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Immunological discovery opens new possibilities for using antibodies
Researchers from the University of Turku have discovered a new route that transports subcutaneously administered antibodies into lymph nodes in just a few seconds. (2019-06-26)
No cell is an island
In a new study, published on June 25, 2019, in the journal eLife, the researchers report that higher levels of doublets -- long dismissed as technical artifacts -- can be found in people with severe cases of tuberculosis or dengue fever. (2019-06-25)
Mice with a human immune system help research into cancer and infections
Researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital have succeeded in using mice with a transplanted human immune system to study functions in the immune system which are otherwise particularly difficult to study. (2019-06-25)
Discovery may help kick-start ageing immune system
The thymus, a vital organ producing the immune system's T cells, is one of the first to diminish in function as we age, resulting in a gradual loss of T cell production and eventually increased susceptibility to infections and cancer. (2019-06-25)
Scientists track brain tumor turncoats with advanced imaging
To better understand the cells that brain tumors recruit, scientists developed advanced imaging techniques to visualize macrophages. (2019-06-25)
Molecular imaging suggests smokers may have impaired neuroimmune function
Research presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNM MI) shows preliminary evidence that tobacco smokers may have reduced neuroimmune function compared with nonsmokers. (2019-06-25)
Immunotherapy and HDAC inhibition are anti-cancer besties
Colorado study shows that adding HDAC inhibitor sensitized cancers to anti-PD1 therapy. (2019-06-24)
Alzheimer's missing link ID'd, answering what tips brain's decline
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that immune cells that typically protect neurons from damage may be the link between early and late brain changes in Alzheimer's disease. (2019-06-24)
Pathogen engineered to self-destruct underlies cancer vaccine platform
A team of investigators has developed a cancer vaccine technology using live, attenuated pathogens as vectors. (2019-06-24)
Newly discovered immune cells at the frontline of HIV infection
Researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research have discovered brand new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection. (2019-06-21)
Immunology -- not just supporting actors
Non-classical monocytes were long thought to play a purely surveillance role in the immune system. (2019-06-21)
Researchers develop a new, non-optical way to visualize DNA, cells, and tissues
Researchers have come up with a new way to image cell populations and their genetic contents. (2019-06-20)
'DNA microscopy' offers entirely new way to image cells
Rather than relying on optics, the microscopy system offers a chemically encoded way to map biomolecules' relative positions. (2019-06-20)
Novel model for studying intestinal parasite could advance vaccine development
The intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium causes frequent outbreaks in the US, and has been historically difficult to study. (2019-06-20)
Signature of an ineffective immune response to cancer revealed
Our immune system is programmed to destroy cancer cells. Sometimes it has trouble slowing disease progression because it doesn't act quickly or strongly enough. (2019-06-20)
Study: Phenols in cocoa bean shells may reverse obesity-related problems in mouse cells
A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois suggests that three of the phenolic compounds in cocoa bean shells have powerful effects on the fat and immune cells in mice, potentially reversing the chronic inflammation and insulin resistance associated with obesity. (2019-06-20)
Distinguishing helpful and harmful gut immune cells offers new view on inflammatory diseases
A type of immune cell that contributes to inflammatory bowel disease exists in two forms, 'good' and 'bad.' A new Crick-led study in Immunity has characterized these distinct populations, which could help scientists to develop treatments targeting inflammation while preserving healthy gut function. (2019-06-19)
Researchers learn dangerous brain parasite 'orders in' for dinner
Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have discovered how toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite, maintains a steady supply of nutrients while replicating inside of its host cell: it calls for delivery. (2019-06-19)
Researchers find genetic cause for fatal response to Hepatitis A
Researchers have identified a genetic mutation that caused an 11-year-old girl to suffer a fatal reaction to infection with the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). (2019-06-18)
Molecular switch for 'exhaustion mode' of immune cells discovered
Tumors and certain viral infections pose a challenge to the human body which the immune system typically fails to hand. (2019-06-18)
Redundancies in T cells
Researchers at ETH Zurich have discovered redundancies in the biochemical signalling pathways of immune cells. (2019-06-18)
