Oncology & Cancer

A leap forward in research on CAR T cell therapy

In cancer immunotherapy, cells in the patient's own immune system are activated to attack cancer cells. CAR T cell therapy has been one of the most significant recent advances in immunotherapies targeted at cancer.

Oncology & Cancer

Switching off the 'survival protein' for cancer cells

Proteins control almost all vital processes in our cells. If they do not function correctly, if there is too much or too little of them, this can lead to the development of a variety of diseases including cancer. The associated ...

Oncology & Cancer

Missing protein helps small cell lung cancer evade immune defenses

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) cells are missing a surface protein that triggers an immune response, allowing them to hide from one of the body's key cancer defenses, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers suggests. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What should a successful SARS-CoV-2 vaccine do?

A lot has been written recently about the merits of different potential vaccines for SARS-CoV-2. "Merit" is generally assumed to mean that the vaccine will make us immune. But what, exactly, is immunity, and how would we ...

Medical research

A small T cell switch with a big impact

T cells play a key role in the human immune system. They are capable of distinguishing diseased or foreign tissue from the body's own, healthy tissue with great accuracy; they are capable of triggering the actions necessary ...

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