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Every COVID-19 case seems different; these scientists want to know why
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) As scientists around the world develop life-saving COVID-19 vaccines and therapies, many are still wondering exactly why the disease proves deadly in some people and mild in others.A new international study led by scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), The University of Liverpool and the University of Southampton is the first to give a detailed snapshot of how the body's CD4+ T cells respond to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This is why Covid-19 could be life-threatening for some patients
“It looks like this virus has one big trick,” said Shane Crotty, a professor in the Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in California.
Source: The Economic Times - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A step toward helping patients breathe deeply
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) In a new study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) report that a protein called TL1A drives fibrosis in several mouse models, triggering tissue remodeling, and making it harder for lungs and airways to function normally.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Commentary: Theaters nobly fill the COVID void, but screens make me miss the stage even more
Productions from the Fountain, A.C.T., Pig Iron and La Jolla Playhouse are admirably ambitious at times, but they also reveal the limits of digital.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charles McNulty Source Type: news

UC San Diego tries to avoid the coronavirus chaos that has upended San Diego State
The La Jolla school will rely heavily on technology and peer pressure as thousands of students populate its dorms.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Robbins Source Type: news

T cells take the lead in controlling SARS-CoV-2 and reducing COVID-19 disease severity
Ever since SARS-CoV-2 first appeared, researchers have been trying to understand whether sometimes the immune system does more harm than good during the acute phase of COVID-19. The latest study by researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology clearly argues in favor of the immune system.
Source: World Pharma News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Beating HIV and COVID-19 may depend on tweaking vaccine molecules
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) In a new Immunity study, researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) show that one way to improve the body's immune response to vaccines is to factor in antigen valency. Valency refers to the number of antibody binding sites on an antigen.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

LJI team gets first-ever look at a rare but vital stem cell in humans
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have tracked down the rare stem cells that generate neutrophils in human bone marrow. This research, published August 18, 2020, in Immunity, gives researchers a potential path for intervening in diseases where neutrophil development goes awry.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

If you've ever had a cold, your immune system may already know how to fight COVID-19
(Natural News) The La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) has published a new study that suggests people who have been exposed to the common cold may already have immunity to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). Since the common cold is a type of coronavirus, bearing many of the same features and attributes as the novel coronavirus,...
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exposure to common cold coronaviruses can teach the immune system to recognize SARS-CoV-2
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) A new study led by scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) shows that memory helper T cells that recognize common cold coronaviruses also recognize matching sites on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

T cells can shift from helping to harming in atherosclerosis
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) At La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) researchers are dedicated to finding a way to stop plaques from forming in the first place. In a new study, LJI scientists show that certain T lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, that start out trying to fight the disease can end up increasing inflammation and making atherosclerosis cases even worse.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study: New Form Of Coronavirus Spreads Faster, But Doesn ’ t Make People Sicker
(CNN) — A global study has found strong evidence that a new form of the coronavirus has spread from Europe to the US. The new mutation makes the virus more likely to infect people but does not seem to make them any sicker than earlier variations of the virus, an international team of researchers reported Thursday. “It is now the dominant form infecting people,” Erica Ollmann Saphire of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology and the Coronavirus Immunotherapy Consortium, who worked on the study, told CNN. “This is now the virus.” The study, published in the journal Cell, builds on some earlier wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Variant mutation lets it copy itself more efficiently
A new study from the La Jolla Institute found that the most dominant strain of the virus was a mutation of the original variant called G614, which can replicate itself more easily than the original virus.
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How a mutation on the novel coronavirus has come to dominate the globe
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) Two variants of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), called G614 and D614, were circulating in mid-March. A new study shows that the G version of the virus has come to dominate cases around the world. They report that this mutation does not make the virus more deadly, but it does help the virus copy itself, resulting in a higher viral load, or " titer, " in patients.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Even in the worst COVID-19 cases, the body launches immune cells to fight back
A new study from researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) and Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) shows that even the sickest COVID-19 patients produce T cells that help fight the virus. The study offers further evidence that a COVID-19 vaccine will need to elicit T cells to work alongside antibodies.
Source: World Pharma News - June 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

