News tagged with natural killer cells
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To transport substances from the site of their production to their destination, the body needs a sophisticated transport and sorting system. Various receptors in and on the cells recognize certain molecules, pack them and ...
Immunology Oct 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Scientists at the University of Southampton are to investigate the best way to use natural killer cells (NK) to target the most common form of liver cancer.
Cancer Oct 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
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 ...
Immunology Sep 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Why do many heavy smokers evade lung cancer while others who have never lit up die of the disease? The question has vexed scientists for decades.
Cancer Sep 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Lipids produced within the thymus give immune cells the initial boost they need to fight off infection
Semi-invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells wage war against infectious threats, attacking microbial cells and generating signals that enable other immune cells also to respond aggressively. iNKT cells initially ...
Immunology Sep 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The way in which cancer can spread silently and unnoticed in the body—with symptoms in some cases remaining latent for months, years, or even decades—is often noted as its most deadly feature. Researchers ...
Cancer Sep 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered a new "first response" mechanism that the immune system uses to respond to infection. The findings challenge the current understanding ...
Immunology Aug 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—A treatment regimen that is effective in preventing diabetes in a mouse model of the disease leads to worsening disease in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online ...
Diabetes Aug 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Why do infants get sick so often? Researchers reveal cell signaling prevents growth of essential immune cells
Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System are helping to quell parents' worry about why infants seem to get sick so often.
Immunology Aug 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Both innate and adaptive immune responses play an important role in controlling influenza virus infection, according to a study, published in the Open Access journal PLoS Computational Biology, by researchers from Oaklan ...
Medical research Jun 28, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
University of Georgia scientists have discovered a new flu-fighting role for a well-known component of the immune system. Kimberly Klonowski, assistant professor of cellular biology in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and ...
Medical research Jun 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- For years, researchers have known that obesity, type 2 diabetes and low-level inflammation are linked, but how they are connected has not been well understood.
Diabetes May 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at Michigan State University have shown a prebiotic may help the body's own natural killer cells fight bacterial infection and reduce inflammation, greatly decreasing the risk of colon cancer.
Medications May 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
An international research team led by scientists from Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) under the Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) discovered that a special class of fatty molecules is essential for activating ...
Immunology Apr 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Medical scientists at Trinity College Dublin in conjunction with researchers in Paris have investigated the consequence of natural killer cell deficiency in six related patients and identified a new genetic ...
Medical research Mar 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0