Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immune cell responses in COVID-19 patients far from optimal

Melbourne researchers have discovered that killer T cells, key immune cells in fighting viral infections, are present at much lower levels in people with COVID-19, compared to influenza or glandular fever.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: Why don't people get sick despite being infected?

Even as others were dying of COVID-19, Rick Wright made phone calls to his business clients. He lifted weights, did pushups and glided on an elliptical trainer. Late at night, he took his dog on long walks.

Oncology & Cancer

How breast cancer cells sneak past local immune defenses

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Associate Professor Mikala Egeblad and her colleagues describe a newly understood way by which breast cancer cells sabotage a key player in the body's immune system. That key player provides ...

Oncology & Cancer

Boosting immune memory could reduce cancer recurrence

Blocking a newly identified "immune memory checkpoint" in immune cells could improve immunotherapy and help prevent cancers from recurring, according to new findings in mice and human samples by researchers at the UPMC Hillman ...

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