How hepatitis B and delta viruses establish infection of liver cells
Princeton University researchers have developed a new, scalable cell culture system that allows for detailed investigation of how host cells respond to infection with hepatitis B (HBV) and delta virus (HDV). (2019-06-18)
New clues on tissue damage identified in rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
Research supported by the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) on Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (RA/SLE) provides new insights into tissue damage for these autoimmune conditions. (2019-06-18)
How to reinvigorate exhausted immune cells and stop cancer along the way
In cancer and chronic infections immune balance can be disrupted, resulting in immune system dysfunction or 'exhaustion.' An important protein called TOX, which varies in amount in different immune cell types, controls the identity of the cells that become exhausted. (2019-06-17)
Research highlights possible targets to help tackle Crohn's disease
There is no precise cure for digestive condition Crohn's disease, and causes are believed to vary. (2019-06-17)
Researchers identify enzyme that suppresses immune system in breast cancer
Duke Cancer Institute researchers outlined a potential way to uncloak breast cancer tumors to the body's immune system. (2019-06-17)
Repurposing existing drugs or combining therapies could help in the treatment of autoimmune diseases
Research has found that re-purposing already existing drugs or combining therapies could be used to treat patients who have difficult to treat autoimmune diseases. (2019-06-17)
BTI researchers discover interactions between plant and insect-infecting viruses
Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage every year. (2019-06-13)
Rheumatoid arthritic pain could be caused by antibodies
Antibodies that exist in the joints before the onset of rheumatoid arthritis can cause pain even in the absence of arthritis, researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report. (2019-06-13)
Antibody treatment allows transplant of mismatched stem cells, tissues in mice
A combination of six antibodies can successfully prepare mice to accept blood and immune stem cells from an immunologically mismatched donor, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2019-06-13)
Special fibroblasts help pancreatic cancer cells evade immune detection
A subpopulation of fibroblasts called apCAFs can interact with the immune system to help pancreatic cancer cells avoid detection. (2019-06-13)
Identification of protective antibodies may be key to effective malaria vaccine
Researchers from the University of Oxford, along with partners from five institutions around the world, have identified the human antibodies that prevent the malaria parasite from entering blood cells, which may be key to creating a highly effective malaria vaccination. (2019-06-13)
Breaking the code: How is a mother's immunity transferred to her baby?
A study based at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard has determined how a pregnant woman's vaccine-induced immunity is transferred to her child, which has implications for the development of more effective maternal vaccines. (2019-06-13)
Lowering cholesterol is not enough to reduce hyperactivity of the immune system
Despite treatment with statins, many patients with elevated cholesterol levels will still develop cardiovascular disease. (2019-06-13)
Determining risk of recurrence in triple-negative breast cancer
A personalized prognosis for patients diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer was the goal of a new study by Katherine Varley, Ph.D., researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and assistant professor of oncological sciences at the University of Utah. (2019-06-12)
Novel agent reactivates an immune call by LIF blockade
Promising new therapy with a dual mechanism of action to eliminate cancer stem cells and activate the immune system now in clinical development. (2019-06-11)
A 'one-two punch' to wipe out cancerous ovarian cells
Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have developed a two-step combination therapy to destroy cancer cells. (2019-06-11)
Cardiovascular diseases -- Promoting self-healing after heart attack
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers led by Oliver Söhnlein have shown that a protein which stimulates the resolution of inflammatory reactions enhances cardiac repair following heart attack in both mice and pigs. (2019-06-11)
Immunotherapy and diabetes: A game of hide and seek?
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) are emerging as an effective treatment for certain cancers, but in rare cases can cause autoimmune diseases. (2019-06-11)
Researchers reveal key role of pressure-sensing protein in lung edema
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago describe for the first time the role of a unique, pressure-sensing protein in the development of lung edema -- a condition in which chronic high vascular pressure in the lungs causes fluid from the bloodstream to enter the air spaces of the lungs. (2019-06-11)
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