LJI scientists investigate a powerful protein behind antibody development
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) Scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have discovered a potential new way to better fight a range of infectious diseases, cancers and even autoimmune diseases.The new study, published recently in Nature Immunology, shows how a protein works as a " master regulator " in the immune system.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus: 45% of asymptomatic patients may have lung damage
A new study from Scripps Research in La Jolla, California, found that among 76 asymptomatic coronavirus patients on the Diamond Princess, 54% had lung damage indicated on CT scans.
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting mosquito-borne viruses requires a precise balance of immune cells
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) In a new study, published June 5, 2020, in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) shows that antibodies against JEV are 'cross-reactive' and can also recognize Zika virus. Unfortunately, these antibodies can actually make Zika cases more severe. The research, conducted in mice, is the first to show that T cells can counteract this dangerous phenomenon.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Detailed analysis of immune response to SARS-CoV-2 bodes well for COVID-19 vaccine
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) A new study documents a robust antiviral immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in a group of 20 adults who had recovered from COVID-19. The findings show that the body's immune system is able to recognize SARS-CoV-2 in many ways, dispelling fears that the virus may elude ongoing efforts to create an effective vaccine.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New research gives further evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson's disease
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) A new study co-led by scientists at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) adds increasing evidence that Parkinson's disease is partly an autoimmune disease. In fact, the researchers report that signs of autoimmunity can appear in Parkinson's disease patients years before their official diagnosis.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily pep rallies help these 91-year-old twins deal with the coronavirus crisis
Residents at a La Jolla senior complex head out to their balconies every day to join employees in the courtyard below in sing-alongs and exercises.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Kragen Source Type: news

Carterra ® Inc. Selected by the La Jolla Institute of Immunology...
Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CoVIC Seeks to Find Therapeutic Candidates for COVID-19 in Just Weeks(PRWeb March 31, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/carterra_inc_selected_by_the_la_jolla_institute_of_immunology_to_provide_antibody_screening_and_characterization_for_the_coronavirus_immunotherapy_consortium_covic/prweb17016841.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is factory farming to blame for coronavirus?
Scientists are tracing the path of Sars-CoV-2 from a wild animal host – but we need to look at the part played in the outbreak by industrial food productionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhere did the virus causing the current pandemic come from? How did it get to a food market in Wuhan, China, from where it is thought to have spilled over into humans? The answers to these questions are gradually being pieced together, and the story they tell makes for uncomfortable reading.Let ’s start at the beginning. As of 17 March, we know that the Sars-CoV-2 virus (a member of the coronavirus family...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news UK news Epidemics Genetics Zoology Source Type: news

LJI scientists identify potential targets for immune responses to novel coronavirus
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) Publishing in the March 16, 2020, online issue of Host, Cell and Microbe, a team of researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology, in collaboration with researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute, provides the first analysis of potential targets for effective immune responses against the novel coronavirus. The researchers used existing data from known coronaviruses to predict which parts of SARS-CoV-2 are capable of activating the human immune system.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fred H. Gage receives the ISSCR Achievement Award
(International Society for Stem Cell Research) The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) will award its inaugural Achievement Award to Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, Calif. The prize recognizes the transformative body of work of an investigator that has had a major impact on the field of stem cell research or regenerative medicine. The Award will be presented on 27 June at ISSCR 2020 in Boston, Mass., US.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pleural and Peritoneal Mesothelioma Combination Can Be Managed
A patient diagnosed with pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma today can survive well beyond expectations, provided personalized treatment can be found at a specialty center. Research from the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City has shown that despite the poor prognosis typically accompanies this rare diagnosis, patients still can thrive. “This is an understudied, and poorly understood, group of patients that often is just written off,” surgical oncologist Dr. Michael Kluger at Columbia told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “But we’ve shown a meaningful survival.” Kluger, who specializes in ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 9, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Cellular culprit suspected of pushing dengue fever from bad to worse is cleared by transcripts
(La Jolla Institute for Immunology) 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 likely cause was ramped up activity of T cells, which can massively boost an immune response to a virus. Now, researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), have found definitive evidence that CD4 T cells, one of two main subtypes of T cells, are not to blame.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AI Can Now Make Medical Predictions from Raw Data. But Can Deep Learning Be Trusted?
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Source: TIME: Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Bender / Undark Tags: Uncategorized medicine onetime Research syndication Source Type: news

Remarks by Anna Abram to the Biocom Celebration of Life Dinner - 11/21/2019
Remarks by Anna Abram Biocom Celebration of Life Dinner La Jolla, CA Nov. 21, 2019
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 22, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Risk for Birth Defects Not Increased With Adalimumab
FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 -- Adalimumab exposure in pregnancy does not increase the risk for birth defects, according to a study published online Oct. 18 in PLOS ONE. Christina D. Chambers, from the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, and...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Avidity Biosciences Appoints Sarah Boyce as Chief Executive Officer
LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Avidity Biosciences, a privately-held biotechnology company pioneering Antibody Oligonucleotide Conjugates (AOCs™), announced today the appointment of global business leader Sarah... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Avidity Biosciences, Antibody-Oligonucleotide Conjugates
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Column: A stem cell clinic under fire by the FDA and ex-patients files for bankruptcy
A La Jolla clinic pitching $15,000 stem cell treatments files for bankruptcy, facing a lawsuit from former patients.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Hiltzik Source Type: news

