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Childhood abuse linked to increased arthritis risk in adulthood
In a survey-based study of 21,889 adults in Canada, severe and/or frequent physical abuse during childhood and frequent childhood exposure to intimate partner violence were linked with higher risks or arthritis during adulthood arthritis, even after controlling for a range of factors. (2018-10-17)
Machine-learning driven findings uncover new cellular players in tumor microenvironment
New findings presented today by CytoReason reveals possible new cellular players in the tumor microenvironment that could impact the treatment process for the most in-need patients -- those who have already failed to respond to ipilimumab (anti-CTLA4) immunotherapy. (2018-10-16)
This RNA-based technique could make gene therapy more effective
MIT biological engineers have devised a way to regulate the expression of messenger RNA once it gets into cells, giving them more precise control over gene therapy treatments for cancer and other diseases. (2018-10-16)
A bad influence: the interplay between tumor cells and immune cells
Research at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) yielded new insights into the environment surrounding different types of lung tumors, and described how these complex cell ecosystems may in turn ultimately affect response to treatment. (2018-10-16)
Immune health maintained by meticulously ordered DNA
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have revealed how immune health is maintained by the exquisite organisation skills of a protein called Pax5. (2018-10-15)
Cancer stem cells use normal genes in abnormal ways
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows that CDK1 directly interacts with Sox2 to keep cancer cells 'stemmy.' (2018-10-12)
Calm the immune system, halt premature birth
Cytokines, small proteins that alert the body to infection and cause inflammation, have been found in the amniotic fluid of many women who gave birth prematurely. (2018-10-12)
Link between gut flora and multiple sclerosis discovered
In multiple sclerosis, a defective response of the body's own immune system leads to brain tissue damage. (2018-10-11)
The significance of water in a promising biomarker against cancer
The UPV/EHU's Department of Physical Chemistry and the Biofísika Institute have conducted a multidisciplinary study of the Tn antigen that appears in 90 percent of cancers. (2018-10-11)
Clay supplements in dairy cows improve immune response to aflatoxin challenge, study says
In the fight against aflatoxin, dairy producers often turn to sequestering agents such as clay to reduce transference of the toxin into milk. (2018-10-11)
Synapse 'protection' signal found; helps to refine brain circuits
The developing brain is constantly forming new connections, or synapses, while discarding others. (2018-10-10)
Clues to lupus's autoimmune origins in precursor cells
Recent Emory research sheds light on precursor B cells and their role in the development of systemic lupus erythematosus/SLE. (2018-10-10)
Supercharged natural killer cells may hold promise for cancer
A type of 'supercharged' immune cell could be mass-produced to help fight cancer. (2018-10-08)
Immunotherapy effective against hereditary melanoma
Individuals with an inherited form of skin cancer often have a poor prognosis. (2018-10-08)
Recovering from a heart attack? Hold the antibiotics
An international team of researchers has shown in mice that a healthy gut microbiome is important for recovery after a heart attack. (2018-10-08)
New function of a key component in the immune system discovered
The complement proteins that circulate in our blood are an important part of our immune system. (2018-10-05)
New cancer vaccine platform a potential tool for efficacious targeted cancer therapy
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have discovered a solution in the form of a cancer vaccine platform for improving the efficacy of oncolytic viruses used in cancer treatment. (2018-10-05)
Researchers link gut bacteria to heart transplant success or failure
In a new study, researchers have found that the gut microbiome appears to play a key role in how well the body accepts a transplanted heart. (2018-10-04)
Viruses in blood lead to digestive problems
Some people suffer unpredictable bouts of abdominal pain and constipation. (2018-10-04)
'Double agent' in the immune system may make us vulnerable to bacterial infections
Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered the role of an immune system double agent. (2018-10-04)
Immune cell variations contribute to malaria severity
An MIT study offers a possible explanation for why some people are more likely to experience a severe, potentially fatal, form of malaria. (2018-10-04)
Anti-integrin therapy effect on intestinal immune system in HIV-infected patients
In a study published today in Science Translational Medicine, Mount Sinai researchers describe for the first time a mechanism that may shrink collections of immune cells in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, called lymphoid aggregates, where HIV may lay sequestered. (2018-10-03)
T cell bispecific antibody for the immune-mediated killing of HER2+ breast cancer cells
Researchers at the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology in Barcelona show that the p95HER2-T cell bispecific antibody (TCB) can successfully guide immune cells, known as lymphocytes, directly to cancerous ones for their targeted killing. (2018-10-03)
Potential mechanism by which BCG vaccine lowers blood sugar levels to near normal in type 1 diabetes discovered
New research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany (Oct. (2018-10-03)
Natural killer cells may open lifesaving cancer treatements to more patients
UCF College of Medicine cancer researcher Alicja Copik has just discovered a way to make immunotherapy viable to thousands by using the body's own natural killer (NK) cells in a new way. (2018-10-02)
Could less deadly therapies be a better way to keep cancer in check?
