Oncology & Cancer

By forming clots in tumors, immune cell aids lung cancer's spread

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have found that by helping to form clots within tumors, immune cells that flock to a particular type of lung cancer are actually building a foundation ...

Immunology

Colon signaling pathway key to inflammatory bowel disease

The intestine encounters more foreign substances and potential toxins than other parts of the body, so it is not surprising that a healthy gut is maintained by the tight control of immune responses. These protect against ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cutting off tumour supplies

For a tumour to grow, it must develop blood vessels that supply nutrients and oxygen. Preventing tumour vascularization is therefore an interesting anti-tumour therapy that has been explored over the last ten years. But how ...

Cardiology

Mechanism shown to reverse disease in arteries

A certain immune reaction is the key, not to slowing atherosclerosis like cholesterol-lowering drugs do, but instead to reversing a disease that gradually blocks arteries to cause heart attacks and strokes.

Immunology

No platelets, no immune response

When a virus attacks our organism, an inflammation appears on the affected area which triggers off the process of immune defence within our body. White blood cells (such as neutrophils and inflammatory monocytes) move quickly ...

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