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Yesterday | San Diego NewsCape

The Search for Ebola Immune Response Targets

The effort to develop therapeutics and a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease requires a complex understanding of the microorganism and its relationship within the host, especially the immune response. Adding to the challenge, EVD can be caused by any one of five known species within the genus Ebolavirus , in the Filovirus family.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, La-Jolla, CA, San Diego, CA, La Jolla (San Diego, CA), Medicine, Immunology, Biology, Science

Sunday | MassLive.com

As nation's respiratory virus migrates, area immunologist Dr....

With recent reports that a virus , which has sent hundreds of children to hospitals in the Midwest with respiratory distress, may have spread to Connecticut, one area doctor has been urging his patients to be vigilant about symptoms, as well as hygiene, out of the belief the virus "will be" here. Known as EV-D68, this strain of enterovirus has not resulted in any reported fatalities, but has landed some of those most at risk, children with asthma and premature babies with respiratory issues, in intensive care units.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Science

Gut bugs may boost flu shot's effects

Every year, some unlucky people get the flu even though they've had their seasonal shot. One reason, according to a new study, might be their gut bacteria.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Influenza, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University, Genetics

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Nature

Immunotherapy: Chemical tricks

The immune system has evolved over millions of years to protect the human body against microbes, pathogens and parasites. Which makes it all the more puzzling to immunologists as to why, when it comes to helping the body defend itself against cancer, immunotherapy treatments designed to enhance the immune system have so far failed to make even the slightest dent in halting the spread of the disease.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Oncology, Health, Lung Cancer, New Haven, CT, Yale University

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Infection Control Today

Scientists Search for Ebola Immune Response Targets

The effort to develop therapeutics and a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus disease requires a complex understanding of the microorganism and its relationship within the host, especially the immune response. Adding to the challenge, EVD can be caused by any one of five known species within the genus Ebolavirus , in the Filovirus family.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, La-Jolla, CA, La Jolla (San Diego, CA), Medicine, Immunology, Biology, Science, UC San Diego

The Washington Post

As you age, grief starts to literally make you sick

Losing a loved one is never easy, but for older adults, it takes a physical toll. In a follow-up on previous research , University of Birmingham immunologists claim that you really can be sick with grief.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Stress, Sports

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Medical News Today

Important regulators of immune cell response identified

In a collaborative study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology have developed a more effective method to determine how immune cells called T cells differentiate into specialized types of cells that help eradicate infected cells and assist other immune cells during infection. The new approach, published recently by the journal Immunity , could help accelerate laboratory research and the development of potential therapeutics, including vaccines.

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Technical Services, Medicine, Immunology, Biology, Science, Health

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Science Daily

Dynamic duo takes out cellular trash: Research finds how dead cells are removed from body

Scientists have identified how immune cells use two critical receptors to clear dead cells from the body, pointing the way to new autoimmune and cancer therapies. "This basic research focus allowed us to discover a completely new aspect of immune regulation that no one - - including any immunologist - had known about before," said one researcher.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Immunology, Biology, Science

Thu Sep 04, 2014

ABC Action News

One tick bite can leave you allergic to meat

A local man says he hasn't been able to eat meat without an allergic reaction for eight years after a tick bite. The lone star tick is so named because of the mark on its back.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Bioscience Technology

ZMapp: Best Anti-Ebola Treatment Yet

ZMapp, an experimental drug that may have already have saved a few patients in Africa, is the most effective anti-Ebola therapy yet, according to a recent The drug is a cocktail made of the most effective anti-Ebola monoclonal antibodies, concocted by two groups that teamed up for the purpose. The new combo completely protected 18 of 18 monkeys.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Genetics

Newswise

Team Identifies Important Regulators of Immune Cell Response

JUPITER, FL, September 4, 2014 - In a collaborative study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology have developed a more effective method to determine how immune cells called T cells differentiate into specialized types of cells that help eradicate infected cells and assist other immune cells during infection. The new approach, published recently by the journal Immunity , could help accelerate laboratory research and the development of potential therapeutics, including vaccines.

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Related Topix: Scripps Research Institute, Technical Services, La-Jolla, CA, Medicine, Immunology, Biology, Science

Wed Sep 03, 2014

EurekAlert!

You may have to watch what your fruits and veggies eat

People with food allergies always have to watch what they eat. Now, they may have to watch what their fruits and vegetables eat, as it seems it's possible to have an allergic reaction to antibiotic residues in food.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Immunology, Biology, Science, Medicine, Agriculture

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Cleveland Daily Banner

Chattanooga Allergy Clinic celebrates new Cleveland facility

Chattanooga Allergy Clinic has built a new and expanded satellite office in Cleveland.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Cleveland, TN, Bradley County, TN, Athens, TN, Medicine, Hixson, TN

Fri Aug 29, 2014

KRMG-AM Tulsa

Huge spike in measles cases in the US prompt immunization warning

With the introduction of a childhood vaccination program in 1994, measles was all but wiped out in the United States.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Stanford

Our aging immune systems are still in business, but increasingly thrown out of balance

Stanford immunologist Jorg Goronzy , MD, told me a few years ago that a person's immune response declines slowly but surely starting at around age 40. "While 90 percent of young adults respond to most vaccines, after age 60 that response rate is down to around 40-45 percent," he said.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Vaccinations, Health

Foster's Daily Democrat

Tips for choosing a doctor

Referrals from another physician or family and friends are a first step in choosing a doctor, but specialists advise doing some research to finalize your choice.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Health.com

'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought

A rare birth disorder that dismantles a baby's immune system is twice as common as once believed, a new study of more than 3 million infants says.

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Related Topix: UC San Francisco

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

Ragweed season strikes again

David Swender, D.O. is a board certified Allergist/Immunologist with Oaklawn Medical Group.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Tekonsha, MI, Calhoun County, MI, Pollen, Health, Conjunctivitis

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