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Antibody tests reveal complexity of immune response to COVID-19

Feb. 9, 2021
Leveraging expertise developed from his extensive work with HIV, Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Professor Derya Unutmaz, MD, led an effort to develop two assays. The first one is a ...

FDA issues EUA for Siemens Healthineers IL-6 test

Jan. 11, 2021
Siemens Healthineers announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the company’s laboratory-based IL-6 assay to...
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Gut trains the immune system to protect the brain

Nov. 6, 2020
In a study involving mice and human autopsy tissue, researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Cambridge University have shown that some of these immune cells ...
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Choosing the right antibody for successful immunohistochemistry

Sept. 24, 2020
Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a widely used technique to analyze the anatomy of a tissue of interest and to visualize the expression, localization, and intensity of a specific...

Boosting immune system as potential treatment strategy for COVID-19

Aug. 6, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the world, much research has focused on the immune system’s role in patients who become seriously ill. A popular theory...

New MS trial compares stem cell transplantation to best drugs available

Jan. 9, 2020
A clinical trial has begun testing an experimental stem cell treatment against the best available biologic therapies for severe forms of relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). The...

Inflammation predicts response to anti-depression medication

Jan. 8, 2020
Children and teens with bipolar depression responded better to an antipsychotic medicine if they had increased markers of inflammation in their blood, a new University of Wisconsin...

Suspected cellular culprit cleared in worsening of dengue fever

Jan. 2, 2020
No one knows what makes a mild dengue viral infection morph into a severe and sometimes deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome. Experts previously believed the ...

Hydration may affect cognitive function in some older adults

Dec. 19, 2019
Not getting enough water is enough to make you feel sluggish and give you a headache, but a new Penn State study suggests it may also relate to cognitive performance.The researchers...

Paternal X chromosome may yield clues to higher rates of autoimmune disease in women

Dec. 18, 2019
UCLA scientists have discovered one reason why autoimmune diseases are more prevalent in women than in men. While males inherit their mother’s X chromosome and father’s Y chromosome...