While many cancer therapies initially can be very successful, tumors often return and spread when remaining cancer cells develop resistance to treatment. (2018-10-02)
Doctors issue caution over missed cancer diagnoses tied to immune disorder
Physicians who specialize in a devastating and aggressive immune disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) report in a new study that extra care should be taken to ensure an HLH diagnosis doesn't obscure possible underlying cancers. (2018-10-01)
Immune cells help older muscles heal like new
The immune system's macrophage cells are critical to growing muscle tissues in a lab, say the biomedical engineers at Duke University who earlier reported the world's first self-healing lab-grown muscles. (2018-10-01)
Like a butterfly, immune protein 'flutters' in search of viruses, says Rutgers scientists
Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have identified an important step in the process that allows our bodies to fight viruses. (2018-10-01)
Immune system's balancing act keeps bowel disease in check
The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, showed that the increased presence of a protein responsible for sensing infection -- called NLRP1 -- meant there were fewer good bacteria and anti-inflammatory molecules in the gut, leading to higher levels of inflammation and an increased risk of IBD. (2018-10-01)
New cancer vaccine shows early promise for patients with HER2-positive cancers
Treatment with a HER2-targeted therapeutic cancer vaccine provided clinical benefit to several patients with metastatic HER2-positive cancers who had not previously been treated with a HER2-targeted therapeutic, according to data from a phase I clinical trial presented at the Fourth CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference: Translating Science into Survival, held Sept. (2018-09-30)
Cancer Immunotherapy Conference features latest research on response, resistance, treatment
The Fourth CRI-CIMT-EATI-AACR International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference: Translating Science into Survival, to be held in New York, Sept. (2018-09-30)
Improved In vivo imaging of atherosclerotic plaque development
University of Tsukuba researchers developed a method for quantitatively assessing atherosclerotic plaque buildup in mice. (2018-09-28)
Bacterial protein mimics DNA to sabotage cells' defenses
In a new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, researchers at Imperial College London and the Francis Crick Institute report some of the details of how Salmonella shuts down an immune pathway after infection. (2018-09-28)
Researchers find how Natural Killer cells regulate protective HIV antibodies
In the quest to develop a vaccine that triggers the immune system to prevent HIV infection, researchers have focused on identifying and eliciting a particular type of antibody that is capable of neutralizing the virus. (2018-09-27)
DNA vaccine targets family of tumor antigens & shows promise for cancer immunotherapy
Wistar scientists have implemented a novel structurally designed synthetic DNA vaccine to simultaneously target multiple members of a family of proteins that are specifically overexpressed in several types of cancer. (2018-09-27)
Urine liquid biopsies could help monitor bladder cancer treatment
Scientists have shown for the first time that immune cells in the urine of bladder cancer patients accurately reflect those in the tumor environment. (2018-09-26)
Researchers discover molecule involved in the repair of liver wounds
A new study from researchers of CEDOC-NOVA Medical School|Faculdade de Ciências Médicas and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, led by Maria Paula Macedo and Carlos Penha-Gonçalves, respectively, published in Hepatology Communications, showed that a molecule called CD26/DPP-4 is involved in the regeneration of acute liver wounds and is a promising biomarker for hepatic disease. (2018-09-26)
New allergy vaccine for hay fever shows promising results
Using sugar molecules researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed a new vaccine for hay fever that may reduce treatment times and increase the effect of treatments. (2018-09-26)
Immune cell pruning of dopamine receptors may modulate behavioral changes in adolescence
A study by MassGeneral Hospital for Children researchers finds that the immune cells of the brain called microglia play a crucial role in brain development during adolescence, but that role is different in males and females. (2018-09-25)
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