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A balancing act between immunity and longevity
Changes in the immune system can promote healthy ageing (2020-07-10)
Single-cell RNA sequencing outlines the immune landscape of severe COVID-19
A new single-cell RNA sequencing analysis of more than 59,000 cells from three different patient cohorts provides a detailed look at patients' immune responses to severe cases of COVID-19. (2020-07-10)
Nano-radiomics unveils treatment effect on tumor microenvironment
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have developed a novel noninvasive approach called nano-radiomics that analyzes imaging data to assess changes in the tumor microenvironment that are not detected with conventional imaging methods. (2020-07-10)
Breast cancer cells can reprogram immune cells to assist in metastasis
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center investigators report they have uncovered a new mechanism by which invasive breast cancer cells evade the immune system to metastasize, or spread, to other areas of the body. (2020-07-09)
Mapping the immune landscape of haematological cancers may help to enhance therapies
Activating the immune system of the body is a promising form of treatment for cancer. (2020-07-09)
Bats offer clues to treating COVID-19
Bats carry many viruses, including COVID-19, without becoming ill. Biologists at the University of Rochester are studying the immune system of bats to find potential ways to ''mimic'' that system in humans. (2020-07-09)
Expansion stress enhances growth and migration of breast cancer cells
Expansion stress can have an alarming impact on breast cancer cells by creating conditions that could lead to dangerous acceleration of the disease, an interdisciplinary team of University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers has found. (2020-07-09)
Self-isolation may increase susceptibility to COVID-19
Previous research points to the effect of social stressors on developing upper respiratory infections, holding clues to COVID-19 risk. (2020-07-08)
Hyperactive immune cells accelerate heart valve disease: Study
Aortic valve stenosis is the most common type of heart valve disease in the elderly and affects more than one in eight people aged over 75. (2020-07-08)
Mirror image tumor treatment
Our immune system ought to be able to recognize and kill tumor cells. (2020-07-08)
Neutralizing antibodies in the battle against COVID-19
An important line of defense against SARS-CoV-2 is the formation of neutralizing antibodies. (2020-07-08)
Researchers propose novel approach to limit organ damage for patients with severe COVID-19
In a paper published in Cancer and Metastasis Reviews, a team of researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital propose that controlling the local and systemic inflammatory response in COVID-19 may be as important as anti-viral and other therapies. (2020-07-08)
A helping hand for cancer immunotherapy
Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have demonstrated the therapeutic potential of PRMT5 inhibitors to sensitize unresponsive melanoma to immune checkpoint therapy. (2020-07-08)
Lung, immune function in kids could protect from severe COVID-19
Differences in lung physiology and immune function in children could be why they are more often spared from severe illness associated with COVID-19 than adults. (2020-07-08)
Engineered killer immune cells target tumours and their immunosuppressive allies
Scientists have engineered natural killer immune cells that not only kill head and neck tumour cells in mice but also reduce the immune-suppressing myeloid cells that allow tumours to evade the immune response, according to a new study in eLife. (2020-07-07)
A key gene modifies regulatory T cells to fine-tune the immune response
The human immune system is a finely-tuned machine, balancing when to release a cellular army to deal with pathogens, with when to rein in that army, stopping an onslaught from attacking the body itself. (2020-07-07)
Increase in delirium, rare brain inflammation and stroke linked to COVID-19
Neurological complications of Covid-19 can include delirium, brain inflammation, stroke and nerve damage, finds a new UCL and UCLH-led study, published in the journal Brain. (2020-07-07)
Host cell fusion in bacteria infection alarms immune system, causing host cell destruction
NUS Medicine researchers have identified a new trigger for our immune system--abnormal fusion of host cells to form giant cells after infection by pathogens such as the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei. (2020-07-07)
Age-related impairments reversed in animal model
Frailty and immune decline are two main features of old age. (2020-07-06)
Location, location, location -- Even gut immune response is site-specific
Researchers at Würzburg University are using mini-organs to model the digestive tract in the laboratory. (2020-07-03)
New weapons for fighting Devil disease
Researchers at the University of Tasmania's Menzies Institute for Medical Research and the School of Medicine have added an arsenal of new tools (video link) to their repertoire for fighting the insidious Devil Facial Tumour Disease. (2020-07-02)
"Targeting peptide" discovery offers hope as new, highly effective anti-inflammatory
A collaboration between the University of Toronto's Faculty of Dentistry and the National Jewish Health in Denver -- the top-ranked respiratory research hospital in the US -- has yielded a new drug discovery that could be useful to combat inflammation of all varieties and shows promise in fighting acute respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19. (2020-07-02)
In mouse study, black raspberries show promise for reducing skin inflammation
In a study done with mice and published earlier this month in the journal Nutrients, researchers found that a diet high in black raspberries reduced inflammation from contact hypersensitivity -- a condition that causes redness and inflammation in the skin. (2020-07-02)
How a mutation on the novel coronavirus has come to dominate the globe
Two variants of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), called G614 and D614, were circulating in mid-March. (2020-07-02)
B-cell protectors
A research group at the MDC has discovered a protein that protects mature B lymphocytes from stress-induced cell death. (2020-07-01)
Age research: A low level of the stress hormone cortisol contributes to the ageing process
Why do we age? What exactly is happening in our bodies? (2020-07-01)
Smart structures: Structural cells of the body control immune function
In a Nature paper, CeMM researchers analyzed the epigenetic and transcriptional regulation in structural cells. (2020-07-01)
Implants: Can special coatings reduce complications after implant surgery?
New coatings on implants could help make them more compatible. (2020-06-30)
New strategy emerges for vaccine against methicillin-resistant staphylococcal aureus
Experiments in mice have shown early success in vaccinating them against potentially deadly bacterial infections, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal aureus, or MRSA, the strain resistant to most drug treatments. (2020-06-30)
Fat check: Yale researchers find explanation for stress' damage in brown fat
In their search for what triggers the damaging side-effects caused by acute psychological stress, Yale researchers found an answer by doing a fat check. (2020-06-30)
Engineers use 'DNA origami' to identify vaccine design rules
Using DNA origami as a virus-like scaffold, MIT researchers designed an HIV-like particle that provokes a strong response from human immune cells grown in the lab. (2020-06-29)
New research reveals plant control with the power of light
Scientists have found a way to control different plant processes -- such as when they grow -- using nothing but coloured light. (2020-06-29)
Clues to COVID-19 complications come from NET-like inflammatory response
An overactive defense response may lead to increased blood clotting, disease severity, and death from COVID-19. (2020-06-29)
Protein derived from tick saliva proves effective in the treatment of equine skin cancer
Experiments were conducted by scientists affiliated with the Center of Excellence in New Target Discovery, a research center supported by FAPESP, involving five animals with spontaneous skin tumors. (2020-06-29)
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. (2020-06-29)
Common childhood vaccine might prevent severe complications of COVID-19
A paper published by LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine researchers suggests that live attenuated vaccines such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) may prevent the severe lung inflammation and sepsis associated with COVID-19 infection. (2020-06-26)
Study is first to identify potential therapeutic targets for COVID-19
A team from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are the first in the world to profile the body's immune response to COVID-19. (2020-06-25)
Identified genes that predispose to cancer by impairing the immune system
The study shows that the involvement of certain genes that predispose to cancer also affects the immune system, which could facilitate tumor growth. (2020-06-25)
Rapid EUnetHTA assessment on coronavirus diagnostics supported by IQWiG
Rapid EUnetHTA assessment on coronavirus diagnostics supported by IQWiG. Antibody tests can detect a past infection with SARS Corona virus. (2020-06-25)
Bioactive natural compounds for the fight against cancer
Phytoalexins are bioactive phytochemicals that have attracted much attention in recent years due to their health-promoting effects in humans and their vital role in plant health. (2020-06-25)
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