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Treatment to a T? Taking a 'BiTE' out of lung cancer
An Osaka University-led research team assayed T cell cytotoxicity in tumor tissue in lung cancer, along with normal lung tissue and peripheral blood. (2019-02-22)
Antibody therapy training phagocytes to destroy tumors now tested on patients
Developed by researchers at the University of Turku in Finland, an immunotherapeutic antibody therapy re-educates macrophages to activate passivated cytotoxic T cells to kill cancer. (2019-02-20)
Study finds way to potentially improve immunotherapy for cancer
A new study has identified a drug that potentially could make a common type of immunotherapy for cancer even more effective. (2019-02-20)
A deeper look at the relationship between dermatitis and food allergy, in pediatric patients
Researchers have discovered that food allergies are associated with distinct abnormalities in seemingly-healthy skin in pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), a common skin disorder. (2019-02-20)
Lupus strongly linked to imbalances in gut microbiome
The disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) -- marked by the attack on joints, skin, and kidneys by the body's immune system -- is linked to an abnormal mix of bacteria in the gut. (2019-02-19)
Revealed: How the 'Iron Man' of immune cells helps T cells fight infection
The immune system's killer T cells are crucial in fighting viral infections. (2019-02-19)
Scientists create new map of brain's immune system
A team of researchers under the direction of the Medical Center -- University of Freiburg has created an entirely new map of the brain's own immune system in humans and mice. (2019-02-19)
Plants can skip the middlemen to directly recognize disease-causing fungi
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne have revealed that direct physical associations between plant immune proteins and fungal molecules are widespread during attempted infection. (2019-02-19)
Food allergies and multiple sclerosis: study reveals a new link
Investigating the correlation between allergy and inflammatory disease activity, a team of investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital has found new evidence connecting food allergies and relapses of multiple sclerosis. (2019-02-19)
T-cell receptor diversity may be key to treatment of follicular lymphoma, Mayo study finds
Healthy white blood cells, called ''T-cells,'' play a crucial role in how the body fights follicular lymphoma. (2019-02-19)
Small cell lung cancer may respond to combination of immunotherapy and DNA damage repair inhibitors
MD Anderson researchers discovered that a combination of immunotherapy and targeted therapies that block normal DNA damage repair, such as PARP inhibitors, achieved dramatic tumor reduction in mouse models of small cell lung cancer. (2019-02-18)
Single CRISPR treatment provides long-term benefits in mice
Researchers at Duke University have shown that a single systemic treatment using CRISPR genome editing technology can safely and stably correct a genetic disease -- Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) -- for more than a year in mice, despite observed immune responses and alternative gene editing outcomes. (2019-02-18)
Inflammation: Study explains loss of protective abilities of T cells
Regulatory T cells (Tregs) make sure that immune responses are not too strong and that inflammation is inhibited. (2019-02-18)
Smoking may limit body's ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer
Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 percent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by Cancer Research UK. (2019-02-17)
Immune stimulant molecule shown to prevent cancer
An immune checkpoint molecule developed for cancer immunotherapy also protects against future development of multiple types of cancer when administered by itself. (2019-02-15)
Linking sensing to signaling during plant immunity
A new study by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIPZ) in Cologne has revealed that a previously unappreciated structural feature underlies the ability of the plant immune molecule EDS1 to provide a timely defense boost against pathogens. (2019-02-15)
Why some brain tumors respond to immunotherapy
Fewer than 1 in 10 patients with glioblastoma -- the most common type of brain cancer -- respond to immunotherapy; a new study reveals how to detect patients who may respond. (2019-02-15)
Human cells can change job to fight diabetes
For the first time, researchers have shown that ordinary human cells can change their original function. (2019-02-14)
University of Konstanz gains new insights into development of the human immune system
Scientists at the University of Konstanz identify fierce competition between the human immune system and bacterial pathogens. (2019-02-13)
VUMC researchers, supercomputing effort reveal antibody secrets
