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Implant: Metal in the Heart is Non-hazardous to Health

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Photo: An occluder [19/02/2014] Materials Scientists at the University of Jena examined implants made of nickel-titanium alloy in a long-term study.Implant: Metal in the Heart is Non-hazardous to Health - Read more

Nutrition: Dietary Fibers Protect Against Asthma

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Photo: Fruit and vegetables [07/01/2014] The Western diet probably has more to do with the asthma epidemic than has been assumed so far because developing asthma is related to the amount of fruit and vegetables consumed.Nutrition: Dietary Fibers Protect Against Asthma - Read more

Infections: Microneedle Patch for Tuberculosis Skin Test

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Photo: Microneedle Patch [28/08/2013] A team led by University of Washington engineers has created a patch with tiny, biodegradable needles that can penetrate the skin and precisely deliver a tuberculosis test. Infections: Microneedle Patch for Tuberculosis Skin Test - Read more

Vaccination: Combating Food Allergies with Viruses

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Photo: Intestinal Mucosa [01/08/2013] Researchers of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut have succeeded in preventing food allergy against chicken protein using a modified vaccine virus.Vaccination: Combating Food Allergies with Viruses - Read more

Viruses: Device Kills Airborne Pathogens

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Photo: Pathogens [01/02/2013] A new device called a soft x-ray electrostatic precipitator protected immunocompromised mice from airborne pathogenic bacteria, viruses, ultrafine particles, and allergens. This device, known for short as a SXC ESP, is highly versatile, with multiple potential uses, and Washington University is working on licensing the technology.Viruses: Device Kills Airborne Pathogens - Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: Nanoparticle Resets Immune System

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Photo: Damaged and healthy nerves cells [19/11/2012] A biodegradable nanoparticle turns out to be the perfect vehicle to stealthily deliver an antigen that tricks the immune system into stopping its attack on myelin and halt a model of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in mice, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.Multiple Sclerosis: Nanoparticle Resets Immune System - Read more

Allergies: Inhibited by Man-made Molecule

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Photo: Hay fever [31/10/2012] Researchers have learned how a man-made molecule destroys complexes that induce allergic responses — a discovery that could lead to the development of highly potent, rapidly acting interventions for a host of acute allergic reactions.Allergies: Inhibited by Man-made Molecule - Read more

Diagnosis: Biopsies May Overlook Esophagus Disease

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[10/09/2012] University of Utah engineers mapped white blood cells called eonsinophils and showed an existing diagnostic method may overlook an elusive digestive disorder that causes swelling in the esophagus and painful swallowing.Diagnosis: Biopsies May Overlook Esophagus Disease - Read more

Urban Centers: City Kids Have More Food Allergies

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[11/06/2012] Children living in urban centres have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas, according to a new study, which is the first to map children's food allergies by geographical location in the United States.Urban Centers: City Kids Have More Food Allergies - Read more

Hypersensitivity: Why Do Smells Make Some People Sick

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[20/01/2012] Do you get a headache from the perfume of the lady next to you at the table? Do cleaning solutions at work make your nose itch? If you have symptoms prompted by everyday smells, it does not necessarily mean you are allergic but rather that you suffer from chemical intolerance. According to a scientist at Umea University this hypersensitivity can be the result of an inability to get used to smells.Hypersensitivity: Why Do Smells Make Some People Sick - Read more

Better Living: A well-cared for and lovingly furnished home also benefits your health

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[02/11/2011] Few people likely wonder whether their apartment and its furnishings are also good for their health. At best, such questions are normally asked when mold and mildew ruin the walls or water runs down the windows on the inside.Better Living: A well-cared for and lovingly furnished home also benefits your health - Read more

Breastfeeding: Reducing Risk of Suffering Allergy

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[17/10/2011] Today, about one in four European children suffer from allergy, which makes this disease the non-infectious epidemic of the 21st century. Evidence suggests that lifestyle factors and nutritional patterns, such as breastfeeding, help to reduce the early symptoms of allergy.Breastfeeding: Reducing Risk of Suffering Allergy - Read more

Immune System: Endogenous Approach to the Prevention of Allergies

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[05/09/2011] Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz have clarified an endogenous mechanism that can prevent the development of allergies. They were able to show that certain cells of the immune system, so-called killer dendritic cells, are capable of eliminating allergy cells. The results of the study open up new perspectives for strategies to protect against allergies.Immune System: Endogenous Approach to the Prevention of Allergies - Read more

Gastric Bacterium: Helicobacter Pylori Protects Against Asthma

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[06/07/2011] Infection with the gastric bacterium Helicobacter pylori provides reliable protection against allergy-induced asthma, immunologists from the University of Zurich have demonstrated in an animal model together with allergy specialists from the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Gastric Bacterium: Helicobacter Pylori Protects Against Asthma - Read more

Global Epidemics: “There is a worldwide advance”

