Medical research

How the body uses fat to fight infection

New research from the University of East Anglia and Quadram Institute reveals how our immune cells use the body's fat stores to fight infection.

Oncology & Cancer

Rigidifying cancer cells for better immunotherapy

EPFL scientists have found that stiffening the membranes of cancer cells can lead to improved immunotherapy outcomes. Preclinical tests show that it can increase long-term survival rates to nearly 50%.

Oncology & Cancer

In breast cancer, the best defense is a strong offense

Your immune system is constantly patrolling your body to keep you healthy. Sometimes, immune cells are also called into action to address a potential problem. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Associate Professor Camila ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How SARS-CoV-2 evades the immune system

Researchers in Japan and the United States have found SARS-CoV-2 can knock out an important molecular pathway linked to an immune complex called MHC class I. The finding should help scientists better understand how COVID-19 ...

Oncology & Cancer

New immunotherapy for leukemia discovered

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital have developed a new kind of immunotherapy for leukemia. The results of a study published in Nature Biotechnology show that the therapy ...

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