Oncology & Cancer

Strengthening artificial immune cells to fight cancer

Among available immunotherapies, the use of CAR T cells is proving extremely effective against certain blood cancers, but only in half of patients. A main reason for this is the premature dysfunction of these immune cells, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researcher helps boost immune system memory against influenza

When humans or animals get infected, the body's immune system tries to not only clear the infection but also build up a memory of the pathogen that caused it. So, when the pathogen comes around again for possible reinfection, ...

Medical research

Stem cell therapy rescues symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

In the ongoing search for a cure for Alzheimer's disease, a burgeoning branch of medicine is bringing new hope. Stem cell therapies are already being used to treat various cancers and disorders of the blood and immune system. ...

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