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How cells combat chromosome imbalance

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How cells combat chromosome imbalance
Biologists have now identified a mechanism that the immune system uses to eliminate genetically imbalanced cells from the body.
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Parkinson’s and Autoimmunity Strongly Linked in New Study
Bits of a protein that builds up in Parkinson’s disease trigger the immune system, causing it to tag them as foreign invaders.
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Fetal Immune System Operational By Second Trimester

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Fetal Immune System Operational By Second Trimester
Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.
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| Categories: | Tags: Immunity, immune system, inflammations, T cells, T-lymphocytes, T-regulatory cells | Comments: (0) | View Count: (463)
Personalized cell therapy combination achieves complete remission in CLL patients
Combining the kinase inhibitor ibrutinib with an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL119 can lead to complete remission in patients with high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), according to new research.
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Microbe from Yogurt Impedes Drug-Resistant Bacteria

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Microbe from Yogurt Impedes Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Lactobacillus parafarraginis metabolites hindered the growth of multiple, distantly related bacterial pathogens.
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Get to know the omentum: The apron of fat that protects your abdomen
The quirkiest organ in the human body may be a large sheet of fat that stretches over the intestines, liver, and stomach like an elastic apron. Sometimes called the 'policeman of the abdomen,' the omentum is known to secrete hormones related to obesity, and we're still learning new information about its functions. In a review, researchers discuss how the omentum is also an important immune organ.
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New hair growth mechanism discovered

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New hair growth mechanism discovered
Regulatory T cells (Tregs; pronounced 'tee-regs'), a type of immune cell generally associated with controlling inflammation, directly trigger stem cells in the skin to promote healthy hair growth, researchers have discovered. Without these immune cells as partners, the researchers found, the stem cells cannot regenerate hair follicles, leading to baldness.
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Researchers develop protocol to analyze many cells at once
With the new FISH-Flow protocol, researchers are able to evaluate multitudes of cells at once for telltale mRNA species and proteins. The blended procedure provides a chance to see how multiple kinds of immune cells are responding to a foreign substance, making it possible to detect the presence of disease faster and earlier.
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Could we prevent CANCER altogether?

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Could we prevent CANCER altogether?
The men and women who are trying to bring down cancer are starting to join forces rather than work alone. Together, they are winning a few of the battles against the world’s fiercest disease. For this unprecedented special report, we visited elite cancer research centers around the country to find out where we are in the war.
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Antibody for fighting cancer emerges

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Antibody for fighting cancer emerges
While studying the underpinnings of multiple sclerosis, investigators came across important clues for how to treat a very different disease: cancer. Researchers describe an antibody that can precisely target regulatory T cells which in turn unleashes the immune system to kill cancer cells. The team reports that the antibody decreased tumor growth in models of melanoma, glioblastoma and colorectal carcinoma, making it an attractive candidate for cancer immunotherapy.
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