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Engineered T Cells May Be Harnessed to Kill Solid Tumor Cells

October 3, 2019

There is now a multitude of therapies to treat cancer, from chemotherapy and radiation to immunotherapy and small…
Immunologists identify T cell homing beacons for lungs

September 30, 2019

Scientists have identified a pair of molecules critical for T cells, part of the immune system, to travel…
Yale researchers identify rare inherited immune disease

September 26, 2019

When a 9-year-old girl with anemia, breathing problems, and recurrent infections sought help for her mysterious ailments, Yale…
CAR T-Cell Therapy May Be Harnessed to Treat Heart Disease

September 12, 2019

CAR T-cell therapy, a rapidly emerging form of immunotherapy using patients’ own cells to treat certain types of…
Stanford researchers probe the link between gut microbiota and cancer immunotherapy

August 29, 2019

Cancer immunotherapies have given patients with particularly intractable cancers new hope, but not everyone benefits. One such immunotherapy,…
Can a combination immune therapy reduce genital herpes outbreaks?

August 5, 2019

Yale investigators have shown that the combination of a vaccine and a medicated cream is a promising strategy…
Scientists discover immune cell subtype in mice that drives allergic reactions

August 5, 2019

Allergies can be life-threatening when they cause anaphylaxis, an extreme reaction with constriction of the airways and a…
New vaccine strategy boosts T-cell therapy

July 15, 2019

A promising new way to treat some types of cancer is to program the patient’s own T cells…
Immune-boosting compound makes immunotherapy effective against pancreatic cancer

July 8, 2019

Pancreatic cancer is especially challenging to treat – only eight percent of patients are still alive five years…
Boosting the cancer-destroying ability of killer T-cells

July 2, 2019

The team of researchers discovered that increasing the amount of the molecule L-selectin on T-cells can vastly improve…
New knowledge on the development of asthma

June 27, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have studied which genes are expressed in overactive immune cells in mice with asthma-like…
Structure of T cell epitopes a decisive factor in natural HIV control, study finds

May 13, 2019

In 2017, nearly 37 million people were living with HIV worldwide, according to the Joint United Nations Program…
International $6M Grant to Study HIV/TB Coinfection in Kids

May 3, 2019

About a third of us are walking around with the bacteria that causes tuberculosis (TB) in our bodies,…
Turning patients’ own cells into cancer fighters

April 12, 2019

The next cancer therapy could be a patient’s own cells. Tactiva Therapeutics, a Buffalo-based immuno-oncology startup, is developing…
Scientists prod immune cells to attack pancreatic cancer

April 5, 2019

It’s possible to prod immune cells to attack and kill pancreatic cancer cells, according to a report from scientists…
Breakthrough Study of Cell Signaling Holds Promise for Immune Research and Beyond

April 2, 2019

A team of physical chemists led by Berkeley Lab has unraveled the inner workings of a process that…
UVA discovers secret to making immune cells better cancer killers

February 26, 2019

Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a defect in immune cells known as “killer T…
How the Body Fights Cancer and Intruders

February 1, 2019

The human body’s immune system is like a vast team of special agents. Certain cells called T cells…
Scientists design protein that prods cancer-fighting T-cells

January 11, 2019

New protein mimics interleukin-2 without toxic effects and works against cancer in an animal model. Scientists at UW…
The ‘Graying’ of T Cells

December 18, 2018

Scientists pinpoint metabolic pathway behind age-related immunity loss. The elderly suffer more serious complications from infections and benefit…
Suicide Handshakes Kill Precursor T Cells that Pose Autoimmune Dangers

November 14, 2018

Ball lands in cup; cup triggers spring; spring clamps lever tightly onto ball. That’s a rough description of newly…
Drivers of inflammation provide valuable targets for new gum disease therapies

October 25, 2018

T cells help fight off infection, but they can go overboard. A new study led by researchers at…
Discovering a single cell that leads to relapse

October 8, 2018

New research from the Abramson Cancer Center identified a rare cause for relapse in leukemia: a single leukemic cell engineered…
B Cells Among Factors Leading to Brain Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis

September 4, 2018

A team of researchers from UZH and USZ has shown that in multiple sclerosis, it is not only…
Components of the gene gun used in malaria vaccine and flu vaccine development.
Malaria vaccine work deploys parasite-fighting cells to liver

September 4, 2018

After an infected mosquito bite, malaria parasites travel from the bite site to the liver.  For that reason,…
Tackling T Cells

August 3, 2018

A pair of new studies led by investigators at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital looks to…
Gut’s ‘Taste Buds’ Help School the Immune System in the Thymus

July 19, 2018

UC San Francisco researchers were recently surprised to discover fully formed gut and skin cells in the thymus,…
T Cell Engineering Breakthrough Sidesteps Need for Viruses in CRISPR Gene-Editing

July 16, 2018

In an achievement that has significant implications for research, medicine, and industry, UC San Francisco scientists have genetically…
UCLA researchers develop synthetic T cells that mimic form, function of human version

June 26, 2018

Discovery could be a step toward developing treatments for cancer and autoimmune diseases. UCLA researchers have developed synthetic…
Fetal T cells are first responders to infection in adults

June 18, 2018

Cornell researchers have discovered there is a division of labor among immune cells that fight invading pathogens in…
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