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[01/07/2011] Despite continuing technological and pharmacological advances, physicians are still faced with several medical mysteries. Oftentimes however there is no time to intensely devote to the research for innovative possible solutions of modern diseases. Global Epidemics: “There is a worldwide advance” - Read more

Knee Protectors: Allergenic Substances on the Skin

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[02/05/2011] Common rubber products can form isothiocyanates in contact with skin and cause contact allergy. This is the conclusion of research carried out at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). Isothiocyanates are a group of reactive substances that are potent contact allergens.Knee Protectors: Allergenic Substances on the Skin - Read more

Adult Allergic Asthma: Eczema and Hay Fever in Childhood

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[19/04/2011] Children who have eczema, particularly when occurring with hay fever, are nine times more likely to develop allergic asthma in their 40s, a new study reveals.Adult Allergic Asthma: Eczema and Hay Fever in Childhood - Read more

Cat Allergy: Cell Component Involved in Triggering

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[10/03/2011] A breakthrough by scientists could provide hope for any allergy sufferers who have ever had to choose between their health and their household pet.Cat Allergy: Cell Component Involved in Triggering - Read more

Complication by Medication Reactions: Tanning Bed Exposure Can Be Deadly

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[03/03/2011] Tanning bed exposure can produce more than some tanners may bargain for, especially when they self-diagnose and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions, according to research conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology. Complication by Medication Reactions: Tanning Bed Exposure Can Be Deadly - Read more

Vitamin D level: Link to Allergies in Kids

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[25/02/2011] A study shows that low vitamin D levels are associated with increased likelihood that children will develop allergies. Vitamin D level: Link to Allergies in Kids - Read more

Food Intolerance: “Interdisciplinary Collaboration Is Very Important“

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[08/02/2011] Goose legs with red cabbage, fish curry, French fries with ketchup and mayonnaise, chocolate cake, ice-cream – the list of scrumptious dishes could practically be endless. Meals and the foods they are made off make up a large part of our life and our culture. Ultimately, we need to eat to stay healthy and strong. Food Intolerance: “Interdisciplinary Collaboration Is Very Important“ - Read more

Analysis of Medical Database: New Markers for Allergic Disorders

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[12/01/2011] Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have developed new methods for analysing medical databases that can be used to identify diagnostic markers more quickly and to personalise medication for allergic disorders. They could also reduce the need for animal trials in clinical studies.Analysis of Medical Database: New Markers for Allergic Disorders - Read more

Atopic Dermatitis: Lower Occurrence Thanks to Farm Animals and Cats

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[03/12/2010] Children whose mothers are exposed to farm animals and cats are better protected against atopic dermatitis and are less likely to develop this painful inflammation of the skin in their first two years of life.Atopic Dermatitis: Lower Occurrence Thanks to Farm Animals and Cats - Read more

Cortisol: Biological Changes in Suicidal Patients

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[01/12/2010] Depressed and suicidal individuals have low levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood and saliva. They also have substances in their spinal fluid that suggest there is increased inflammation in the brain. These findings could help to develop new methods for diagnosing and treating suicidal patients.Cortisol: Biological Changes in Suicidal Patients - Read more

Allergies: Parasitic worms in the service of science

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[01/12/2010] The hygiene-conscious European typically cringes at the mention of intestinal parasites. After all, at best these icky little creatures might show up in anecdotes from (great-) grandparents, when they talk about the war. Yet this is quite possibly a hasty conviction, since scientists assume that parasites hold the key to effective allergy treatments. Allergies: Parasitic worms in the service of science - Read more

Hygiene: When Too Much Cleanliness Makes People Sick

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[29/11/2010] Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may suffer more allergies. The exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults may negatively influence the immune system, a new University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests.Hygiene: When Too Much Cleanliness Makes People Sick - Read more

Childhood Asthma: Paracetamol Use in Pregnancy

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[11/11/2010] Evidence suggesting that the risk of childhood asthma associated with prenatal paracetamol exposure may depend on antioxidant genes in the mother has been found by a team of UK scientists. Childhood Asthma: Paracetamol Use in Pregnancy - Read more

Lactobacillus Reuteri: Good for Health

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[03/11/2010] There is a great deal of interest in the impact of lactic acid bacteria on our health. Now a new study from the Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, in Sweden, shows that the occurrence of Lactobacillus reuteri in the body promotes health. Lactobacillus Reuteri: Good for Health - Read more

Allergies and Wheezing Illnesses: Determination in the Womb

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[27/10/2010] A child’s chances of developing allergies or wheezing is related to how he or she grew at vital stages in the womb, according to scientists from the University of Southampton.Allergies and Wheezing Illnesses: Determination in the Womb - Read more

Assessing Allergy Risk: Umbilical Cord Blood Not Suitable

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[08/10/2010] For years, hospitals and researchers have been testing blood samples from the umbilical cords of newborn babies to assess the risk of allergy. Now a study has revealed that the biomarker in the blood that indicates the risk factor for allergy often comes from the mother rather than her baby. Assessing Allergy Risk: Umbilical Cord Blood Not Suitable - Read more

Asthma: Food Allergies Raise Risk of Attacks

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[07/10/2010] National survey identifies higher risk of food allergies among children, males, non-Hispanic blacks and people with asthma. Food allergies are more common among people with asthma and may contribute to asthma attacks.Asthma: Food Allergies Raise Risk of Attacks - Read more

First Study Of Its Kind: Children With Food Allergies Are Often Victims Of Bullying

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[28/09/2010] In the first-ever study to assess the social impact of food allergies in children, Mount Sinai researchers have found that approximately 35 percent of children with food allergies, who are over the age of five, were reported to have experienced bullying, teasing, or harassment as a result of their allergies. First Study Of Its Kind: Children With Food Allergies Are Often Victims Of Bullying - Read more

Prenatal diagnosis: On the trail of rare diseases

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[01/09/2010] The womb is more than the origin of life and the center of the universe – physicians and scientists have suspected this for a while. Allegedly the womb is also responsible for “programming” the foundations for many diseases (1) – like diabetes, hypertension and allergies – in the fetus.Prenatal diagnosis: On the trail of rare diseases - Read more

Airway Research: “The Conditions Are Different from Study to Study“

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[08/08/2010] Take a deep breath – for some people that is easier said than done. Why we are “out of breath“ can have many different reasons: If you are allergic to house dust, even dispersed dust from the carpet can do you in. But industry pollutants can also take your breath away – and be harmful to your health. That is why there are studies that closely examine the air for these pollutants. Airway Research: “The Conditions Are Different from Study to Study“ - Read more

Modern Foods: “Our Body is Not Prepared for the Diet of Today“

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[01/08/2010] The vast number of additives in foods is unsettling for many consumers. For the “headquarters“ of food processing, our gastrointestinal tract, increasingly artificial foods could pose a big challenge. So far we do not really know how these substances are processed in the body. Modern Foods: “Our Body is Not Prepared for the Diet of Today“ - Read more

Biomarker: Prediction of asthma in children

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[15/07/2010] Researchers found that children with elevated levels of exhaled nitric oxide (Fraction of Exhaled Nitric Oxide, FeNO) are at increased risk for developing asthma, particularly among children without a parental history of the disease.Biomarker: Prediction of asthma in children - Read more

Glioblastoma: Neural Stem Cells Attack

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[07/07/2010] In their latest research, scientists of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, have demonstrated how the brain’s own stem cells and precursor cells control the growth of glioblastomas. Glioblastoma: Neural Stem Cells Attack - Read more

Bariatric Surgery: Breathing Easier and Half of Prescriptions

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[16/04/2010] Benefits of rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery include a 50 percent reduction in use of prescription breathing medications, according to a new study. Now the researchers wonder: Can bariatric surgery improve Asthma? Bariatric Surgery: Breathing Easier and Half of Prescriptions - Read more

Breast Cancer: Elevated-Risk Women Refuse MRI

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[05/01/2010] In a new study, 42 percent of women eligible for breast cancer screening with MRI declined to undergo the procedure. Breast Cancer: Elevated-Risk Women Refuse MRI - Read more

Asthma: Quitting Smoking Can Reverse Symptoms

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[10/12/2009] Asthmatic smokers may be able to reverse some of the damage to their lungs just by putting down their cigarettes, according to new research. Asthma: Quitting Smoking Can Reverse Symptoms - Read more

Vitamin C: A Myth Begins to Falter

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A Myth Begins to Falter [01/12/2009] Cookies, gingerbread, chocolate – fully loaded plates attract those who have a sweet tooth. Vitamin C-packed oranges and mandarins are believed to ensure healthy well-being but the vitamin is not as healthy as most people think. Vitamin C: A Myth Begins to Falter - Read more

New Therapeutical Approaches for MS: Parasites Lend Helping Hand (Part 1)

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[15/11/2009] by Wiebke Heiss/MEDICA.de The illness may cause severe disabilities in youngish people. Why? Scientists do not know. Multiple sclerosis is a mysterious neurological disease and the search for new therapeutic approaches is an urgent issue. Now, attention has been drawn towards worms. New Therapeutical Approaches for MS: Parasites Lend Helping Hand (Part 1) - Read more

Metabolism: How Bacteria Talk to One Another

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[12/11/2009] Using imaging mass spectrometry, researchers have developed tools that will enable scientists to visualize how different cell populations of cells communicate.Metabolism: How Bacteria Talk to One Another - Read more

Medical Textiles: Fabrics in the Belly

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[01/11/2009] It is not just fashion victims that cherish cotton, viscose and polyester. Also medicine takes advantage of the variability of textile fibres inside and outside the human body. This is one topic of this year's special show MEDICA VISION at MEDICA 2009. Medical Textiles: Fabrics in the Belly - Read more

