Oncology & Cancer

Pancreatic tumors rely on signals from surrounding cells

Just as an invasive weed might need nutrient-rich soil and water to grow, many cancers rely on the right surroundings in the body to thrive. A tumor's microenvironment—the nearby tissues, immune cells, blood vessels and ...

Medical research

Gut microbes protect against flu virus infection in mice

Commensal gut microbes stimulate antiviral signals in non-immune lung cells to protect against the flu virus during early stages of infection, researchers report July 2nd in the journal Cell Reports. Enhanced baseline type ...

Oncology & Cancer

How cancer turns good cells to the dark side

Cancer uses a little-understood element of cell signaling to hijack the communication process and spread, according to Rice University researchers.

Oncology & Cancer

New direction urged to improve cancer nanotechnology

Researchers involved in a national effort to develop cancer treatments that harness nanotechnology are recommending pivotal changes in the field because experiments with laboratory animals and efforts based on current assumptions ...

Immunology

Evolving immune fighters in the gut

The inside of our small intestine teems with microbes – our gut microbiome – while just across a thin barrier, the immune system patrols and prepares for battle.

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