Press Clippings

Measuring the effectiveness of immunotherapy treatment for hay fever allergy

Source: 
World Allergy Organization
http://www.worldallergy.org/wac2011/press/press_release_120711a.php

AAN: Statin Therapy May Slow MS Progression

Source: 
MedPage Today
http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AAN/19579
TORONTO -- The risk of developing new brain lesions was reduced by about 50% if patients with early forms of multiple sclerosis were taking atorvastatin (Lipitor), researchers said here at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology.

The results are from an 18-month study designed to see whether statin therapy could slow the progression of multiple sclerosis.

Revealing the mechanisms of tolerance

Source: 
Clinical & Translational Science
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123331780/abstract

Inducing remission in ANCApositive vasculitis: time to RAVE?

Source: 
Nature Reviews Rheumatology
http://www.nature.com/nrrheum/journal/v6/n3/full/nrrheum.2010.19.html
Standard therapy for vasculitis associated with antineutrophil
cytoplasmic antibodies can achieve high rates of remission, but with the
risk of serious toxic effects. the results of a placebo-controlled trial in
patients with severe disease suggest that an effective alternative could
be on the horizon.

Can Peanut Allergies Be Cured by ... Eating Peanuts?

Source: 
Time
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1968474,00.html
In 2008, Gideon Lack of King's College London published a startling study comparing the rate of peanut allergies in children in London with that of children in Tel Aviv. The study of 10,000 Jewish children, which appeared in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found that kids in the U.K. were almost 10 times as likely to have a peanut allergy as their peers in Israel, says Lack.

Rebooting the body

Source: 
Popular Science
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-02/rebooting-body

Researchers Discover Potential Diabetes Cure

Source: 
Harvard Crimson
http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=524854

Fighting Peanut Allergies With Peanuts

Source: 
ABC News
http://www.abcnews.go.com/Health/Allergy/story?id=6097888

New Research and New Approaches Offer Hope to Families Coping With Food Allergies

By LISA STARK

Three-year-old Peyton Youse of Charlotte, N.C., is severely allergic to peanuts.

But now doctors are fighting back -- with peanuts.

Rho brings multi-million dollar federal contract to RTP

Source: 
WRAL
http://localtechwire.com/business/local_tech_wire/venture/story/3483200/
Rho, Inc., a scientific/medical contract research organization that serves the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has been awarded a six-year, $38.9 million contract through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to provide biostatistical, data management, and safety services to the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN).

86 Years After Insulin, Type I Diabetes Drugs Promise More

Source: 
BioWorld Today
http://www.bioworld.com/servlet/com.accumedia.web.Dispatcher?next=bioWorldHeadlines_article&forceid=48531

Original article at BioWorld Today

By Karen Pihl-Carey

 

 

 

Senior Staff Writer, BioWorld Today

In the early part of the 20th century, before the Depression and World War II, dozens of children lay comatose in hospital wards where hopeless families gathered awaiting their inevitable deaths.

A successful mixture: Transplanting immune-system stem cells along with kidneys stops rejection

Source: 
The Economist
http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10559720

In Diabetic Mice, Antibody Therapy Activates Disease-Controlling, Regulatory T Cells

Source: 
JDRF Frontline
http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewPage&page_id=3624C42E-1321-C844-1300E82118BB1691

Breakthrough spares kidney transplant patients

Source: 
CTV
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080124/transplant_breakthrough_080124?s_name=&no_ads=
LOS ANGELES -- In what's being called a major advance in organ transplants, doctors say they have developed a technique that could free many patients from having to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives.

The treatment involved weakening the patient's immune system, then giving the recipient bone marrow from the person who donated the organ. In one experiment, four of five kidney recipients were off immune-suppressing medicines up to five years later.

Doctors report transplant breakthrough

Source: 
Associated Press
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2008-01-24-transplants_N.htm
by Alicia Chang, 24 January 2008

LOS ANGELES (AP) - In what's being called a major advance in organ transplants, doctors say they have developed a technique that could free many patients from having to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of their lives.

Scientist triumphs after setback in kidney transplant method

Source: 
Boston Globe
http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2008/01/24/rejecting_defeat/

Dr. David H. Sachs was full of optimism when the third patient in his $1 million study was wheeled into the recovery room at Massachusetts General Hospital after an experimental kidney transplant.

The first two patients had thrived, adding credibility to an unorthodox idea that Sachs had pioneered over his career, that transplanting a donor's bone marrow along with the kidney could solve the problem of organ rejection, sparing patients a lifetime of powerful antirejection drugs.