Swine Flu Vaccination: „We Do Not Expect Heavy Side-Effects“

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[10/08/2009] More and more people contract the swine flu virus every day. In Germany, over 9000 patients have been registered until now. Thus, over 25 million Germans are supposed to be vaccinated this autumn. However, critics worry about potential side-effects. Swine Flu Vaccination: „We Do Not Expect Heavy Side-Effects“ - Read more

Topic of the Month July: Paediatrics

The big scares in childhood are called fever, stomach flu and nausea caused by too many sweets. Unfortunately, there are worse illnesses that can affect this kids - they need a lot of attention. Allergies, ADHS, diabetes - new findings from the area of paediatrics are presented in July at MEDICA.de.Topic of the Month July: Paediatrics - Read more

Preventing Allergy: Cow Dung Makes the Difference

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Cow Dung Makes the Difference [01/07/2009] In spring and summer, many people suffer from allergies. They often take drugs to alleviate the symptoms. There may be better help for it, yet, as researchers have found special bacteria in cowsheds which are able to immunize children against hay fever and asthma. Preventing Allergy: Cow Dung Makes the Difference - Read more

Vitamins: Folic Acid May Help Treat Allergies

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[30/04/2009] Folic acid, or vitamin B9, long known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects, may also suppress allergic reactions and lessen the severity of allergy and asthma symptoms, according to new research.Vitamins: Folic Acid May Help Treat Allergies - Read more

Hospitals: Powder Free Gloves Decrease Allergy Risk

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[12/03/2009] Using powder-free latex gloves rather than those with cornstarch powder greatly reduced the number of workers’ compensation claims related to latex-related illness, a recent study found. Hospitals: Powder Free Gloves Decrease Allergy Risk - Read more

Communication: Giving Doctors The Complete Picture

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[09/03/2009] A new computer tool for clinical support significantly improves the communication between physicians and might save costs in future. Communication: Giving Doctors The Complete Picture - Read more

Pregnancy: Maternity Leave Means Fewer C-Sections

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[06/01/2009] Two new studies suggest that taking maternity leave before and after the birth of a baby is a good investment in terms of health benefits for both mothers and newborns. Pregnancy: Maternity Leave Means Fewer C-Sections - Read more

Immune System: Drinking Milk to Ease Milk Allergy

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[31/10/2008] Giving children with milk allergies increasingly higher doses of milk over time may ease, and even help them completely overcome, their allergic reactions, according to a new study. Immune System: Drinking Milk to Ease Milk Allergy - Read more

Cell Therapy: Playing a Trick on the Immune System

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[01/10/2008] After receiving a new organ patients have to take drugs for the rest of their lives in order to prevent rejection of the foreign tissue. A new procedure developed by researchers from Kiel, Germany, reduces the intake of immunosuppressants and sometimes even makes the drugs almost unnecessary. Cell Therapy: Playing a Trick on the Immune System - Read more

Safety: Vaccine-Allergic Children Can Be Vaccinated

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[02/09/2008] A research team developed and published a step-by-step tool for safe immunisation of vaccine-allergic children. Safety: Vaccine-Allergic Children Can Be Vaccinated - Read more

Surfaces: "Thin Films Will Be Crucial Functional Components"

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[01/09/2008] Unbelievably thin films cover surfaces and that way change material properties - this idea evolves into a key technology.Surfaces: "Thin Films Will Be Crucial Functional Components" - Read more

Trend: Prescription Medication Sharing

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[26/08/2008] Borrowing and sharing of prescription medications is a serious medical and public health concern, according to a new study. Trend: Prescription Medication Sharing - Read more

Mutual Reaction: Grapefruit Counteracts Drugs

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[20/08/2008] It has been known that grapefruit juice can increase the absorption of certain drugs - with the potential for turning normal doses into toxic overdoses. New research states that grapefruit and other fruit juices can also do the opposite effect.Mutual Reaction: Grapefruit Counteracts Drugs - Read more

Schools: Many in 'Air Pollution Danger Zone'

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[19/08/2008] Researchers have found that more than 30 percent of American public schools are within 400 meters, or a quarter mile, of major highways that consistently serve as main truck and traffic routes. Schools: Many in 'Air Pollution Danger Zone' - Read more

Pregnancy: Nut Products Linked to Asthma in Children

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[15/07/2008] Expectant mothers who eat nuts or nut products like peanut butter daily during pregnancy increase their children's risk of developing asthma by more than 50 percent over women who rarely or never consume nut products during pregnancy. Pregnancy: Nut Products Linked to Asthma in Children - Read more

Sense of Touch: „That Always Depends on the Gravity of the Injury“

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[01/07/2008] The skin is body cover and largest organ, it is interspersed with sensory cells and is always in great danger - let it be through cuts, allergies or through burns. Sense of Touch: „That Always Depends on the Gravity of the Injury“ - Read more

Immune System: Stress in Childhood Increases Allergy Risk

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[19/06/2008] Moving house or the separation of parents can significantly increase the risk of children developing allergies later on. These are the results from a long-term study correlating life-style, immune system development and allergies.Immune System: Stress in Childhood Increases Allergy Risk - Read more

Children: Road Pollution and Allergy Risk Correlated

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[16/06/2008] New evidence blames traffic-related pollution for increasing the risk of allergy and atopic diseases among children by more than fifty percent. Children: Road Pollution and Allergy Risk Correlated - Read more

Allergy: Scientists Move Closer to Developing New Drugs

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[18/02/2008] A team of Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) funded scientists has moved a step closer to developing a new class of effective asthma and allergy drugs. Allergy: Scientists Move Closer to Developing New Drugs - Read more

Immune System: Developing Anti-Virus Vaccines

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[07/02/2008] Vaccines have led to many of the world’s greatest public health triumphs, but many deadly viruses still elude the best efforts of scientists to develop effective vaccines against them. Researchers have added an important dimension to this knowledge. Immune System: Developing Anti-Virus Vaccines - Read more

ICU: Physical Therapy Can Reduce Hospital Stays

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[24/10/2007] Respiratory-failure patients in an intensive care unit who received mobility therapy within 48 hours of the insertion of a breathing tube left the hospital on average three days earlier. ICU: Physical Therapy Can Reduce Hospital Stays - Read more

Endoscopy: Anaesthetic Lollipops Reduce Sedation Need

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[17/10/2007] Administering an anaesthetic lollipop to patients before an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy procedure eliminates the need for sedation in the majority of cases. Endoscopy: Anaesthetic Lollipops Reduce Sedation Need - Read more

Household: Spray Cleaners May Cause Asthma in Adults

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[12/10/2007] Adults who use household cleaning sprays and air fresheners as little as once a week can raise their risk of developing asthma.Household: Spray Cleaners May Cause Asthma in Adults - Read more

Public Health: Lasker Award Goes to Anthony S. Fauci

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[19/09/2007] Anthony S. Fauci, M.D has been awarded the 2007 Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service for his role in developing two major U.S. public health programs, in AIDS and biodefense. Public Health: Lasker Award Goes to Anthony S. Fauci - Read more

Asthma: Children in Rich Countries Are Affected More

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[17/09/2007] Children with allergic sensitisations in economically developed countries are much more likely to develop asthma than similarly sensitised children in poorer countries.Asthma: Children in Rich Countries Are Affected More - Read more

HIV: Treating Infants Early Increases Survival

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[25/07/2007] The initial results of an ongoing trial suggest that HIV-infected infants treated before three months of age survive longer. Nowadays the treatment mostly starts later, after the children show signs of illness.HIV: Treating Infants Early Increases Survival - Read more

Lungs: New Asthma Gene Discovered

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[09/07/2007] Scientists have identified a gene that is strongly associated with a risk of developing childhood onset asthma.Lungs: New Asthma Gene Discovered - Read more

UCLA: Richard Stiehm Honoured With Prestigious Award

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[04/06/2007] Dr. E. Richard Stiehm, professor of paediatrics in the division of allergy, immunology and rheumatology at Mattel Children's Hospital at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), was presented with the 2007 Abbott Laboratories Award.UCLA: Richard Stiehm Honoured With Prestigious Award - Read more

Allergy: Cat Hair At Home Poses a Risk

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[03/05/2007] Cats in the home clearly raise the risk of allergic sensitisation of children up to the age of two. For older children, however, this influence decreases. Allergy: Cat Hair At Home Poses a Risk - Read more

Dermatitis: Allergy to Hair Dye Is Increasing

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[07/02/2007] Allergic reactions to hair dye are increasing as more and younger people dye their hair, warn researchers in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).Dermatitis: Allergy to Hair Dye Is Increasing - Read more

Allergies: Happily Eating Eggs

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[23/11/2006] Researchers have found in a small pilot study that children who were allergic to eggs were able to essentially overcome their allergy by gradually consuming increased quantities of eggs over time.Allergies: Happily Eating Eggs - Read more

Richmond Award: Anthony Fauci and William Foege Honoured

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[31/10/2006] Harvard School of Public Health has awarded the Richmond Award to William H. Foege and Anthony S. Fauci for the promotion of high public health standards among vulnerable populations.Richmond Award: Anthony Fauci and William Foege Honoured - Read more

New Evidence: Moderate Exercise May Protect Against Colds

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[27/10/2006] A moderate exercise program may reduce the incidence of colds. A study found that otherwise sedentary women who engaged in moderate exercise had fewer colds over a one year period than a control group.New Evidence: Moderate Exercise May Protect Against Colds - Read more

