News tagged with plasma cells

Heart medication converts cancer cells into vaccine

(HealthDay) -- A class of heart medications, cardiac glycosides, can induce immunogenic cell death (ICD), whereby dying cancer cells are converted into a vaccine that stimulates antitumor response, according ...

Jul 23, 2012
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Beating blindness with vegetable oil

Scientists working at the Research Center on Aging at the Health and Social Services Centre—University Institute of Geriatrics of Sherbrooke (CSSS-IUGS) have been studying strategies for protecting retinal ...

Aug 15, 2013
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HIV hides soon after infection, research shows

(Medical Xpress) -- A team of researchers led by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has demonstrated that latency develops soon after infection and slows when antiretroviral therapy is given.

May 30, 2012
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The biology of fats in the body

When you have your cholesterol checked, the doctor typically gives you levels of three fats found in the blood: LDL, HDL and triglycerides. But did you know your body contains thousands of other types of fats, or lipids?

Apr 29, 2013
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