News tagged with natural killer cells
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Continuing analysis of an HIV vaccine trial undertaken in Thailand is yielding additional information about how immune responses were triggered and why the vaccine did not protect more people.
HIV & AIDS May 06, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
In a study using mice, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that a hormone, adrenomedullin, plays a crucial role in preventing the pregnancy complication preeclampsia. Surprisingly, ...
Medical research May 01, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
Two-pronged approach to immune activation could lead to vaccines that effectively shut down tumor expansion
Tumor cells often express proteins that set them apart from their healthy neighbors. These very same proteins can also help the immune system to recognize and destroy the cancer. Several research groups and ...
Cancer Apr 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists from the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research (MCCIR) have discovered why a particular cancer drug is so effective at killing cells. Their findings could ...
Cancer Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Using the same strategy that a common virus employs to evade the human immune system, researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine have modified adult stem cells to increase their ...
Medical research Apr 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Scientists from Brigham and Women's Hospital are on the brink of the next treatment advancement that may spell relief for the nearly nineteen million adults and seven million children in the United States ...
Inflammatory disorders Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
In a study published in Nature Medicine, Loyola researchers report on a promising new technique that potentially could turn immune system killer T cells into more effective weapons against infections and possibly cancer.
Immunology Feb 26, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (7) | 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 |
(Medical Xpress)—Oral supplementation of glutathione is effective in increasing the body's stores of the antioxidant, said Penn State College of Medicine researchers in study results presented at a conference today (April ...
Medical research Apr 23, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Doctors now use cancer-killing viruses to treat some patients with lethal, fast-growing brain tumors. Clinical trials show that these therapeutic viruses are safe but less effective than expected.
Cancer Nov 25, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 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 |
(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
(Medical Xpress)—Natural killer cells – a vital part of the immune system – have a dual role in protecting against infection and ensuring reproduction. Scientists suggest that the multi-tasking ability ...
Immunology Feb 08, 2013 | 4 / 5 (3) | 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 |
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 ...
Cancer Nov 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0