Study: Bar Staff Profits from Smoking Ban

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[12/10/2006] Scotland’s smoking ban has had an immediate and positive impact on the health of bar staff who were previously subject to high levels of passive cigarette smoke, a study has concluded. Study: Bar Staff Profits from Smoking Ban - Read more

Allergy Vaccine: Just Six Weeks of Shots

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[09/10/2006] Researchers have successfully used an experimental DNA-based vaccine to protect against ragweed allergies after just six injections. Patients showed a 60 percent reduction in allergy symptoms. Allergy Vaccine: Just Six Weeks of Shots - Read more

Allergies: Rates of Eczema and Hay Fever Seem to Be in Decline

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[31/08/2006] After having risen year on year in recent decades, the rates of eczema and hay fever seem to have stabilised, and may even be falling, suggests a research But the rates of systemic allergic reactions, such as anaphylaxis and those related to food have soared.Allergies: Rates of Eczema and Hay Fever Seem to Be in Decline - Read more

Lungs: Pools Per Capita Linked to Childhood Asthma

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[18/07/2006] The prevalence of childhood asthma and wheeze rises around two to three per cent for every indoor swimming pool per 100,000 of the population across Europe, indicates research.Lungs: Pools Per Capita Linked to Childhood Asthma - Read more

Anti-Oxidants: Green Tea May Explain the Asian Paradox

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[08/06/2006] Lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer in Asia where people smoke heavily may be explained by high consumption of green tea, according to a review article.Anti-Oxidants: Green Tea May Explain the Asian Paradox - Read more

Patient-Partner Association with excellent rating in study

( Exhibitor name: InterComponentWare AG )

[29/05/2006] Walldorf, May 22, 2006 – “We are one of the five leading practice networks in Germany in the areas of management, structures, and IT, and we are proud to have received the highest ratings in all...Patient-Partner Association with excellent rating in study - Read more

Hormone Fluctuations: Higher Asthma Rates in Women

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[04/11/2005] Hormone fluctuations resulting from life cycle changes are a factor in higher rates of asthma, more frequent emergency department visits, and higher hospital admission rates in women than in men according to reports.Hormone Fluctuations: Higher Asthma Rates in Women - Read more

Nose: Endoscopic Approach Works Well with Large Sinus Tumours

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[07/10/2005] Large tumours that block the sinuses can be removed endoscopically through the nose rather than through big incisions in the face.Nose: Endoscopic Approach Works Well with Large Sinus Tumours - Read more

Fruits: Why Apple Allergens Survive Food Processing

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[23/09/2005] In a study that will help the food industry understand the effects of processing on allergens, scientists have discovered how an apple allergy protein retains its potency.Fruits: Why Apple Allergens Survive Food Processing - Read more

Vaccines: Scientists Make Major Finding on Smallpox Treatment

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[16/09/2005] US researchers have made advancement towards protecting society against a smallpox outbreak by identifying an antibody in humans that quickly fights the virus.Vaccines: Scientists Make Major Finding on Smallpox Treatment - Read more

Emergency: Treatment of Insect Sting Allergies Has Deficiencies

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[09/09/2005] A new study shows emergency departments often do not follow recommended treatment guidelines for severe allergic reactions to insect stings.Emergency: Treatment of Insect Sting Allergies Has Deficiencies - Read more

Allergic Responses: A Worm a Day Keeps Asthma at Bay

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[05/09/2005] Researchers have managed to cure experimental asthma in the lab using a live worm. It is the first time a human parasite has been used for this purpose.Allergic Responses: A Worm a Day Keeps Asthma at Bay - Read more

Survey: Half the US population Is Sensitive to Allergens

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[05/08/2005] More than fifty percent of the U.S. population tested positive to one or more allergens, according to a large national study.Survey: Half the US population Is Sensitive to Allergens - Read more

Link: Neurochemical Alteration May Trigger Hyperreactivity

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[19/07/2005] For the first time, scientists have uncovered a link between patients with increased sensitivity to scents and chemicals - a condition known as sensory hyperreactivity (SHR) - and a physiologic response, according to a study.Link: Neurochemical Alteration May Trigger Hyperreactivity - Read more

HI Virus: Global Strategy Needed to Combat Feminisation of AIDS

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[01/07/2005] A Johns Hopkins physician and scientist has issued an urgent call for global strategies and resources to confront the rapid feminisation of the AIDS pandemic.HI Virus: Global Strategy Needed to Combat Feminisation of AIDS - Read more

Chemistry: New Research Sheds Light on Strawberry Allergy

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[28/06/2005] Biochemists at Lund University have identified an allergen among the thousands of proteins which is responsible for a strawberry allergy.Chemistry: New Research Sheds Light on Strawberry Allergy - Read more

Study: Antifungal Treatment for Severe Asthma

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[17/06/2005] Researchers have reached a key milestone in the study of antifungal treatment of asthma. It is hoped that the study will reduce steroid use and serious attacks requiring hospital intervention for asthma sufferers.Study: Antifungal Treatment for Severe Asthma - Read more

