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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists discover key element of strong antibody response to COVID-19

A team led by scientists at Scripps Research has discovered a common molecular feature found in many of the human antibodies that neutralize SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

Immunology

Better vaccines are in our blood

Red blood cells do more than shuttle oxygen from our lungs to our organs: they also help the body fight off infections by capturing pathogens on their surfaces, neutralizing them, and presenting them to immune cells in the ...

Immunology

A balancing act between immunity and longevity

As we age, the immune system gradually becomes impaired. One aspect of this impairment is chronic inflammation in the elderly, which means that the immune system is constantly active and sends out inflammatory substances. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Nano-radiomics unveils treatment effect on tumor microenvironment

Research has shown that the tumor microenvironment (TME) can help cancers grow and evade the immune response. The TME has even been shown to inhibit cellular immunotherapy, a novel form of treatment in which the cells of ...

Neuroscience

Researchers study if nerve cells evolved to talk to microbes

Various diseases of the digestive tract, for example severe intestinal inflammation in humans, are closely linked to disturbances in the natural mobility of the intestine. What role the microbiome—i.e. the natural microbial ...

Oncology & Cancer

A breakthrough with a new cancer vaccine

Scientists are ready to trial a new cancer vaccine in humans following the successful outcome of their preclinical studies.

HIV & AIDS

Researchers make first steps toward a cure for HIV

Researchers have developed a way to pull HIV out of the latent reservoir making the virus visible to the immune system and providing the potential to be killed by treatment.

Oncology & Cancer

A helping hand for cancer immunotherapy

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have demonstrated the therapeutic potential of PRMT5 inhibitors to sensitize unresponsive melanoma to immune checkpoint therapy. PRMT5 inhibitors are currently ...

Immunology

Q&A: Navigating cytokine storms

It's a trajectory followed by many who experience a severe case of COVID-19: They feel poorly for a few days, improve over a day or two and then, a week or 10 days into their infection, have respiratory difficulties, a stroke, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Neutralizing antibodies in the battle against COVID-19

An important line of defense in the fight against the new corona virus SARS-CoV-2 is the formation of neutralizing antibodies. These can eliminate the intruders and have great potential to be used for prevention and treatment ...

Immunology

Links between parents' and children's asthma and allergies

New research found that, compared with a father's traits related to allergies and asthma, a mother's traits create a higher risk that a child will develop these same traits in early childhood. By the time the children were ...