By contributing to changes in metabolism, immunity, and neurophysiology, alterations in the gut microbiome influence developmental processes in the brain and are potentially involved in the development of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The presence of a white blood cell subpopulation was recently demonstrated to effectively distinguish individuals capable of naturally controlling HIV infection from people requiring antiviral medication.
A recent survey of Ulcerative Colitis patients and gastroenterologists in ten countries explored whether patients and physicians agree upon the importance of reasons for pursuing disease management.
Lymph Vessel Network Important for Combatting Rheumatic Diseases, Potential Role for Alternative Medicine
New research and treatments for Rheumatic Diseases may focus on the lymphatic system, a network of fluid-carrying vessels distributed throughout the body.
Possible Combination Treatment for Patients with Cancers not Responsive to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
The use of a drug stimulating an innate immune receptor could render immune checkpoint inhibitors functional in patients with otherwise unresponsive cancers.
The expression level of the protein Interleukin-21 in circulating immune cells may predict kidney transplant rejection prior to surgery.
Possible Combination Therapy for Sensitized Kidney Transplant Recipients Harnesses Existing Cancer Drug
Combining an existing cancer drug with costimulation blockade has shown promise in non-human primates for enabling transplantation of sensitized recipients.