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Forest laboratory studies immune system in live voles - BBC News

A section of forest in northern England is being used to study how the immune system in wild field voles is affected by the environment.  
bbc.co.uk
about 5 years ago
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Aspirin 'might boost cancer therapy' - BBC News

Aspirin may be able to boost the effectiveness of cutting-edge cancer medicines that bolster the immune system, scientists say.  
bbc.co.uk
about 5 years ago
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A new, non-invasive diagnostic blood test - polymerase chain reaction - for people at risk of an invasive mould infection (aspergillosis) | Cochrane

Review question. We planned to review the evidence about the accuracy of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for diagnosing invasive aspergillosis (IA) in people with defective immune systems from medical treatment such as chemotherapy or following organ or bone marrow transplant.  
cochrane.org
about 5 years ago
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Drug Loaded Nanoparticles Mimic Platelets to Avoid Immune System and Reach Disease Targets |

Pseudocolored scanning electron microscope images of platelet-membrane-coated nanoparticles (orange) binding to the lining of a damaged artery (top) and to  
medgadget.com
about 5 years ago
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White Blood Cell Mediated Therapy for Neurons in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease |

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have begun researching the delivery of neurotropic factors to the brain as a potential therap  
medgadget.com
almost 5 years ago
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Interventions for renal vasculitis in adults | Cochrane

Renal vasculitis presents as rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis which is a form of kidney disease that causes damage to the small structures (glomeruli) inside the kidneys that help filter waste and fluids from blood to form urine. The disease leads to a rapid loss of kidney function. Standard suppression of the immune system with steroids and cyclophosphamide is recommended. The aim of this review was to evaluate the benefits and harms of any intervention for the treatment of renal vasculitis. Thirty one studies (2217 patients) were identified. Plasma exchange reduces the risk of end-stage kidney disease in patients presenting with severe acute kidney failure. The use of pulse cyclophosphamide results in good remission rates but there was an increased risk of relapse. Azathioprine is effective as maintenance therapy once remission has been achieved. Mycophenolate mofetil is equivalent for remission induction than cyclophosphamide. Mycophenolate mofetil has also been tested in maintenance treatment and was found to result in a higher rate of disease relapse. Initial data on rituximab showed equivalent effectiveness to cyclophosphamide. Methotrexate and leflunomide are useful in maintenance therapy but their relative effectiveness are not clearly defined. Treatment with co-trimoxazole may prevent respiratory infections and relapses but are unlikely to have a major impact on systemic relapses of vasculitis.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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White Blood Cells to Help Treat Parkinson's: Live Hangout with Elena Bartakova |

#MedgadgetTV In our attempt to get to know the scientists behind the technologies we cover on Medgadget, we are interviewing some of them in Google Hangout  
medgadget.com
almost 5 years ago
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Bone marrow transplant girl meets German perfect match donor - BBC News

A donor from Germany who was a perfect match for a girl whose life was saved by a bone marrow transplant has come to Warwickshire to meet her.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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HIV: Cancer Prevention Needed as Patients Live Longer

Cancer is increasingly common among those with HIV because immune systems are compromised and prevalence is high for risk factors including viral coinfections and smoking.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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The optimum transfusion strategy for anaemic patients with bone marrow failure disorders receiving supportive treatment | Cochrane

A restrictive transfusion policy involves giving a red blood cell transfusion if the oxygen-carrying capacity of blood (haemoglobin) falls below a certain level. A liberal transfusion policy involves giving a red blood cell transfusion at a higher haemoglobin level.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Bone Marrow Collection Plan Prevents Avoidable Redraws

It's win-win when a pathology department implements a standardized protocol to improve specimen collection and facilitate communication among the healthcare team.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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New Alzheimer's Gene Identified

A genetic variant in the immune system gene IL1RAP is associated with greater amyloid plaque buildup in patients with and at risk for Alzheimer's disease.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Stem Cell Transplantation in Severe Congenital Neutropenia: An Analysis From the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation: Abstract and Introduction

Abstract and Introduction: Matched donor hematopoietic stem cell transplantation has a good outcome in severe congenital neutropenia, but careful patient selection is needed because of high transplant-related mortality.  
medscape.org
almost 5 years ago
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Immune clue to preventing schizophrenia - BBC News

It may be possible to prevent schizophrenia by calming down the brain's immune system, say scientists.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Digital Fluorescence Microscopy on The Go for White Blood Cell Differential Measurement |

White blood cell counts provide an important measurement for diagnosis of various diseases, but a lab setup is typically required to prepare and visualize  
medgadget.com
almost 5 years ago
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Leukocytes

 
Sultan Saad
almost 5 years ago
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The Arrow OnControl powered bone marrow biopsy system for bone marrow aspiration and biopsy | Advice | NICE

NICE has developed a Medtech Innovation Briefing (MIB) on the ARROW OnControl powered bone marrow biopsy system for bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.  
nice.org.uk
almost 5 years ago
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Different doses of platelet transfusion for preventing bleeding in people with low platelet counts due to treatment-induced bone marrow failure | Cochrane

We evaluated the evidence about whether low-dose platelet transfusions (platelet transfusions containing a lower number of platelets (1.1 x 1011/m2 ± 25%)) given to prevent bleeding in people with low platelet counts were as effective and safe as standard-dose (2.2 x 1011/m2 ± 25%) or high-dose platelet transfusions (platelet transfusions containing a larger number of platelets (4.4 x 1011/m2 ± 25%)) given regularly to prevent bleeding (prophylactically). Our target population was children and adults with blood cancers who were receiving intensive chemotherapy treatments or stem cell transplantation.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Immune system flow chart

 
myvmc.com
almost 5 years ago