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Gamma Interferon Prompts Stem Cell Response To Fight Infection by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Fri 11 Jun 2010 2:25pm Most of the time, the body’s blood-forming (hematopoietic) stem cells remain dormant, with just a few producing blood cells and maintaining a balance among the different types. However, invading bacteria can be a call-to-arms, awaking the sleeping stem cells and prompting them to produce immune system cells that fight the foreign organisms. ... Read on »
MMR's live viruses, interferon gamma, and blood-brain barrier permeability by Cheryl Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 5:02pm Teresa Binstock Researcher in Developmental & Behavioral Neuroanatomy May 31, 2009 Introduction: MMR induces an extended pulse of interferon gamma (IFNg), which increases permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). An inference is that more mercury will enter the brain when a toddler is injected with the both the MMR and a thimeros ... Read on »
Interferon-gamma Promotes UV-Induced Melanoma in a Mouse Model by Posted Tue 25 Jan 2011 12:00am Trial Suggests New Treatment Option for Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors The targeted therapy sorafenib (Nexavar) may be a treatment option for patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) whose cancers no longer respond to two FDA-approved therapies, researchers reported last week at the 2 ... Read on »
Methods for Using Interferon Gamma to Absorb Fluid From the Subretinal Space by Posted Fri 31 Oct 2008 5:00pm Description of Invention: The accumulation of subretinal fluid is associated with certain adverse ocular conditions (including chronic macular edema, age related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy), or retinal injury, or post-surgical complications. Often aberrant proliferation and migration of retinal pigment epi ... Read on »
Interferon-gamma in the Pig PIN by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 19 Mar 2010 10:18am Remember that outbreak of progressive inflammatory neuropathy (PIN) among pig abattoir workers back in 2007? If not, here's my blog post from January '08 summarizing the event. The good Dr. Mark Cohen (pictured at left) forwarded me a recently published article following up on the outbreak. Investigators found no infectious etiology; but they did ... Read on »
Food for a strong immune system by Peter C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 6:33pm Having a strong immune system is important to good health and can keep us from getting infections and even cancer. Especially now with the threat of a bird flu epidemic, it is good to have a well functioning immune system. Various factors can influence one's immunity among which are diet. Various food have been found to promote one's immune ... Read on »
Interferon Could Be A Key To Preventing Or Treating Multiple Sclerosis by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 02 Nov 2008 1:06pm Multiple sclerosis (MS) results when the body’s own defense system attacks nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. Now scientists led by John Russell, Ph.D., at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that interferon-gamma plays a deciding role in whether immune cells attack and injure the central nervous system (brain ... Read on »
Interferon could be a key to preventing or treating multiple sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:22pm Washington Univ. in St. Louis By Gwen Ericson Oct. 29, 2008 -- Multiple sclerosis (MS) results when the body's own defense system attacks nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord. Now scientists led by John Russell, Ph.D., at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that interferon-gamma plays a deciding role i ... Read on »
IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »
It’s the Too Much BBQ Summer Blues! by Karen H. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Jul 2010 4:02am Do you have the urpy burpy, too many barbecues or too much summer travel blues? Your tummy ache solutions could include these medicinal herbs: Acidopholus/ Bifidus : Travelers diarrhea is more common than one might think – This particular brand guarantees half a BILLION live beneficial bacteria directly to the small intestine. A balan ... Read on »