Immunology

Researchers shorten manufacturing time for CAR T cell therapy

A new approach from Penn Medicine researchers could cut the time it takes to alter patients' immune cells for infusion back into the body to find and attack cancer. The cell manufacturing process for this type of immunotherapy ...

Medications

Dexamethasone enhances transgene expression

Dexamethasone, a glucocorticoid with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects, can transiently increase the expression of therapeutic genes delivered using adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors. A new study, which showed ...

Vaccination

EU agencies back 'mix & match' COVID boosters

European Union health authorities on Tuesday backed using a mix of COVID-19 vaccines, saying it could in some cases produce a better response than a single jab.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Climate change favors the spread of West Nile Virus in Europe

Increases in temperatures as a result of climate change is favoring the transmission of the West Nile Virus (WNV) in parts of Europe, by creating more suitable conditions for the virus and its mosquito vectors to proliferate.

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