheumatoid Arthritis More Stubborn in Women

Remission is much less likely than in male patients, study finds

11/27/2006
Colon Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise

Scientist used an antibody from a cancer-resilient patient

11/9/2006
Anemone, Shrub Compounds Battle Rheumatoid Arthritis

Extracts may also help curb type 1 diabetes, researchers say

11/3/2006
Immune Proteins Give Clues to Cystic Fibrosis

Three show up in CF patients in unique way, researchers say

10/27/2006
Curry Ingredient May Help Fight Alzheimer's

Curcumin spurs immune cells to 'eat up' brain plaques, early study shows

9/26/2006
Heavy Drinking May Speed Progression to AIDS

Alcohol abuse accelerated time to end-stage disease by a factor of 2.5

9/20/2006
Drug May Prove a New Weapon Against Psoriasis

Anti-inflammatory pimecrolimus performs well in trial

9/19/2006
Weak Immunity May Drive Tough-to-Treat Sinusitis

For small group of patients, drugs and surgery don't work

9/14/2006
Cancer Drug Gleevec May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Mouse study suggests it might fight a range of autoimmune illnesses

9/14/2006
More Kids of All Races Getting Their Shots

Three-fourths of U.S. children have received 6 key vaccines, CDC says

8/18/2006
Many U.S. Kids Not Getting Timely Vaccinations

Delay leaves children open to many preventable diseases, experts say

8/11/2006
Immune Cell Insights Could Fight Arthritis, Lupus

Researchers pinpoint birthplace of regulatory T cells

8/3/2006
HIV/AIDS Therapy Still Effective 10 Years On

HAART treatment lowers risk of AIDS and death, but increase in tuberculosis a concern, studies find

7/7/2006
Stem Cells Transformed Into Immune Cells

But researchers stress that lab results may take years to duplicate in humans

7/4/2006
Scientists Turn Stem Cells Into Disease-Fighting T-Cells

Achievement could be a milestone for AIDS research, they say

6/26/2006
Tuesday Is HIV Testing Day Across U.S.

It's a chance to get free, confidential testing and counseling

6/22/2006
Cigarette Smoke Makes Allergy Symptoms Worse

Immune antibody levels soared in allergic individuals, study found