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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

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Probiotics Stop Menopause-Like Bone Loss in Mice

Probiotic supplements protected female mice from the loss of bone density that occurs after having their ovaries removed, researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia State University have shown.

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Outcomes of Immunotherapy Tablet for House Dust Mite Allergy-related Asthma

The addition of a house dust mite (HDM) sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) tablet to maintenance medications improved time to first moderate or severe asthma exacerbation during a period of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) reduction among adults with HDM allergy-related asthma not well controlled by ICS, according to a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA.

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UChicago, Evelo Biosciences Sign Licensing Deal for Microbiome-Based Cancer Immunotherapy

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Evelo Biosciences and the University of Chicago have announced that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement to develop and commercialize a microbiome-based cancer immunotherapy.

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Immune Cells in Organ Cavities Play Essential Role in Fast Tissue Repair

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While scientists have known for many years that there are cells living in the cavities surrounding various organs such as the heart, lung and liver, their function has remained unknown. A recent Cumming School of Medicine study examined these cells, and discovered they play an integral role in fast tissue repair. The study was published in the journal Cell this month.

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Vitamins May Protect Against Nerve Damage in Breast Cancer Treatment, and more Cancer News in the Newswise Channels

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The Role of Family and the Media in Childhood Obesity, and more Children's Health News in the Newswise Channels

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JAMA Looks to SCCA Physicians to Address Future of Immunotherapy

The April 19, 2016 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) features an editorial by two Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) medical oncologists who specialize in melanoma: Dr. Shailender Bhatia and Dr. John Thompson. Their editorial addresses the state of immunotherapy drugs, specifically PD-1 blockade, in the treatment of melanoma.

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Study Identifies Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives on Anti-Viral Immunity

Women account for approximately half of all individuals living with HIV worldwide, and researchers wanted to identify the risk factors that increase susceptibility of women to genital infection.

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UCLA Scientists Reveal How Osteopontin Ablation Ameliorates Muscular Dystrophy

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Removing an immunomodulatory protein called osteopontin improves the symptoms of mice with muscular dystrophy by changing the type of macrophages acting on damaged muscle tissue, according to a paper published in The Journal of Cell Biology. The study, “Osteopontin ablation ameliorates muscular dystrophy by shifting macrophages to a pro-regenerative phenotype” by Joana Capote and colleagues, adds support to the idea that osteopontin inhibitors could be used to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Engineering T Cells to Treat Pancreatic Cancer

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Dr. Sunil Hingorani, a member of the Clinical Research and Public Health Sciences divisions at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present recent groundbreaking developments in treating pancreas cancer with engineered T-cells at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016 in New Orleans on April 16.

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Immune Cells Help the Brain to Self-Heal After a Stroke

After a stroke, there is inflammation in the damaged part of the brain. Until now, the inflammation has been seen as a negative consequence that needs to be abolished as soon as possible. But, as it turns out, there are also some positive sides to the inflammation, and it can actually help the brain to self-repair.

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Allergen Immunotherapy Found to Pose No Risk of Infection

Mass. General study confirms the safety of allergy shots, calls into question proposed changes in preparation standards.

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St. Jude Researchers Reveal How Two Types of Immune Cells Can Arise From One

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Newly identified mechanism may offer ways to enhance the immune response to fight cancer or strengthen long-term protection provided by vaccines

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Developing Ways to Study Influenza D Virus

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Researchers have found antibodies to the newly discovered influenza D virus in pigs, cattle, horses, goats and sheep, but not poultry. South Dakota State University doctoral student Chithra Sreenivasan has proven that the guinea pig can be used as an animal model and is developing a way to study the virus in living cells—trachea and lung epithelial cells from swine and cattle.

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Ludwig Cancer Research and the Cancer Research Institute Initiate Clinical Trial of a Novel Combination Immunotherapy for Ovarian Cancer

Ludwig Cancer Research and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) have launched a Phase 1/2 clinical trial of combination immunotherapy for advanced ovarian cancer. The international, multicenter trial is led by George Coukos, director of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Lausanne and Brad Monk, director of Gynecologic Oncology at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.

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NEWLY-PUBLISHED THE AUTOIMMUNE CONNECTION CALLED “THE ULTIMATE RESOURCE FOR WOMEN WITH AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES” BY AARDA

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Award-winning journalist Rita Baron-Faust and renowned lupus researcher, Dr. Jill Buyon, republishes updated "Autoimmune Connection: Essential Information for Women on Diagnosis, Treatment and Getting on with Your Life".

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Study Finds a New Celiac Disease Risk Factor

Researchers have identified a common variant in a non-coding RNA that may contribute to the intestinal inflammation that occurs in people with celiac disease. The findings point to a possible new risk factor for developing celiac disease in people with celiac disease risk genes.

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Physician-Scientist Dr. Leena Gandhi Named Director of Thoracic Medical Oncology at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center

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Renewing a commitment to advance its reputation in lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies, NYU Langone Medical Center has announced the appointment of physician-scientist Leena Gandhi, MD, PhD, as director of thoracic medical oncology at its Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer.

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TESARO and MD Anderson Announce Immuno-Oncology Collaboration and Exclusive License

TESARO, Inc., an oncology focused biopharmaceutical company, and the Institute for Applied Cancer Science at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced an exclusive collaboration to discover and develop small molecule product candidates against undisclosed immuno-oncology targets.