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In aggressive and non-aggressive lymphatic system cancer just a single gene separates the two

For a rare form of cancer called thymoma, researchers have discovered a single gene defining the difference between a fast-growing tumor requiring aggressive treatment and a slow-growing tumor...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 6 years ago
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Persistent anti-tumor immune response enabled by novel gene therapy

Cancer immunotherapy can successfully use the body's own immune system to kill tumor cells.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 6 years ago
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Macrophages may play critical role in melanoma resistance to BRAF inhibitors

With targeted therapies no longer viewed as a 'magic bullet' for cancer treatment, this study suggests that macrophages could be a new therapeutic target for patients with...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 6 years ago
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Radiation plus immunotherapy combo revs up immune system to better attack melanoma, Penn study suggests

Radiation plus ipilimumab shrank tumors in some patients, but preclinical data suggests adding second immunotherapy will elicit response in resistant patientsTreating metastatic...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 6 years ago
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TB's ability to evade immune system becomes clearer in large study

The largest genetic study ever undertaken to examine people's susceptibility to tuberculosis reveals important clues about the bacterium's effect on dendritic cells.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 6 years ago
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How Vitamin D May Affect Heart Disease, Diabetes - eMedicineHealth

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Chronic inflammation plays a role in both of these diseases, and most immune cells have receptors for vitamin D. Binding of vitamin D to its receptor regulates many key processes inside cells. However, the mechanisms connecting activation of the immune system with these diseases aren't well understood.  
emedicinehealth.com
about 6 years ago
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Bone marrow derived cell therapy in ischemic cardiomyopathy

Stream Bone marrow derived cell therapy in ischemic cardiomyopathy by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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about 6 years ago
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Admission neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio predicts 90 day outcome after endovascular stroke therapy

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about 6 years ago
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Hay fever: Can airborne allergies be cured?

It's time to retrain the immune system. From hanging out in cowsheds to overexposure to the culprit – here are some ways that hay fever could be beaten  
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about 6 years ago
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Hay fever: What happens when an allergy kicks in?

Allergens can get right up your nose, causing symptoms like sneezing and itchy eyes – and it's all down to your own immune system overreacting  
feeds.newscientist.com
about 6 years ago
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Introduction to immunology | McMaster Pathophysiology Review

Microorganisms that cause disease in humans and animals enter the body at different sites and produce disease symptoms by a variety of mechanisms. Microbial invasion is initially countered by innate defenses that preexist in all individuals and begin to act within minutes following encounter with the infectious agent. Only when the innate defenses are bypassed, evaded or overwhelmed is an adaptive immune response required. The innate immune system (IIS) is usually sufficient to prevent the body from being routinely overpowered by these organisms. However, once they have gained a hold, they require the concerted efforts of both the IIS and the adaptive immune system (AIS). In the first part of this chapter, different arms and principles of the IIS and the AIS will be briefly discussed.  The second part of the chapter will discuss the process of fighting a bacterial and a viral infection, with an emphasis on the cross talk between the two parts of the immune system.  
pathophys.org
about 6 years ago