News tagged with immune system

Now we know why drugs don't work on pancreatic cancer

The trouble with treating cancer is that each type has its own quirks. The quirks of pancreatic cancer make it one of the most lethal. The survival period after diagnosis is only four to six months. The main ...

Jun 25, 2014
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Why the immune system fails to kill HIV

Our immune system contains CD8+ T cells which protect us from various diseases such as cancer and viruses. Some of them are specifically tasked with killing cells infected with the HIV virus – and researchers ...

Jul 18, 2014
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Fragmented sleep accelerates cancer growth, research shows

Poor-quality sleep marked by frequent awakenings can speed cancer growth, increase tumor aggressiveness and dampen the immune system's ability to control or eradicate early cancers, according to a new study published online ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Discovery brings cancer immune therapies a step closer

(Medical Xpress)—The development of new therapies to enhance the body's immune response to cancer is much closer after University of Otago scientists identified a pathway that alters the immune response ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Killing cancer through the immune system

One of the confounding characteristics of cancer has long been that the body's usually active patrol against viruses tends to leave deadly cancer cells alone to fester, mutate and spread.

Feb 04, 2014
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