Oncology & Cancer

Immune cell receptor provides promising immunotherapy target

Drugs that target a receptor on immune cells called activin receptor 1C may combat tumor-induced immune suppression and help patients' immune systems fight back against cancer, according to a study by investigators at the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Scientists uncover technique to cut off cancer's fuel supply

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered how an aggressive and deadly form of leukemia fuels its growth. In an experimental study, they were able to curb the cancer's growth without harming healthy ...

Genetics

Gene editing precisely repairs immune cells

Some hereditary genetic defects cause an exaggerated immune response that can be fatal. Using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool, such defects can be corrected, thus normalizing the immune response, as researchers led by Klaus ...

Immunology

Molecule can quickly, and briefly, boost white blood cell counts

Treatment with a molecule known as A485 can quickly and temporarily increase levels of white blood cells, a critical part of the body's immune system, an effect that is difficult to deliver with currently available pharmaceuticals, ...

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