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Brain Tumors

Cognitive Decline After Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumors Might Be Prevented...

Treating brain tumors comes at a steep cost, especially for children. More than half of patients who endure radiation therapy for these tumors experience...
maverick immune cells

Two-Pronged Device Enables Maverick Immune Cells to Identify and Kill Cancers

Immune cells called Gamma Delta T cells can act independently to identify and kill cancer cells, defying the conventional view of the immune system,...
Leukemia

Combination Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Effective in Phase II Leukemia Study

A combination of the standard-of-care chemotherapy drug known as azacitidine, with nivolumab, an immune checkpoint inhibitor, demonstrated an encouraging response rate and overall survival in patients with...
Stress hormone

Stress Hormone Is Key Factor in Failure of Immune System to...

A team led by Dr Vadim Sumbayev, of the University’s Medway School of Pharmacy, found for the first time that blood/bone marrow cancer – acute myeloid leukemia...
autism

The Gut-Brain Connection: A New Frontier for Autism Research

A neuroscientist by trade, Dr Elisa Hill-Yardin never expected to find herself focused on the gut. But her pioneering research on the “gut brain”...
colon cancer

Broccoli, Cabbage and Kale May Protect Against Colon Cancer

The early-stage mouse study, from scientists at the Francis Crick Institute and Imperial College London, is published in the journal Immunity. This suggests that even without genetic risk factors,...
Healing Stem Cells

This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles

A car accident leaves an aging patient with severe muscle injuries that won’t heal. Treatment with muscle stem cells from a donor might restore...
Enzyme

Enzyme Provides the Soft Spot for Allergic Immune Response

By accident, RUB researchers have discovered that a known enzyme plays a role in allergies and asthma. It could be a target for drugs.In search...
gastric tumours

Rewriting Our Understanding of Gastric Tumours

The immune system can be an important ally in the fight against cancer. A study from McGill scientists published today in Science suggests that the reverse...
kidney transplant

Stanford Researchers Team up to Fight Common Viral Infection in Kidney...

Organ transplants save lives, but the immune-suppressing drugs needed to protect a transplant leave the recipient susceptible to potentially deadly infections like cytomegalovirus, or...
autism

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mom’s Gut

The risk of developing autism-spectrum disorders is determined by the mother’s microbiome – the collection of microorganisms that naturally live inside us – during...
hay fever

How Protein Fragments Could Help to Tackle the Cause of Hay...

For hay fever sufferers, the end may be in sight for another year of sniffles, sneezes and itchy eyes caused by grass pollen.But while...
vaccines for infants and newborns

Immune Discovery Should Lead to Improved Vaccines for Infants and Newborns

Scientists have just identified a class of ‘danger signals’ that are highly efficient at triggering an immune response in infants and newborns. They believe...
koalas

Australian Scientists Crack the Genetic Code of Koalas

A team of Australian and international scientists – including UNSW Sydney Professor Marc Wilkins – have made a significant breakthrough, successfully sequencing the full koala...
DNA synthesis techniquevideo

New DNA Synthesis Technique Promises Rapid, High-Fidelity DNA Printing

Scientists at the UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have invented a new way to synthesize DNA that promises to be easier and...
probiotics

Dal Epidemiologist Shows Probiotics Prevent C. Difficile in Hospital

Hospitalized patients at high risk for C. difficile infection — a species of bacterium with symptoms that range from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of...
lupus

Scientists Uncover New Genetic Cause of Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues. Lupus can affect multiple organs.Its cause, however, is often...
fungal infection

Protein That Inhibits Fungal Infection Is Identified

People with impaired immunity, such as patients with AIDS or undergoing chemotherapy, frequently suffer from cryptococcosis, a fungal infection caught by inhaling pigeon (or...
Fetal Immune System

Fetal Immune System Rejects the Mother in Preterm Labor

Preterm labor, a common pregnancy complication, has long been a mystery to scientists. But a new study from UC San Francisco shows it may...
Anxiety

Anxiety Is Infectious

Often when you come down with a heavy cold or the flu, you don’t just feel sick, you feel downright miserable. RIKEN researchers have...