Medical research

Important factor in the development of dendritic cells identified

The human immune system comprises functionally specialized cellular defense mechanisms that protect the body against disease. These include the dendritic cells. Their main function is to present antigens to other immune cells, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Personalizing cancer treatment through machine learning

Researchers at the Cheriton School of Computer Science have applied machine learning to identify tumor-specific antigens, which could help make personalized cancer vaccines practically feasible and more accurate.

Medical research

How SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cells to evade immune system

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered one way in which SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, hijacks human cell machinery to blunt the immune response, allowing it ...

Cardiology

Newly discovered immune cell function vital to healing

Cardiovascular disease, the most common cause of death, is the result of oxygen deprivation as blood perfusion to affected tissue is prevented. To halt the development of the disease and to promote healing, re-establishment ...

Vaccination

Clot questions over AstraZeneca and J&J vaccine

The AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have come under suspicion of causing very rare but serious blood clots in a handful of cases among the millions vaccinated in the drive to bring the pandemic under control.

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