Immunology

Immune cells found to prevent bone marrow transplant rejection

(Medical Xpress)—Cornell researchers have identified a type of immune system cell that prevents a patient's body from attacking donor cells after a bone marrow transplant, a condition called graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).

Oncology & Cancer

Tamping the immune response to fight cancer

Things aren't looking good, biomedical researcher Raimon Duran-Struuck thought as he knelt beside a miniature pig. The animal had become sick a few days earlier with a rash and abdominal swelling. The week before, the pig ...

Medical research

Landmark study in blood stem cell transplant

(Medical Xpress)—Before all the excitement about embryonic stem cells, doctors were using hematopoetic – that is, blood-forming—stem cells. Hematopoetic stem cells can replenish all the types of cells in the blood, ...

Medical research

Deadly complication of stem cell transplants reduced in mice

(Medical Xpress)—Studying leukemia in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have reduced a life-threatening complication of stem cell transplants, the only curative treatment when leukemia ...

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