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Anticancer vaccines gain new lease of life with personalisation techniques
Anticancer vaccines have gained a new lease of life with techniques to personalise them to individual patients. (2018-12-19)
The potential of nanomaterials to activate the body's antitumor immune response investigated
Immunity plays an immense role in the body's fight against cancer. (2018-12-19)
Hepatitis: Liver failure attributable to compromised blood supply
In severe cases, a viral hepatitis infection can result in liver failure. (2018-12-19)
Vaccine, checkpoint drugs combination shows promise for pancreatic cancers
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered a combination of a cancer vaccine with two checkpoint drugs reduced pancreatic cancer tumors in mice, demonstrating a possible pathway for treatment of people with pancreatic cancers whose response to standard immunotherapy is poor. (2018-12-18)
FSU researchers identify ways breast cancer avoids immune system detection
Researchers analyzed data from more than 1,000 breast cancer patients and found that breast cancer behaves differently than other cancers that are currently treated with immunotherapy. (2018-12-18)
Gut microbiome regulates the intestinal immune system, researchers find
A new study in mice unveils the role of vitamin A in immune system regulation, a finding that could assist in developing treatments for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases as well as vitamin A deficiency. (2018-12-18)
New, rapid and robust method for single cell profiling
Hope for better understanding of the inner works of cancer and other serious diseases. (2018-12-17)
Protein police keep the immune system in check
Researchers learn how a key transcription factor helps regulate the immune system and could be critical to understanding autoimmune disease and cancer immunosuppression. (2018-12-17)
Scientists found molecular 'switch' for allergic asthma treatment
A team of Russian scientists identified the role of the interleukin-6 molecule in the development of allergic asthma. (2018-12-17)
Vaccine using microneedle patch with RSV virus, immune-stimulating compound is effective against RSV
Skin vaccination using a microneedle patch that contains the inactivated respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and a compound that stimulates immune responses to the virus has been found to enhance protection against this serious disease and reduce inflammation in the body after exposure to the virus, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (2018-12-17)
Plants don't like touch: Green thumb myth dispelled
La Trobe University-led research has found that plants are extremely sensitive to touch and that repeated touching can significantly retard growth. (2018-12-15)
Vaccine could help address the opioid epidemic
Synthetic psychoactive drugs have become a serious public health threat in recent years. (2018-12-13)
New research suggests how parents protect children from the long-term effects of stress
When young children experience violence or poverty, the effect can last well into adulthood. (2018-12-13)
Septin proteins act as cellular police to identify, imprison and kill 'superbug' Shigella
A protein family found naturally in our cells could help stop the spread of dangerous drug resistant infections by using 'detective' like powers to collect evidence of bacterial infection and imprison it, according to new research published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. (2018-12-13)
The immune system's supercell -- how it matures
NK cells, or natural killer cells, play an important role in the body's defences against cancer and various infections. (2018-12-13)
How teens deal with stress may affect their blood pressure, immune system
Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things may affect certain processes in the body, including blood pressure and how immune cells respond to bacterial invaders, according to Penn State researchers. (2018-12-13)
The 'greying' of T cells
Research in mouse cells identifies defective metabolic pathway in aging immune T cells. (2018-12-13)
Combining three treatment strategies may significantly improve melanoma treatment
A study by a team led by a Massachusetts General Hospital investigator finds evidence that combining three advanced treatment strategies for malignant melanoma -- molecular targeted therapy, immune checkpoint blockade and the use of tumor-targeting viruses -- may markedly improve outcomes. (2018-12-12)
Blood test could lead to cystic fibrosis treatment tailored to each patient
Researchers at Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. (2018-12-12)
Immune cells sacrifice themselves to protect us from invading bacteria
Our immune systems are working overtime this time of year. (2018-12-11)
Roadmap reveals shortcut to recreate key HIV antibody for vaccines
A team led by Duke Human Vaccine Institute researchers, publishing online Dec. (2018-12-11)
Successful anti-PD-1 therapy requires interaction between CD8+ T cells and dendritic cells
