University of British Columbia researchers have discovered the molecular pathway that enables receptors inside immune cells to find, and flag, fragments of pathogens trying to invade a host.
Immunology Feb 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report that a short course of vaccination with an anti-HER2 dendritic cell vaccine made partly from the patient's own cells triggers a complete ...
Cancer Jan 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A research team from the Institute for Cancer Research at the MedUni Vienna has decoded a previously unknown mechanism of the active ingredient imiquimod in tumour defence. They have been ...
Cancer Jan 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania are in the midst of testing a personalized, dendritic cell vaccine in patients with recurrent ovarian, primary peritoneal ...
Cancer Dec 26, 2011 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Armed with a new ability to find retinal anomalies at the cellular level, neurobiologists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have made a discovery they hope will ultimately lead to a treatment for cancer of the retina.
Medical research Dec 21, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Thanks to a new study of the retina, scientists at UC Santa Barbara have developed a greater understanding of how the nervous system becomes wired during early development.
Neuroscience Dec 06, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Dendritic cells, discovered in 1973 by Ralph Steinman (2011 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine) and known for their role as sentinels of the immune system, have an essential function in the development ...
Medical research Nov 17, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Atherosclerosis, commonly referred to as "hardening of the arteries," is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. The cause of atherosclerosis is not well understood but, for some time, chronic inflammatory immune ...
Medical research Nov 10, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
An ongoing lack of sleep during adolescence could lead to more than dragging, foggy teens, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggests.
Neuroscience Oct 09, 2011 | 4.6 / 5 (8) | 0 |
Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries about the immune system that opened new avenues for the treatment and prevention of infectious illnesses and cancer.
Medical research Oct 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (7) | 1
NYU School of Medicine researchers have discovered that dendritic cells in the liver have a protective role against the toxicity of acetaminophen, the widely used over-the-counter pain reliever and fever reducer for adults ...
Medical research Sep 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
The same trait that makes a rare immune cell invaluable in fighting some infections also can be exploited by other diseases to cause harm, two new studies show.
Medical research Aug 26, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A new study reveals that just as different soldiers in the field have different jobs, subsets of a type of immune cell that polices the barriers of the body can promote unique and opposite immune responses against the same ...
Medical research Jul 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A vaccine delivered to the skin using a microneedle patch gives better protection against the H1N1 influenza virus than a vaccine delivered through subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jul 12, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have discovered a long-sought cellular factor that works to inhibit HIV infection of myeloid cells, a subset of white blood cells that display antigens and ...
HIV & AIDS Jun 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |