Immunotherapy-resistant cancers eliminated in mouse study

August 11, 2020 0

Category: Oncology & Cancer Summary: Immunotherapy has revolutionized cancer treatment by stimulating the patient’s own immune system to attack cancer cells, yielding remarkably quick and complete remission in some cases. But such drugs work for less than a quarter of patients because tumors are notoriously adept at evading immune assault. […]

Malaria discovery could expedite antiviral treatment for COVID-19

August 11, 2020 0

Category: Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Summary: The study, conducted by an international team and led by RMIT University’s Professor Christian Doerig, outlines a strategy that could save years of drug discovery research and millions of dollars in drug development by repurposing existing treatments designed for other diseases such as cancer. Source: […]

Change isn’t a good thing for Japanese rheumatoid arthritis patients

August 10, 2020 0

Category: Arthritis & Rheumatism Summary: In many cases, a complex interplay between our genes and the environment governs whether or not we will develop a certain disease. Interestingly though, researchers are discovering that the genetic component of disease predisposition may depend on our ethnic background. Source: Immunology news Read More

New insights into the immune system’s role in severe COVID-19

August 10, 2020 0

Category: Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Summary: By conducting advanced analyses of immune system activation in patients with severe COVID-19, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to identify several cell types that play a key part in the immune response to the new coronavirus and the hyperinflammation seen in severe cases of […]

Scientists look beyond antibodies in virus immunity hunt

August 7, 2020 0

Category: Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Summary: Could the ghosts of your previous colds help protect you from COVID-19, even if you have never been infected by the new coronavirus spreading across the planet? Source: Immunology news Read More

Potentially predictive humoral immune response markers in COVID-19 patients

August 7, 2020 0

Category: Immunology Summary: Galit Alter, Ph.D., Group Leader at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Helen Chu, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington School of Medicine, and UW Medicine physician, have […]