A team led by a Massachusetts General Hospital investigator has found that successful cancer immunotherapy targeting the PD-1 molecule requires interaction between cytotoxic CD8+ T cells, which have been considered the primary therapeutic target, and dendritic cells, critical activators of T cell response. (2018-12-11)
What social stress in monkeys can tell us about human health
A new University of Washington-led study examines one key stress-inducing circumstance -- the effects of social hierarchy -- and how cells respond to the hormones that are released in response to that stress. (2018-12-11)
Why feeling empathy could lead former drug users to relapse
Empathy, the awareness of another's feelings and emotions, is a key feature in normal social interactions. (2018-12-10)
Researchers image atomic structure of important immune regulator
A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital provides a biophysical and structural assessment of a critical immune regulating protein called human T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain containing protein-3 (hTIM-3). (2018-12-10)
Study identifies a key cellular mechanism that triggers pneumonia in humans
Researchers have demonstrated that influenza virus impairs the immune response to pneumococcus, especially monocyte activity. (2018-12-10)
Undiplomatic immunity: Mutation causing arterial autoimmune disease revealed
Takayasu arteritis is an autoimmune disease resulting in chronic aortic inflammation leading to aneurysm or aortic regurgitation. (2018-12-09)
Bacterial 'sleeper cells' evade antibiotics and weaken defence against infection
New research, from scientists at Imperial College London, unravels how so-called bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells, potentially opening new avenues to finding ways of clearing these bacterial cells from the body, and stopping recurrence of the bacterial infection. (2018-12-07)
Subtype of immune B cells can delay type 1 diabetes onset in mice
A team of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School reports that a subset of immune B cells, known as CD19+IgM+ B cells, can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes in a mouse model of the condition. (2018-12-06)
A new molecular player involved in T cell activation
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have imaged live T cells to reveal the role of CLIP-170 in T-cell activation, a critical process in the immune response. (2018-12-06)
Putting the brakes on tumor stealth
New research undertaken at Monash University has shed new light on how some cancers are able to escape our immune system. (2018-12-06)
VCU researchers test effectiveness of anti-opioid vaccine
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are testing a vaccine against opioid abuse developed by the Scripps Research Institute in California. (2018-12-06)
Eliminating the latent reservoir of HIV
A new study suggests that a genetic switch that causes latent HIV inside cells to begin to replicate can be manipulated to completely eradicate the virus from the human body. (2018-12-06)
Study: Tuberculosis survives by using host system against itself
In a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, scientists at the University of Notre Dame have discovered that the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) releases RNA into infected cells. (2018-12-05)
Eliminating microglia prevents heightened immune sensitivity after stress
Using an animal model of chronic stress, researchers at The Ohio State University have shown that the immune cells of the brain, called microglia, hold unique signatures of chronic stress that leave the animal more sensitive to future stressful experiences, evident by increased anxiety and immune responses. (2018-12-04)
Protein may slow progression of emphysema, Rutgers study finds
A protein generated as part of our body's immune response to intestinal worms could slow the progression of emphysema, according to a Rutgers study. (2018-12-04)
Immune health in space
With a new crew arriving at the International Space Station, astronauts will be relieved to know that they won't have to worry about a major aspect of their immune system being compromised. (2018-12-04)
Immunotherapy pioneers reveal updated efficacy data of tisagenlecleucel CAR T-cell therapy
Physician-scientists from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia presented updated efficacy and safety data on Kymriah (tisagenlecleucel, formerly CTL019) -- the first-ever FDA-approved personalized CAR T-cell gene immunotherapy for aggressive blood cancers, at the 60th American Society of Hematology annual meeting, as well as first-of-its-kind research on overcoming CAR T-cell resistance. (2018-12-04)
Scientists consider climate change-resistant crops
Meng Chen and his team identified the genetic mechanism used by all plants as they respond to daylight conditions as well as the ability to sense temperature. (2018-12-04)
In death, Lonesome George reveals why giant tortoises live so long
Genetic analysis of DNA from Lonesome George and samples from other giant tortoises of the Galapagos -- which can live more than 100 years in captivity -- found they possessed a number of gene variants linked to DNA repair, immune response, and cancer suppression not possessed by shorter-lived vertebrates. (2018-12-03)
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