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Oncology & Cancer

Tumors dramatically shrink with new approach to cell therapy

Northwestern University scientists have developed a new tool to harness immune cells from tumors to fight cancer rapidly and effectively.


Study finds vitamin D supplements with or without Omega-3s decreased risk of autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases (AD) such as rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, autoimmune thyroid disease and psoriasis, are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality as people age. Few effective treatments are available ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A possible tool for predicting who will experience long COVID

A team of researchers from University Hospital Zurich, the University of Zurich, Uster Hospital, Limmattal Hospital and City Hospital, all in Switzerland, has developed a tool that could possibly predict which patients infected ...


Scientists discover new avian immunological pathway

A research team led by a biomedical scientist at the University of California, Riverside, has discovered a new immune pathway in chickens that viruses—such as those that tend to infect birds, humans, and animals and spread ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers identify immunological markers for SARS-CoV-2 reinfection

Many experts now predict that COVID-19, which so far has killed more than 5.5 million people worldwide, will remain endemic as new, infectious variants of SARS-CoV-2 emerge. These new variants could pose a greater risk of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Video: Researcher discusses drug resistance in COVID-19

Yang Wang, MD, Ph.D., professor of medicine and deputy director of product discovery at MassBiologics of UMass Chan Medical School, leads a team of scientists working to discover and develop antibody-based medicines for infectious ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Omicron evades some but not all monoclonal antibodies

Several, but not all, of the human monoclonal antibodies used clinically to prevent patients from becoming severely ill from COVID-19 may not be protective against the omicron variant now sweeping across the United States, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Breakthrough infections spur strong antibody responses 

A recent study looked at the strength, durability and breadth of neutralizing antibody responses generated by breakthrough infections in individuals vaccinated against SARS-CoV2.

Oncology & Cancer

Two antibodies synergize in triple whammy to pediatric cancers

A combination of anti-cancer antibodies produced a powerfully synergistic response in two hard-to-treat pediatric cancers, according to a new study, in mice, led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Partial bone marrow transplant 'rescues' mice with cystic fibrosis

Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have found they can dramatically improve survival of mice with cystic fibrosis through a partial bone marrow transplant. Their new study in the Journal of Immunology shows ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Additional antibodies may protect against COVID

When we talk about antibodies against COVID-19, we tend to mean the so-called neutralizing antibodies, that offer protection by blocking the virus from invading our cells. Now, a new study from Lund University in Sweden has ...


Pinpointing disease progression in ALS

An international collaboration led by Flinders University has identified a potential biomarker for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Motor Neuron Disease (MND), providing a way to test the effectiveness of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID: Why T cell vaccines could be the key to long-term immunity

With omicron having rapidly driven up COVID infections, attention is once again focusing on antibodies, and reasonably so. They play a critical role in fighting off viruses and are important for preventing the coronavirus ...


Role of a good vitamin D status in fighting infections

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland highlights the benefits of a good vitamin D status in fighting infections. The researchers exposed human blood immune cells to molecules from infectious bacterial and fungal ...