News tagged with killer cells

Cocktail boosts immune cells in fighting cancer

Natural killer cells, as part of the body´s immune system, can effectively fight cancer. Unfortunately, they quickly lose their aggressiveness and hence are unable to reject solid tumors. Scientists from the German Cancer ...

Dec 06, 2012
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Boosting immune responses against leukaemia

(Medical Xpress)—In the first of its kind, a translational study undertaken at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research has revealed that boosting the activity of a rare type of immune cell could be an ...

Nov 21, 2012
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Study shows how chronic inflammation can cause cancer

A hormone-like substance produced by the body to promote inflammation can cause an aggressive form of leukemia when present at high levels, according to a new study by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive ...

Nov 12, 2012
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Jump-starting cheaper cancer vaccines

Dendritic cells (DCs)—workhorses of the immune system—derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) may provide an economical way of generating off-the-shelf therapeutic vaccines against cancers, according ...

Sep 26, 2012
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