Allergies: Asthma and Hay Fever Linked to Irregular Periods

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[06/06/2005] Asthma and hay fever seem to be linked to irregular periods. The findings also add that female hormones might have a role in the development of asthma and allergies.Allergies: Asthma and Hay Fever Linked to Irregular Periods - Read more

Children: Violence and Traumatic Stress Linked to Poor Health

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[08/03/2005] The link between health problems and children in low income, single-mother families is not surprising, these children are also more apt to be exposed to violence and maltreatment within the community and their families, according to an article.Children: Violence and Traumatic Stress Linked to Poor Health - Read more

Influenza: Vaccination Impact on Elderly May Be Over-Estimated

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[17/02/2005] Observational studies which report that influenza vaccination reduces winter mortality risk among the elderly by 50 percent may substantially overestimate the vaccination benefit.Influenza: Vaccination Impact on Elderly May Be Over-Estimated - Read more

Allergy: Messy Bedrooms Could Spell End for Dust Mites

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[18/01/2005] While children across the country are still trying hard to tidy their bedrooms every morning, building scientists are investigating whether a clutter could actually be the key to healthier living.Allergy: Messy Bedrooms Could Spell End for Dust Mites - Read more

Chemokines: New Target for Allergies Found under the Eyelid

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[14/01/2005] Scientists have found a protein in the eye which plays a critical role in allergic response and may pave the way for new treatments for allergic diseases such as asthma, eczema and hay fever.Chemokines: New Target for Allergies Found under the Eyelid - Read more

From the "integrated hospital" to the "electronic health care card”

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[02/12/2004] For a person admitted to the hospital or private practice his future well-being may be decided in a matter of minutes. Efficient processes and satisfactory data management are two highly important components in critical situations. From the "integrated hospital" to the "electronic health care card” - Read more

Professional 3M Respirators in a Triple Pack: Relief for Allergy Sufferers

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[19/11/2004] As one of the world's leading suppliers of professional respiratory protection devices, 3M has recently been registering a growing demand from private consumers looking for relief from allergenic...Professional 3M Respirators in a Triple Pack: Relief for Allergy Sufferers - Read more

Peanut Proteins: With High-Speed Through the Body

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[19/11/2004] A UK scientist has discovered the route and type of transport taken by peanut proteins through the gut to the immune system. This route favours an immune response, which helps explain why peanuts are one of the most allergenic foods.Peanut Proteins: With High-Speed Through the Body - Read more

Flu Vaccination: Supply Can Be Stretched With Intradermal Shot

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[04/11/2004] New research demonstrates a possible way to more than double the available supply of influenza vaccine for adults by applying the intradermal vaccination shot. Flu Vaccination: Supply Can Be Stretched With Intradermal Shot - Read more

Antibodies: Umbilical Cord Blood May Hold Clue to Asthma

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[28/10/2004] High levels of antibodies to allergens in a baby's umbilical cord blood might be more important in the development of childhood allergies and asthma than exposure to allergens, or lack of them, after birth, suggests research in Thorax.Antibodies: Umbilical Cord Blood May Hold Clue to Asthma - Read more

Research: A Protein That May Banish Allergies

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[21/10/2004] Findings from the University College London branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR), published in this week's Nature, detail how inactivating a key signalling molecule called p110delta reduced the effect of allergies on mice.Research: A Protein That May Banish Allergies - Read more

Chronic Sinusitis: Enhanced Immune Responses to Fungi

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[13/10/2004] Scientists have discovered that people with chronic sinus inflammation have an exaggerated immune response to common airborne fungi.Chronic Sinusitis: Enhanced Immune Responses to Fungi - Read more

Organ Transplants: Clinical Consortium to Improve Success

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[14/09/2004] The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today launched a three-site consortium spanning Boston, Cleveland and Philadelphia that will work to improve the outcomes of organ transplantation.Organ Transplants: Clinical Consortium to Improve Success - Read more

Protection: Parents' Anti-Asthma Efforts May Miss the Mark

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[01/09/2004] Parents of children with asthma are making many efforts to clear their homes of substances that could trigger their child's symptoms, but the steps they take aren't always the ones that could do the most good, a new study finds.Protection: Parents' Anti-Asthma Efforts May Miss the Mark - Read more

Allergy: Pollen-Blocking Cream May Help Reduce Symptoms

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[01/09/2004] A new ointment (a "pollen blocker cream") applied inside the lower part of the nose is thought to form a barrier that traps allergens, reducing the number of allergens entering the nose and helps to reduce allergy symptoms.Allergy: Pollen-Blocking Cream May Help Reduce Symptoms - Read more

Immune Cells: Live from the Lymph Node

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[18/08/2004] Scientists at the German Research Centre for Biotechnology (GBF) in Braunschweig have successfully filmed individual cells migrating within a functioning lymph node.Immune Cells: Live from the Lymph Node - Read more

COPD: Pneumocystis Associated with Severity of Disease

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[17/08/2004] While smoking may be the most common cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), severity of COPD could be influenced by a common organism that can colonise the lungs without causing outward symptoms.COPD: Pneumocystis Associated with Severity of Disease - Read more

Rising Allergies: Not Caused by Clean Homes or Overdoing Hygiene

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[18/05/2004] A new in-depth report concludes there is no justification for the idea that current standards of home cleaning and home hygiene are a factor in the rise in allergies.Rising Allergies: Not Caused by Clean Homes or Overdoing Hygiene - Read more

Air Pollution: More Diesel – More Allergy

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[06/05/2004] An increasing number of new auto buyers choose diesel engines. For asthmatics and those with allergies this is very unfortunate. Particles in diesel exhaust can both worsen and trigger allergic reactions.Air Pollution: More Diesel – More Allergy - Read more

'Presenteeism': New Word for On-The-Job Health Problem

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[23/04/2004] As much as 60 percent of the total health bill to employers is due to on-the-job slowdowns from a variety of medical complaints, according to the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies. They have coined a new word for the productivity-loss problem: presenteeism.'Presenteeism': New Word for On-The-Job Health Problem - Read more

Dermatology: Making Music Could Be Bad for Your Skin

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[19/04/2004] Playing a musical instrument increases your risk of suffering from a variety of skin complaints, according to a study at Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, UK. These conditions can usually be averted by correcting your technique or by making slight alterations to your instrument.Dermatology: Making Music Could Be Bad for Your Skin - Read more

Asthma: Identification Of Responsible Genes

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[14/04/2004] An international team of researchers from the University of Helsinki and partner institutions announced that it has made significant discoveries on the causes of asthma. The team’s study reports two novel asthma genes and a set of diagnostic single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).Asthma: Identification Of Responsible Genes - Read more

Immunology: New Vaccine Protects Against SARS Virus Infection

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[05/04/2004] An experimental vaccine prevents the SARS virus from replicating in laboratory mice, according to Scientists at the Vaccine Research Center (VRC) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) who developed the vaccine.Immunology: New Vaccine Protects Against SARS Virus Infection - Read more

International Grant: Preventing Organ Rejection

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[11/02/2004] Nicholas Zavazava, a University of Iowa researcher, is among a handful of organ transplantation investigators in the United States to receive an international competitive grant from the Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation (ROTRF).International Grant: Preventing Organ Rejection - Read more

Prevention: House Dust Mite Project Aims to Reduce Asthma

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[05/02/2004] A promising new way of controlling the mites that can cause asthma and other allergies is now under development. It could lead to dramatic progress in preventing these conditions and reduce the estimated £700 million a year spent in the UK on treating them.Prevention: House Dust Mite Project Aims to Reduce Asthma - Read more

Hydrolysed Infant Formula: Preventing Childhood Allergies

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[21/11/2003] Although breast-feeding is recommended to mothers as being the healthiest way to feed babies, it is not always possible. New evidence concludes that where exclusive breast-feeding is not possible for an infant, hydrolysed protein formulae in high-risk infants help prevent childhood allergies.Hydrolysed Infant Formula: Preventing Childhood Allergies - Read more

Ebola: Candidate Vaccine Enters Human Trial

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[19/11/2003] The first human trial of a vaccine designed to prevent Ebola infection opened today, November 19.Ebola: Candidate Vaccine Enters Human Trial - Read more

Immunology: Lymph Node Swelling Explained

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[04/11/2003] Everyone has suffered, at one time or another, from swollen glands or lymph nodes. Scientists have finally discovered which signals induce this uncomfortable state, in which T cells accumulate in lymph nodes.Immunology: Lymph Node Swelling Explained - Read more

Malaria: NIAID Launches Vaccine Trial in Africa

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[10/09/2003] The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health, has reached a milestone in its efforts to support accelerated development of malaria vaccines.Malaria: NIAID Launches Vaccine Trial in Africa - Read more

USA: NIAID Offers 'SARS chip' Free to Researchers

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[26/06/2003] To spur research on severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) announced a free distribution program for a new "SARS chip" that will enable researchers to rapidly detect tiny genetic variations among different SARS virus strains.USA: NIAID Offers 'SARS chip' Free to Researchers - Read more

Molecular Pathway to Switch Off Auto-Immune Disease

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[20/01/2003] A University of Queensland team has found a mechanism to turn off an auto-immune disease, once it has started.Molecular Pathway to Switch Off Auto-Immune Disease - Read more

AIDS HIV Vaccine Holds Promise of Global Effectiveness

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[01/12/2002] Clinical tests began at the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC) of a novel vaccine directed at the three most globally important HIV subtypes.AIDS HIV Vaccine Holds Promise of Global Effectiveness - Read more

 
 

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