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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)
Immuno-PET precisely diagnoses IBD inflammation without invasive procedures
Inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease can be quickly and precisely diagnosed using a new type of nuclear medicine scan. (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)
Breakthrough paves way for new Lyme disease treatment
Virginia Tech biochemist Brandon Jutras has discovered the cellular component that contributes to Lyme arthritis, a debilitating and extremely painful condition that is the most common late stage symptom of Lyme disease. (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)
Researchers find genes that could help create more resilient chickens
An international team of scientists, led by Penn State researchers, have identified genes that may help farmers, especially ones in low- and middle-income countries, breed chickens that can resist one of the biggest disease threats facing poultry today. (2019-06-14)
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)
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)
Once thought to be asexual, single-celled parasites caught in the act
The single-celled parasite Leishmania can reproduce sexually, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (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)
Researcher identifies adjuvant that prevents vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease in RSV
A unique adjuvant, a substance that enhances the body's immune response to toxins and foreign matter, can prevent vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease, a sickness that has posed a major hurdle in vaccine development for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to a study led by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. (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)
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)
Women caught in a pickle by their own immune systems
A team of scientists at Arizona State University is presenting a new hypothesis to explain why there are differences between women and men when it comes to human diseases. (2019-06-11)
Clarifying the economic value of adjusting the power consumption
The economic value of demand response that adjusts the power consumption has not been clarified. (2019-06-10)
Study drug delays type 1 diabetes in high risk children and adults
A drug that targets the immune system can delay the onset of type 1 diabetes an average of two years in children and adults at high risk, according to findings from TrialNet's Teplizumab (anti-CD3) Prevention Study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2019-06-10)
Study finds macrophages' pathway to nurture PTEN-deficient glioblastoma
A common genetic deficiency empowers glioblastoma to broadcast a molecular message to the wrong type of immune cell, summoning macrophages that protect and nurture the brain tumor instead of attacking it, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Cancer Cell. (2019-06-10)
Scientists reminded immune cells on what side they should be
International group of scientists in the joint study of the laboratory of the Wistar Institute, University of Pittsburgh and I.M. (2019-06-07)
Three-drug combination helps curb the growth of deadly type of skin cancer
A UCLA-led research team has pinpointed a three-drug combination that could prove to be an effective new therapy for people with a specific type of advanced melanoma. (2019-06-06)
Scientists propose a fresh look at the role of ferroptosis in the development of cancer
Despite significant advances in medicine, cancer remains the second leading cause of death worldwide. (2019-06-06)
Scientists discover how hepatitis C 'ghosts' our immune system
Scientists from Trinity College Dublin have discovered how the highly infectious and sometimes deadly hepatitis C virus (HCV) 'ghosts' our immune system and remains undiagnosed in many people. (2019-06-05)
Salty diet reduces tumor growth by tackling immune cells
A study by an international research team led by Professor Markus Kleinewietfeld (VIB-UHasselt) shows that high salt intake inhibits tumor growth in mice. (2019-06-05)
Immune cells play unexpected role in early tuberculosis infection
A class of immune cells called innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) mediates the body's initial defense against TB, according to a report published online today in Nature. (2019-06-05)
To fight TB infection, early protection is crucial
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Africa Health Research Institute have identified a master cell that coordinates the body's immune defenses in the crucial early days after infection. (2019-06-05)
Combating undetected lung inflammation in patients with an autoimmune disorder
An observational study involving 50 patients with APECED -- a genetic autoimmune disorder -- has demonstrated that targeting T and B cell activity combats a serious lung-related complication often overlooked or misdiagnosed in patients with the condition. (2019-06-05)
A new way to block malaria transmission by targeting young contagious parasite forms
Boosting our natural antibody responses against the transmissible parasite stage could hold the key to combatting the malaria parasite and preventing the spread of the disease. (2019-06-05)
Study sheds light on how cells in the body can sense cancer
Fresh insights into how cells alert the body when they are in danger of becoming cancerous could open new doors in the search for therapies. (2019-06-05)
Could boosting the gut microbiome be the secret to healthier older age?
Fecal transplants from young to aged mice can stimulate the gut microbiome and revive the gut immune system, a study by immunologists at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK, has shown. (2019-06-04)
How chronic inflammation may drive down dopamine and motivation
A new computational method will allow scientists to measure the effects of chronic inflammation on energy availability and effort-based decision-making. (2019-06-04)
Pathogens may have facilitated the evolution of warm-blooded animals
Animals first developed fever as a response to infections: the higher body temperatures primed their immune systems. (2019-06-04)
Bid to beat superbugs boosted by immune defence discovery
The fight against superbugs could be helped by the discovery of a potential therapy based on the body's natural immune defences. (2019-06-03)
Combination checkpoint blockade effective in pre-surgical setting for early-stage lung cancers
Neoadjuvant, or pre-surgical, treatment with nivolumab plus ipilimumab resulted in an overall major pathologic response (MPR) rate of 33 percent of treated patients with early-stage, resectable non-small cell lung cancers, meaning these patients had less than or equal to 10 percent viable tumor remaining at surgery. (2019-06-03)
Study delivers insight into possible origins of immunological memory
Natural killer cells are part of the innate immune system. (2019-06-03)
Phosphorylation of Regnase-1 lets IL-17 run amok
A research team led by Osaka University found that the cytokine interleukin (IL)-17 triggers the phosphorylation of mRNA-degrading enzyme Regnase-1, resulting in excessive inflammation. (2019-06-03)
Immune cells determine how fast certain tumors grow
By examining brain tumors in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-03)
Newfound autoimmune syndrome causes muscle pain, weakness
A previously unknown autoimmune muscle disease involving sudden onset of debilitating muscle pain and weakness has been identified by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-03)
Pre-surgical immunotherapy shows promise in trial for patients with early stage lung cancer
Pre-surgical immunotherapy shows promise in trial for patients with early stage lung cancer according to interim results of a large, multicenter trial. (2019-05-31)
COMMD3/8 protein complex: a potential drug target for treating inflammatory diseases
A team of researchers led by Kazuhiro Suzuki from the Immunology Frontier Research Center at Osaka University discovered the COMMD3/8 complex as a molecule involved in immune cell migration, clarifying that the complex plays a critical role in the establishment of immune responses. (2019-05-30)
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