Primary immunodeficiency syndromes are genetically determined immunodeficiencies with immune and nonimmune defects. Nonimmune manifestations are often more easily recognized than those of the immunodeficiency. Examples are ataxia-telangiectasia, cartilage-hair hypoplasia, DiGeorge syndrome, hyper-IgE syndrome, and Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Despite the presence of immunodeficiencies, some patients also develop autoimmune disorders.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common condition that can lead to serious health problems, including heart disease. One of the ways that hypertension can affect your heart is by increasing the contractility of your coronary arterioles. These are the small blood vessels that supply blood to your heart muscle. When your coronary arterioles […]
Scientists have developed a new screening technique to identify high-performing biomaterials for encapsulating islet cells for Type 1 diabetes treatment. The technique uses a unique “barcode” to track each biomaterial formulation. The findings could lead to more sustainable, long-term, self-regulating treatments for Type 1 diabetes that do not require immunosuppression. (The multicolored beads illustrate the […]
Discovering the nuances of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp). While it’s an established treatment, its impact varies. We’re delving into recent research, revealing that factors like the therapeutic alliance and targeting underlying psychological mechanisms can enhance outcomes. It’s clear that personalized CBTp is the way forward, just as in anxiety and depression treatment. Let’s […]