Using sophisticated gene sequencing and computing techniques, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the San Diego Supercomputer Center have achieved a first-of-its-kind glimpse into how the body's immune system gears up to fight off infection. (2019-02-13)
Decoding the human immune system
For the first time ever, researchers are comprehensively sequencing the human immune system, which is billions of times larger than the human genome. (2019-02-13)
Immunotherapy can be effective in treating people with recurrent glioblastoma
A UCLA-led study suggests that for people with recurrent glioblastoma, administering an immunotherapy drug before surgery is more effective than using the drug afterward. (2019-02-11)
A bioengineered factory for T-cells
Harvard engineers and stem cell biologists have developed an injectable sponge-like gel that enhances the production T-cells after a bone marrow transplant. (2019-02-11)
Interaction between immune factors triggers cancer-promoting chronic inflammation
A Massachusetts General Hospital research team has identified interaction between two elements of the immune system as critical for the transformation of a protective immune response into chronic, cancer-promoting inflammation. (2019-02-11)
Western diet may increase risk of severe sepsis, death, study finds
A Western diet high in fat and sugar can pack on the pounds. (2019-02-11)
Masterswitch discovered in body's immune system
Scientists have discovered a critical part of the body's immune system with potentially major implications for the treatment of some of the most devastating diseases affecting humans. (2019-02-11)
How a fungus can cripple the immune system
An international research team led by Professor Oliver Werz of Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, has now discovered how the fungus knocks out the immune defenses, enabling a potentially fatal fungal infection to develop. (2019-02-08)
Mosaic-like gene deletion and duplication pattern shaping the immune system discovered
A team of researchers from Bar-Ilan University has developed a computational tool for analyzing genetic changes related to the immune system. (2019-02-07)
Duke-NUS study: Interaction between two immune cell types could be key to better dengue vaccines
A sentinel immune cell in the skin surprises researchers by forming a physical connection with a virus-killing T cell. (2019-02-07)
Scientists generate functional, transplantable B cells from mice
Functional B-1 cells derived from mouse embryonic stem cells are capable of long-term engraftment and secrete natural antibodies after transplantation in mice, researchers report Feb. (2019-02-07)
Immunotherapy drug used as 1st-line therapy for Merkel cell carcinoma improved survival
A multi-center phase II clinical trial investigating pembrolizumab as a first-line and programmed cell death-1 therapy in patients with advanced Merkel cell carcinoma reports lasting tumor control, generally manageable side effects and improved overall survival. (2019-02-07)
Tak Mak lab discovers how the immune system 'thinks'
New research from the laboratory of cancer scientist Dr. Tak Mak, renowned for cloning the human T-cell receptor, has demonstrated that immune cells make brain chemicals to fight off infections. (2019-02-07)
Feinstein CEO, global researchers show significance of neurotransmitter in viral infection
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research President and CEO Kevin J. (2019-02-07)
Finding clues to a functional HIV cure
George Mason University's Yuntao Wu's research team has identified a measurable indicator that could prove instrumental in the fight against HIV. (2019-02-07)
Escort service: The role of immune cells in the formation of metastases
Tumor cells use a certain type of immune cells, the so-called neutrophils, to enhance their ability to form metastases. (2019-02-06)
Nullifying protein YTHDF1 enhances anti-tumor response
Identifying molecular pathways that boost the immune response to tumor neoantigens opens up new ways to develop and amplify cancer immunotherapy. (2019-02-06)
Molecule silences barrel, bullet pointed at transplanted organ
A powerful immune molecule helps protect transplanted organs from rejection by putting a silencer on two other immune molecules that converge to take a direct shot at the organ, scientists report. (2019-02-05)
Newly discovered immune cells play role in inflammatory brain diseases
Previously unknown cell types play a crucial role in brain autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis / Hopes for more specific therapeutic approaches less prone to side effects / Study published in the journal Science. (2019-02-05)
HIV-1 protein suppresses immune response more broadly than thought
Scientists have revealed how a protein produced by HIV-1 plays a broader role in suppressing the immune system's response to infection than previously thought. (2019-02-05)
How lung tissue forms immune cell hubs in times of need
Research uncovers how lung tissue is remodelled to support an immune response to influenza. (2019-02-05)
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