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Diagnosis and management of thyrotoxicosis

The test for antibodies to thyroid stimulating hormone receptor is more sensitive and specific than the test for antibodies to thyroid peroxidase for the diagnosis of Graves’ disease  
bmj.com
almost 5 years ago
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Measles, Vaccines, Antibodies and Big Pharma Money

Measles, Vaccines, Antibodies and Big Pharma Money Did you know that the AMA strongly discourages ANY comments by Medical Professionals that cast any doubt o...  
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over 4 years ago
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With biosimilar drug development on the rise, researchers explore efficacy

In the emerging biosimilar market, biosimilar antibodies are being developed to treat conditions currently addressed by their original, targeted biological therapy.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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NIST develops NMR 'fingerprinting' for monoclonal antibodies

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) have demonstrated the most precise method yet to measure the...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Vaccination against H5N1 flu virus generates broadly reactive antibodies

Vaccine researchers have developed a strategy aimed at generating broadly cross-reactive antibodies against the influenza virus: embrace the unfamiliar.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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New targeted treatment for arthritis looks promising

Fusing anti-inflammatory drugs with antibodies that are specific to damaged arthritic cartilage shows promise as a targeted therapy for rheumatoid arthritis in a mouse study.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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How antiprion antibodies cause neurodegeneration

It has been suggested that antibodies against prion protein might have therapeutic value.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Registration closing soon for Oxford Global Conferences 3rd Annual Biosimilars & Biobetters Congress, 20 - 21 April 2015, London

Oxford Global Conferences are proud to be hosting the 3rd Annual Biosimilars & Biobetters Congress located with our highly successful 8th Annual Proteins and Antibodies...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Harnessing the power of lupus antibodies for use in targeted cancer therapy

Yale Cancer Center researchers may have discovered a new way of harnessing lupus antibodies to sabotage cancer cells made vulnerable by deficient DNA repair.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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World first study reveals antibodies that may trigger psychosis in children

A world first study revealing the presence of two antibodies in a sub-group of children experiencing their first episode of psychosis affirms a longstanding recognition that auto-immune...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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World's first method for continuous purification of valuable antibodies

Step forward in fight against...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Monoclonal antibodies are shown to be safe and effective in patients with dyslipidaemia

A new class of cholesterol drug, PCSK9 inhibitors, can reduce mortality and significantly reduce low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and lipoprotein in patients with hypercholesterolaemia, a meta-analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Johns Hopkins Lupus Center

Antibodies form in the body as a response to infection. When an invader (antigen) enters the body, white blood cells known as B lymphocytes react by making special types of proteins called antibodies. Antibodies are your body’s way of remembering an antigen; if it enters the body again, the antibodies will recognize it, combine with it, and neutralize it to prevent you from becoming infected. However, with autoimmune diseases such as lupus, the immune system can produce antibodies (auto-antibodies) that attack your body’s cells as though they were invaders, causing inflammation, damage, and even destruction. Several blood tests can be performed to detect specific auto-antibodies and help make the diagnosis of lupus. These blood tests are not conclusive by themselves, but combining the tests with certain physical findings can help to corroborate a diagnosis.  
hopkinslupus.org
over 4 years ago
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Antibodies Part 1: CRISPR

In 2012, scientists had a realization: hidden inside one of the world’s smallest organisms, was one of the world’s most ...  
radiolab.org
over 4 years ago
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Virscan, A New Technology to Analyze Virus Attack History from a Single Drop of Blood |

Our immune system develops antibodies to any virus that it encounters, and these antibodies are present in our blood anywhere from years to decades. Resear  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Haemophilus influenzae type B and viral influenza vaccinations during pregnancy for improving maternal, neonatal and infant health outcomes | Cochrane

Maternal immunisation with Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) and viral influenza vaccines may reduce the risk of infections in mothers and infants, however, this is an area of controversy. Both infections can cause severe pneumonia and deaths among children under five years of age, particularly in developing countries. Rates of influenza-associated complications and consequent hospitalisations are substantially higher among pregnant women, infants and newborns. Pregnant women who are vaccinated against influenza have protective levels of anti-influenza antibodies, which can be passively transferred to the infant to improve their health outcomes. Infants of immune mothers usually have influenza symptoms that are delayed in onset and of shorter duration. This review investigated whether vaccinating pregnant women with Hib and viral influenza vaccinations during pregnancy could reduce the risk of infection among mothers and babies and improve health outcomes for both.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Needle size for vaccination procedures in children and adolescents | Cochrane

Vaccines contain antigens that make our immune system produce antibodies that can protect against disease. Antigens are modified or partial forms of the virus, bacteria, or the toxin that cause the disease that the vaccine protects against. Because the antigen is altered from its original form it cannot cause disease, but it can produce an immune response.  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago
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Smartphone Device Runs ELISA Tests, Helps Fit a Clinical Lab in Doctor's Tote |

ELISA tests (enzyme-linked immunosorbant assays) are a standard in clinical laboratories for spotting antibodies that point to the presence of various dise  
medgadget.com
about 4 years ago
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Anti-D administration in pregnancy for preventing Rhesus alloimmunisation | Cochrane

Women whose blood group is Rh-negative sometimes form Rh-antibodies when carrying a Rh-positive baby, in response to the baby's different red blood cell make-up. This sensitisation is more likely to happen during birth, but occasionally occurs in late pregnancy. These antibodies can cause anaemia, and sometimes death, for a Rh-positive baby in a subsequent pregnancy. Giving the mother anti-D after the first birth is known to reduce this problem. This review assessed two trials with moderate to high risk of bias and found that giving anti-D during pregnancy may help as well, although more research is required to confirm these possible benefits and identify any possible harms.  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago
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Passive immunisation (giving antibodies) for preventing rubella (German measles) after contact with it | Cochrane

Background and review question People who have had rubella (German measles), or rubella vaccine, have antibodies against the virus in their blood. These antibodies protect them from getting rubella should they come into contact with it again. These antibodies can be extracted from blood donated by these people.  
cochrane.org
about 4 years ago