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Cytokine is a substance that is made by cells of the immune system. Some cytokines can boost the immune response and others can suppress it. Cytokines can also be made in the laboratory by recombinant DNA technology and used in the treatment of various diseases, including cancer.

Scientists receive federal grant to track how multi-walled carbon nanotubes interact with human cells

Scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas have received a federal grant to investigate how tiny carbon structures used in the manufacture of many everyday products might affect human health. [More]
Scientists lay groundwork for understanding immune responses in Lyme disease patients

Scientists lay groundwork for understanding immune responses in Lyme disease patients

A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University researchers has laid the groundwork for understanding how variations in immune responses to Lyme disease can contribute to the many different outcomes of this bacterial infection seen in individual patients. A report on the work appears online April 16 in PLOS One. [More]
Concise analysis of cancer drug delivery markets

Concise analysis of cancer drug delivery markets

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qxfqmk/drug_delivery_in) has announced the addition of a new report "Drug Delivery in Cancer - Technologies, Markets and Companies" to their offering. [More]

Staging model, biomarker proposed for bipolar disorder

Researchers have proposed a model of early and late staging for patients with bipolar disorder according to functioning, number of episodes, age at onset and the time elapsed since first episode. [More]
Japanese mushroom extract active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) may have role in prevention HPV-related cancers

Japanese mushroom extract active hexose correlated compound (AHCC) may have role in prevention HPV-related cancers

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Research on diverse health benefits of oats in protecting heart

Research on diverse health benefits of oats in protecting heart

Eleven top scientists from around the globe presented the latest findings on the powerful compounds found in oats in a scientific session titled, Physicochemical Properties and Biological Functionality of Oats, at the 247th Annual Conference of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, TX [More]
Low-dose oral interferon may reduce risk of HCV relapse in patients with mild liver fibrosis

Low-dose oral interferon may reduce risk of HCV relapse in patients with mild liver fibrosis

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection can lead to serious diseases such as cirrhosis and cancer of the liver, so viral clearance and prevention of relapse are important treatment goals. [More]
New study shows increase in certain macrophages may lead to therapeutic targets for Crohn's disease

New study shows increase in certain macrophages may lead to therapeutic targets for Crohn's disease

​For those coping with Crohn's disease, a new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology offers hope for the development of new and more effective drugs. In the report, scientists show for the first time, precisely what type of immune cells are involved in driving the inflammation process in the disease. [More]
Scientists map key elements of immune overreaction triggered by influenza virus infection

Scientists map key elements of immune overreaction triggered by influenza virus infection

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have mapped key elements of a severe immune overreaction—a "cytokine storm"—that can both sicken and kill patients who are infected with certain strains of flu virus. [More]
ACCRU opens phase III clinical trial of eribulin compared to paclitaxel for metastatic breast cancer

ACCRU opens phase III clinical trial of eribulin compared to paclitaxel for metastatic breast cancer

Academic and Community Cancer Research United (ACCRU) today announced the opening of a two-arm, randomized phase III, FDA registration trial of eribulin compared to standard weekly paclitaxel as first- or second-line chemotherapy for individuals with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) negative, locally recurrent, unresectable or metastatic breast cancer. [More]
TSRI scientists describe severe immune overreaction caused by flu infections

TSRI scientists describe severe immune overreaction caused by flu infections

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have mapped key elements of a severe immune overreaction—a “cytokine storm”—that can both sicken and kill patients who are infected with certain strains of flu virus. [More]
Scientists reveal two regulatory mechanisms that keep the body's immune response in check

Scientists reveal two regulatory mechanisms that keep the body's immune response in check

A Keck Medicine of USC-led team of microbiologists has identified previously unknown interactions between critical proteins in the human immune response system, uncovering two independent regulatory mechanisms that keep the body's immune response in check. Their findings appear in the February 2014 edition of Cell Host & Microbe, the top peer-reviewed scientific journal that focuses on the study of cell-pathogen interaction. [More]
Cognitive decline in obese diabetic mice can be reversed with regular exercise, surgical removal of belly fat

Cognitive decline in obese diabetic mice can be reversed with regular exercise, surgical removal of belly fat

Cognitive decline that often accompanies obesity and diabetes can be reversed with regular exercise or surgical removal of belly fat, scientists report. [More]
Researchers determine whether vitamin D can improve mood in women with diabetes

Researchers determine whether vitamin D can improve mood in women with diabetes

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing researchers are recruiting women for a study to determine whether raising blood levels of vitamin D can improve mood in women with diabetes. [More]
New research finds direct connection between acupuncture and processes that alleviate sepsis

New research finds direct connection between acupuncture and processes that alleviate sepsis

When acupuncture first became popular in the western hemisphere it had its doubters. It still does. But over time, through detailed observation, scientists have produced real evidence that ancient Chinese practitioners of the medical arts were onto something. [More]

CardioCell announces new clinical trials using allogeneic stem-cell therapy to treat subjects with AMI

CardioCell LLC announces two new clinical trials using its allogeneic stem-cell therapy to treat subjects with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), a problem facing more than 1.26 million Americans annually. [More]
PBL Assay Science, HumanZyme ink licensing agreement to expand reagent offerings

PBL Assay Science, HumanZyme ink licensing agreement to expand reagent offerings

PBL Assay Science announces a licensing agreement with HumanZyme, Inc. (Chicago, USA) to expand reagent offerings. The agreement allows PBL to provide ~50 authentic human cell-expressed (HCE) cytokines and growth factors directly to scientists worldwide. [More]
Cystinosis Research Foundation granted $2.15M in 2013 to researchers investigating cure for cystinosis

Cystinosis Research Foundation granted $2.15M in 2013 to researchers investigating cure for cystinosis

The Cystinosis Research Foundation awarded $2,153,048 in 2013 to researchers investigating better treatments and a cure for cystinosis, a rare metabolic and genetic disease that afflicts about 500 children and young adults in the United States and 2,000 worldwide. [More]

Eleven Biotherapeutics announces first pivotal Phase 3 clinical study of EBI-005 for treatment of DED

Eleven Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: EBIO), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing protein therapeutics to treat diseases of the eye, today announced that patient randomization and dosing are underway in the Company's first pivotal Phase 3 clinical study of EBI-005 for the treatment of moderate to severe dry eye disease (DED), the OASIS study (A Multi-Center, Double-Masked, Randomized, Controlled, Efficacy and Safety Study of EBI-005 5 mg/mL Topical Ophthalmic Solution Versus Vehicle Control In Subjects With Moderate to Severe Dry Eye Disease). [More]
New treatments for depression on the horizon

New treatments for depression on the horizon

New insights into the physiological causes of depression are leading to treatments beyond common antidepressants such as Prozac and Zoloft, researchers are reporting in the in the journal Current Psychiatry. [More]