Immune Disorder News

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4/26/2006
Cell Therapy Might Boost Babies' Immune Response

Stimulating a specific receptor may give newborns added defenses, study finds

4/16/2006
Warmer Weather Brings Wheezing, Sneezing

Springtime is prime time for allergic asthma, experts warn

4/15/2006
Experts Push for Rosacea Awareness

The troubling facial skin condition affects millions

4/14/2006
New Bacterium Arises in Immune-Deficient Patients

It's the first time this class of pathogens has caused illness in humans, experts say

3/23/2006
'Smart Bomb' Anti-Cancer Therapy Shows Promise

Tumor-killing virus hides in immune cells to target malignancy

3/1/2006
Strong Immune System May Protect Women From Loneliness-Linked lllness

Rat study showed males have much weaker responses after prolonged isolation

2/23/2006
Weakened Immune System May Cause Crohn's Disease

Finding runs counter to conventional wisdom, and researchers found Viagra helped

1/31/2006
Stem Cell Transplant Fights Lupus

It's a last resort for patients who aren't helped by other treatments

1/9/2006
New Clue for Smoking's Impact on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Habit activates genetic condition, sending immune system into overdrive, study finds

12/2/2005
Protein Helps Spur Rheumatoid Arthritis

The finding might lead to new drugs against the crippling disease

11/23/2005
Drug Fights Lupus-Linked Kidney Disease

CellCept could be the first drug approved for lupus in over 30 years, researchers say

11/10/2005
Flu Vaccine Should Be Plentiful: CDC Chief

But local officials are reporting shortages

11/2/2005
Cancer Drug Could Fight Scleroderma

Researchers also uncover important clues to the disease's origins

10/21/2005
Mechanism Behind Autoimmune Diseases Found

Triggering of harmful immune B cells starts inflammatory process, researchers say

10/13/2005
TB Vaccine Treats Disease, Wards Off Infection

Before new data, experts weren't sure the shot kept kids from getting infected

9/28/2005
Marrow Transplant Technique May Help Blood Cancer Patients

In small study, new approach rendered the procedure much less toxic

9/27/2005
Discovery Could Boost Type 1 Diabetes Care

Researchers spot key player in success of transplanted insulin-producing cells

9/23/2005
Boosting Immune Response Could Fight Cancer

An HIV therapy might also improve vaccination effectiveness, experts say

9/22/2005
Scientists Spot Treatment Target for Severe Asthma

Curbing immune system compound could ease symptoms, study finds

9/20/2005
Scientist Discover New Immune Mechanism

Cells use tiny tunnels to communicate during inflammatory response

9/10/2005
Give Hay Fever the Heave-Ho This Fall

Allergy-plagued can defend themselves against ragweed, experts say

9/8/2005
Food Coloring May Suppress Immune System

The finding might lead to new drugs to aid organ transplants, study suggests

9/8/2005
Drug Could Cut Heart Surgery Risks

Researchers hope pexelizumab can prevent dangerous immune response

8/24/2005
Gene Discovery Gives Clues to Immune Dysfunction

Material called RNA plays key role in the body's defenses, researchers say

8/23/2005
Study: Older Siblings at No Higher MS Risk

Finding challenges long-held theory that birth order plays role

7/1/2005
Immune Cells' Infection-Fighting Secrets Revealed

Discoveries could bring treatments that fight harmful bugs

6/30/2005
Symptomless Liver Disorder Can Go Untreated

Study suggests waiting until autoimmune hepatitis develops further

6/29/2005
Transplant Drug Has Good, Bad Side

Daclizumab lowers rejection in heart patients but raises infection dangers

6/21/2005
Aging Stem Cells Linked to Leukemia in Elderly

Study found they increased risk of infection, disease

6/17/2005
Green Tea May Protect Against Autoimmune Diseases

Tea compound suppressed immune-cell activity in skin and salivary glands

6/16/2005
Ear Infection Vaccine Effort Underway

Human trials expected within a year, organizers say

5/18/2005
Babies at Celiac Disease Risk Should Wait for Wheat

Timing of first gluten in diet could help ward off the illness

5/5/2005
Gene Marker May Improve Lupus Care

Sicker patients express certain genes at higher level, study finds

4/27/2005
Key Player in Inflammation Found

Protein stops autoimmune response before damage is done

4/13/2005
Electricity Delivers Gene to Fight Melanoma

New trial will use mild shock to open skin pores, mobilize immune system

4/7/2005
Epstein-Barr Virus May Boost Lupus Risk in Blacks

Genetic differences can also play a role, study finds

4/7/2005
Skin Problems Common With Certain Arthritis Drugs

In study, many discontinued using TNF-alpha blocker medications

4/7/2005
Early Arthritis Gives Clues to Treatment

First stage of rheumatoid disease differs from later stages, study finds

3/29/2005
Less May Be More in Treating Early HIV

Fewer people discontinue treatment with milder regimen

3/26/2005
Call for Volunteers for Rheumatic Disease Research

People with arthritis, fibromylagia, lupus urged to provide data on their illness

3/16/2005
Immune System May Help Fuel 'Meth' Binges

Increasing tolerance for the drug means users need more to stay high, study finds

3/2/2005
New Clues to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Two proteins fight ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease

2/25/2005
Viruses are Vaccines' New Anti-Cancer Weapon

They prime the immune system to attack malignant cells, scientists say

2/24/2005
Ibuprofen Controversy Continues After Pain Drug Hearings

Group says some children suffer rare, deadly syndrome after taking it

2/4/2005
Japan OKs Enbrel For Rheumatoid Arthritis

The drug quiets a key inflammatory compound

2/4/2005
Scientists Get Handle on Kaposi's Sarcoma

Herpes virus infects body before cancer takes hold

1/28/2005
Smallpox Vaccine Risky for Some

People with skin conditions, immune disorders susceptible

1/26/2005
Drug Fails Against Autoimmune Disease

Etanercept offers no benefit for people with Wegener's

1/25/2005
Genetic Technique Bolsters Immune Cells to Battle Cancer

Scientists prompted them to aggressively attack malignancies

1/13/2005
Intestinal Immune Cell Network Discovered

Could lead to new vaccines, treatments for disease, researchers say