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Immune system may have another job—combatting depression

An inflammatory autoimmune response within the central nervous system similar to one linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) has also been found in the spinal fluid of healthy people, according ...

Oncology & Cancer

Increasing the effectiveness of immunotherapy against skin cancer

The melanoma is a malignant tumor of the pigment cells. If diagnosed early, the tumor can be removed completely—and the chances of recovery are good. But in later stages, when the tumor has already spread or formed metastases ...

Immunology

Improving the efficacy of cellular therapies

Researchers have gained a better understanding of the complexity of the environment in which T cells thrive and, by extension, the tolerance mechanisms of these cells which are an obstacle to cellular immunity.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Biomarker predicts who will have severe COVID-19

KAIST researchers have identified key markers that could help pinpoint patients who are bound to get a severe reaction to COVID-19 infection. This would help doctors provide the right treatments at the right time, potentially ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wildfire smoke poses special threat to people with asthma

(HealthDay)—People with asthma and other respiratory illnesses need to be aware of the threat that wildfire smoke poses to their breathing and take steps to protect themselves, an allergy expert warns.

Medical research

A protein for the mass production of antibodies

Antibodies play a fundamental role in medicine, and antibody-mediated immune response is the ultimate target in the quest for a vaccine to defeat the current pandemic. These minute proteins, also called immunoglobulins, are ...

Oncology & Cancer

New targets for melanoma treatment

A collaborative study led by Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) has uncovered new markers (HLA-associated peptides) that are uniquely present ...

Oncology & Cancer

Repurposing COVID‑19 immune response for cancer therapy

COVID-19 has touched almost every country around the world since it emerged months ago. As of September 9, 2020, 27.6 million people have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and there have been 898,000 deaths. But, a ...

Immunology

Immune system affects mind and body, study indicates

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps illuminate a surprising mind-body connection. In mice, the researchers found that immune cells surrounding the brain produce a molecule that is then ...

Oncology & Cancer

Novel immune-oncology approach for potential cancer treatment

A research collaboration between Monash University and Lava Therapeutics details a novel immune-oncology approach for the potential treatment of cancer. Instrumental to the study was co-first author Dr. Roeland Lameris from ...