I had a transplant after my hairstyle made me go bald
MC Paigey Cakey says she feels "empowered" after having a hair transplant because she had traction alopecia.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Pig Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants
Making human tissue in a lab has always been more sci-fi than sci-fact, but powerful genetic technologies may change that soon. For the most part, the only way to replace diseased or failing hearts, lungs, kidneys and livers is with donor organs. Even then, many people struggle to find a good biological match with a donor, and 8,000 die each year in the U.S. while waiting for an organ. In one promising solution to the shortage, researchers have been putting a new DNA editing tool called CRISPR through rigorous tests in organ regeneration. Last August, a group of scientists led by George Church, professor of genetics at Har...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Longevity organ transplants Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the costs involved with a hair transplant?
In this article, we look at how hair transplants work and how much they tend to cost. We also examine other considerations and options for hair loss.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Britain's Got Talent 2008 winner George Sampson has had a hair transplant
The dancer says head spinning is partly behind his hair loss.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Men perceived as younger, more attractive after hair transplant for baldness
Does how much hair a man has matter in how he is perceived? The answer is yes, according to a new article, and this reality can play a role in workplace and social success, say the authors of a new report.
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Survey Says: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger
THURSDAY, Aug. 25, 2016 -- Bad news for the follicularly challenged: A new survey confirms that balding men are seen by others as older and less good-looking. But when the same men got a hair transplant, observers thought of them as younger and...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Would you try the ‘lunch-hour’ hair transplant like Calum Best?
EXC: James Draper, 34, from London, underwent the 'direct hair implant' procedure in which follicles from the back of the head are transplanted on to the front and crown, without the need for surgery.
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best ex vivo Storage Option For Biopreservation Of Transplant Grafts
Storage of Hair Transplant Grafts outside of the body significantly impacts the quality of hair transplant procedures. There are almost as many opinions on the best ex vivo storage media for follicle grafts during a hair transplant procedure as there are hair transplant surgeons. Many surgeons have used the same protocol for years with great success, and there is always a tendency not to ‘rock the boat’ or mess with something that has worked in the past. But is your chosen hair graft storage solution as good as it could be? And how much impact does storage media have on the final quality of a transplant operation?
Source: Pharmaceutical Online News - May 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can plucking hairs stimulate new hair growth?
Conclusion This study showed that hair regeneration in mice depends on the density at which hairs are removed. The researchers describe a sense and response mechanism working around a threshold. If hair removal, specifically plucking, was below this threshold, there was no biological response to repair and regrow the hair, and the mice remained bald. But once the plucking threshold was crossed, the plucked hair regrew – and often more hair regrew than was there originally. The main limitation with this research is it did not involve humans, so we don't know whether the same thing would happen in people. It might actua...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Medical practice Source Type: news

Hair transplants aren't just for men - as this mother of two reveals
Ellie Kidd, 32, from Worcestershire, had a hair transplant in March 2013, paying £5,700 for the procedure. The divorced mother-of-two says it's one of the best decisions she's ever made.
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prominent Hair Loss Expert Dr. Alan J. Bauman Opens State-of-the-Art...
Bauman Medical Group Hair Transplant and Hair Loss Treatment Center is world’s largest stand-alone clinic dedicated exclusively to helping patients maintain, enhance and restore their own living and...(PRWeb November 11, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/11/prweb12311776.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 11, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Truth About Hair Loss And Baldness Cures
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Laine Bergeson Hair loss, common for men and many women in midlife, can have profound emotional and psychological effects. So, too, can baldness cures advertised as magical remedies. “There’s this guy, a regular caller on my radio show, who had his head disfigured by a terrible hair transplant,” says Spencer Kobren, founder and president of the American Hair Loss Association and author of The Bald Truth: The First Complete Guide to Preventing and Treating Hair Loss. “He purposely became a New York City cop so he could wear a hat.” And he refused promotions so he could remain a beat ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bald? Now there's a jab to make hair grow back
Scientists may soon be able to grow new hair on balding scalps, avoiding the need for a hair transplant.
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Four UCLA stem cell researchers receive CIRM Early Translational grants
Four researchers from UCLA’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have received Early Translational Research Awards totaling approximately $13 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state's stem cell agency. The UCLA researchers received four of the 12 total awards; no other institution received more than one.   The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee, CIRM’s governing body, announced at its Aug. 28 meeting in La Jolla, Calif., that grant recipients included Dr. Jerome Zack, professor of medicine and microbiology, immunology and mole...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

'I had a hair transplant to stop me looking like a thug,' says Olympic diver Peter Waterfield
Tom Daley's diving partner says that with his strong Cockney accent and shaved head - to disguise early hair loss - many people mistook him for a 'thug.'
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news