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Oncology & Cancer

Engineered 'stealth bomber' virus could be new weapon against metastatic cancer

Many cancer researchers can claim to have devised "smart bombs." What has been missing is the stealth bomber—a delivery system that can slip through the body's radar defenses.

Oncology & Cancer

New immunotherapy shows promise against rare childhood cancer

A novel CAR T-cell therapy developed by researchers at UCL and designed to target cancerous tumors, has shown promising early results in children with neuroblastoma, a rare form of childhood cancer.

Oncology & Cancer

Five steps to improve access to cancer immunotherapies

Most people are pretty familiar with the idea that our immune system can fight off invading bacteria and viruses, but the notion of it being effective against cancer is rather newer.

Immunology

Boosting stem cell activity can enhance immunotherapy benefits

Immune-system T cells have been reprogrammed into regenerative stem cell-like memory (TSCM) cells that are long-lived, highly active "super immune cells" with strong antitumor activity, according to new research from Georgetown ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are detected up to 3 months after infection

A new study in health care workers led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) shows that IgA and IgM antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 decay quickly, while IgG antibody levels are maintained for at least three months ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

T-cell abnormalities in severe COVID-19 cases

There is an idea within the coronavirus research field that there is some kind of T-cell abnormality in critically ill COVID-19 patients, but specific details have not yet been clarified. To shed light on the problem, a research ...

Immunology

Gut immune cells may help send multiple sclerosis into remission

An international research team led by UCSF scientists has shown, for the first time, that gut immune cells travel to the brain during multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups in patients. These gut cells seem to be playing a protective ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How rotavirus causes severe gastrointestinal disease

Rotavirus is a major cause of diarrhea and vomiting, especially in children, that results in approximately 128,000 deaths annually. The virus triggers the disease by infecting enterocyte cells in the small intestine, but ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists identify possible COVID-19 treatment

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant illness and death while treatment options remain limited. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered a potential strategy to prevent life-threatening ...

Immunology

Bed dust microorganisms may boost children's health

In the most extensive study of its kind, researchers from the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with the Danish Pediatric Asthma Center at Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, have found a link between microorganisms living ...