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Immune analysis in fifty patients uncovers 'hallmark' of severe COVID-19
By studying fifty COVID-19 patients, researchers in France identified a unique signature - a combination of deficiency in a response of a particular interferon, as well as exacerbated inflammation - in the most critically ill. (2020-07-13)
Breast cancer deadlier in heart attack survivors
Breast Cancer patients are 60 percent more likely to die of cancer after surviving a heart attack, a new study finds. (2020-07-13)
A balancing act between immunity and longevity
Changes in the immune system can promote healthy ageing (2020-07-10)
TGen identifies immune effects of drug in aggressive ovarian cancer striking young women
A drug known as SP-2577 could help enable the body's own immune system to attack ovarian cancer, according to a study led by TGen. (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)
Mirror image tumor treatment
Our immune system ought to be able to recognize and kill tumor cells. (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)
Drug treatment could improve effectiveness of immunotherapy for cancer patients
The MDM2 gene promotes tumor growth and interferes with immunotherapy in some cancer patients -- a new study from a Brown University research team suggests that an MDM2-inhibiting drug could help address this problem. (2020-07-08)
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)
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)
Norovirus has two alternative capsid structures which change before infection
Researchers from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences have discovered that mouse noroviruses have two alternative capsid structures and change from one to the other before infection. (2020-07-03)
The protein that stands between us and autoimmunity
Researchers from Osaka University identified the epigenetic proteins Tet2 and Tet3 as key regulators of B cell function. (2020-07-02)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Researchers discover critical new allergy pathway
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have identified the sequence of molecular events by which tiny, tick-like creatures called house dust mites trigger asthma and allergic rhinitis. (2020-06-25)
University of Cincinnati research uncovers clues in use of immunotherapy for breast cancer
UC researchers have found a potential new combination therapy for breast cancer that would integrate use of the body's immune system with targeted treatment for a particular protein that advances cancer. (2020-06-24)
Blocking a 'jamming signal' can unleash immune system to fight tumors
Yale researchers have discovered a ''jamming signal'' that blocks a powerful immune system stimulant called interleukin-18 (IL-18) from reaching tumors, including in cancers that are resistant to conventional immunotherapy treatments, they report June 24 in the journal Nature. (2020-06-24)
Cancer study shows how chemicals cause complex cell mutations
Fresh insights into why some harmful substances are so efficient at causing cancer could aid the quest for better treatments. (2020-06-24)
Tel Aviv University researchers destroy cancer cells with ultrasound treatment
An international research team has developed a noninvasive technology platform for gene delivery into breast cancer cells. (2020-06-24)
Immune system works differently between and first and later pregnancies
A study in Cell Reports shows the delicate physiological balancing act a mother's immune system must pull off to prevent a fetus from being rejected by the body works differently in first and second pregnancies. (2020-06-23)
New drug candidate reawakens sleeping HIV in hopes of functional cure
Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have created a next-generation drug called Ciapavir (SBI-0953294) that is effective at reactivating dormant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). (2020-06-23)
Tracking down cryptic peptides
Using a newly developed method, researchers from the University of Würzburg, in cooperation with the University Hospital of Würzburg, were able to identify thousands of special peptides on the surface of cells for the first time. (2020-06-23)
Herd immunity threshold could be lower according to new study
Herd immunity to Covid-19 could be achieved with less people being infected than previously estimated according to new research. (2020-06-23)
A bacterial toxin turning cells into swiss cheese
Researchers from Kanazawa University developed a novel tool to study how the innate immune system fights bacterial toxins. (2020-06-23)
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