Immunology

Assassin cells armed with anticancer drugs kill cancer masses

There are immune cells in our bodies that directly destroy infected or cancer cells—they are called natural killer cells. Recently, a POSTECH research team has developed an integrative cancer therapy using adoptive natural ...

Medical research

New weapon identified in arsenal against disease

Scientists at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences have discovered a new way for T cells to attack cells infected by viruses or deranged ...

Immunology

Revving up immune system may help treat eczema

The aggravating skin condition eczema is most commonly treated by suppressing the immune system, but not all patients get relief. Now, a drug strategy aimed at revving up the immune system and boosting a type of immune cell ...

Immunology

Gut immunity more developed before birth than previously thought

Most biology textbooks explain that the fetal immune system is largely undeveloped and that it learns after being exposed to the world at birth. New research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Children's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

People's initial immune response to dengue fever analyzed

Researchers have come one step closer to understanding how the immune system responds to acute dengue fever, a disease that has affected hundreds of thousands of people in Southeast Asia this summer alone. In a study published ...

Medical research

Killer cells the key to potentially life‑saving cancer vaccines

"I'll be honest, when I first started working on this I didn't fully accept it." That's Dr. Andrew Makrigiannis, head of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, discussing his groundbreaking research on natural killer ...

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