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Why COVID patients become critically ill

Researchers at Amsterdam UMC have discovered why patients become seriously ill after being infected with the coronavirus. They identified that aberrant antibody responses are the main cause of becoming critically ill. In ...

Immunology

Gene editing expands to new types of immune cells

In the decade since the advent of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, researchers have used the technology to delete or change genes in a growing number of cell types. Now, researchers at Gladstone Institutes and UC San Francisco (UCSF) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How to predict severe influenza in hospitalized patients

Published today in Nature Communications, the team from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), Alfred Health and Monash University sought to understand which patients would recover quickly ...

Medical research

Scientists find mechanism that eliminates senescent cells

Scientists at UC San Francisco are learning how immune cells naturally clear the body of defunct—or senescent—cells that contribute to aging and many chronic diseases. Understanding this process may open new ways of treating ...

Immunology

The 'key' to new COVID-19 vaccine development

New variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus most likely will necessitate the development of more vaccine options in the years ahead, and a biomedical scientist at Iowa State University believes the 'key' to that development lies ...

Medical research

Tropical ginger treatment for blocking inflammation

Many natural compounds have various anti-inflammatory and other beneficial properties that humans have been utilizing for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. However, the specific molecular mechanisms behind these health-promoting ...

Immunology

New antibody rationally designed for better tumor inhibition

Recently, Prof. Xie Can from the High Magnetic Field Laboratory of the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS), in a collaboration with Prof. Yan Xiyun's lab from the Institute of Biophysics, reported the structural ...

Oncology & Cancer

Tumors hide from the immune system with help from this protein

Cancer drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors boost the immune system's ability to find and destroy tumor cells, but they don't work for most patients. Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts ...