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In animal models, a ‘shocking’ step toward a potential HIV cure

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It’s a leading research strategy for eliminating HIV from the body: “shock and kill.” The idea is to…
NIH-supported scientists reverse HIV and SIV latency in two animal models

Yesterday

In a range of experiments, scientists have reactivated resting immune cells that were latently infected with HIV or…
Discovery of new T-cell raises prospect of ‘universal’ cancer therapy

3 days ago

T-cell therapies for cancer – where immune cells are removed, modified and returned to the patient’s blood to…
Cancer’s big appetite

January 15, 2020

There’s no shortage of ways to kill a cancer cell. Cut it out, poison it, blast it with…
Removing body clock gene protects mice against pneumonia

January 7, 2020

Removing the clock gene BMAL1 makes bacteria-engulfing defense cells in the body more effective, a University of Manchester…
Finding a new way to fight late-stage sepsis

January 7, 2020

Researchers manipulate natural process to boost cells’ antibacterial properties. Researchers have developed a way to prop up a…
Why isn’t there a vaccine for staph?

December 27, 2019

Staph bacteria, the leading cause of potentially dangerous skin infections, are most feared for the drug-resistant strains that…
Detailed map of immune cells in human blood

December 23, 2019

Researchers at SciLifeLab report in the journal Science that they have created a detailed blood atlas of the…
New clues about why a universal flu vaccine is so elusive

December 20, 2019

Every year, we’re reminded to return to the pharmacy for a flu shot. Why can’t we have a…
A new role for a triple-negative breast cancer target

December 20, 2019

Unlike almost every other organ, the mammary gland does not develop until after birth. And it’s unusually dynamic,…
Study may explain how infections reduce autism symptoms

December 20, 2019

For many years, some parents have noticed that their autistic children’s behavioral symptoms diminished when they had a…
Fragmented sleep may affect brain’s immune cells, impair cognition

December 13, 2019

Fragmented sleep in older people with and without Alzheimer’s disease may have an effect on the brain’s immune…
Study finds differences in energy use by immune cells in ME/CFS

December 13, 2019

New findings published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggest that specific immune T cells from people with…
The Danger Behind Certain Biologics

December 12, 2019

Autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and Crohn’s disease plague tens of millions of Americans and are…
Study sheds light on immune control of cancer

December 12, 2019

New findings could provide doctors with vital clues about how the immune system prevents cancer from recurring. The…
Probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys

December 9, 2019

Baby boy’s and girl’s immune systems respond differently to prebiotics and probiotics, according to new research. The paper…
Spin-out secures £1.1 million for ground-breaking ‘supercharged’ cell therapies to treat solid tumours

November 26, 2019

A University of Bristol spin-out company has raised £1.1 million in funding to develop next generation cell therapies…
Early Results from First-In-U.S. Trial of CRISPR-Edited Immune Cells for Cancer Patients Suggest Safety of Approach

November 8, 2019

Abramson Cancer Center researchers to present initial safety data after treating three patients. Genetically editing a cancer patient’s…
To Monitor Cancer Therapy in the Body, Penn Researchers Tag CAR T Cells with Imaging Markers

November 8, 2019

With CAR T cell therapy, a patient’s own immune cells are genetically modified and inserted back into the…
New clues found to help protect heart from damage after heart attack

November 7, 2019

Studying mice, scientists have shown that boosting the activity of specific immune cells in the heart after a…
Immune cells in skin kill MRSA bacteria before they enter the body

October 31, 2019

A type of immune cell called neutrophils could be responsible for controlling bacterial numbers of an antibiotic-resistant strain…
A New Actor in Cancer Immunity

October 28, 2019

The immune system must strike an exquisite balance between vanquishing infections and cancer, while at the same time…
New drug shows promise as immune therapy for cancer

October 16, 2019

A therapy developed by Yale researchers stimulates immune cells to shrink or kill tumors in mice, according to a…
Unique immune cell could help stop breast cancer

October 15, 2019

A unique type of immune cell has been discovered in human breast tissue, and breast cancer patients with…
Researcher develops nanosystem that promotes regeneration after root canals

October 14, 2019

A novel nanosystem developed by Anil Kishen, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry, shows promising results…
First marker for mysterious vaping illness identified

September 19, 2019

Doctors have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the U.S. in recent months. Within the lungs of…
Parasite infection may protect against HIV

September 9, 2019

Parasitic worm infections can reduce the susceptibility of immune cells to HIV infection, according to new University of…
Electric hookahs, like those pictured above, may reduce some toxicants but increase others. Vaping and using e-cigarettes have become very popular in recent years, but users should be aware of known risks and potential dangers. Electronic nicotine delivery systems use noncombustible tobacco products and typically contain nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals. (U.S. DoD file photo, Public Domain)
First maker for mysterious vaping illness identified

September 9, 2019

Doctors have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the U.S. in recent months. Within the lungs of…
Scientists found a new approach to treat inflammatory autoimmune diseases – the key is within fat bubbles

September 8, 2019

Rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and other inflammatory autoimmune diseases have a huge impact on patients’ quality of life. Autoimmune…
Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer’s disease development identified

August 26, 2019

Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer’s disease…
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