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Research discovery could lead to more immunotherapy for cancer patients

New insights surrounding a particular protein could help to broaden the range of effective immunotherapy treatments available for cancer patients. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet...
Anti-inflammatory drugs beneficial for cancer immunotherapy

Anti-inflammatory drugs beneficial for cancer immunotherapy

New research has shown that commonly used anti-inflammatory drugs boost immunotherapy cancer treatments. The proof-of-concept study, carried out by the University of Manchester and the...
Using microneedles for painless drug delivery

Using microneedles for painless drug delivery

Researchers have suggested using microneedles for immunotherapy to vaccinate or treat diseases such as cancer and autoimmune disorders, with minimal pain, invasiveness, and side...
From allergy vaccines to COVID-19 Nabs with Angany Inc

From allergy vaccines to COVID-19 Nabs with Angany Inc

Angany Inc is an emerging Franco-Canadian pharmaceutical company which aims to bring new hope to people suffering from allergies. The word ‘angani’ means ‘open horizons’...
Next-generation immunotherapy against cancer enters clinical trials

Next-generation immunotherapy against cancer enters clinical trials

Scientists have developed a new experimental drug that aims to use the body’s immune system in a response against cancer, which is now entering...
Study offers insight into treatment of sepsis and chemotherapy damage

Study offers insight into treatment of sepsis and chemotherapy damage

In a new study, researchers have made significant advances towards devising a novel treatment for sepsis, which they believe could also be extended to...
European awards programme offers funding to accelerate cancer research

European awards programme offers funding to accelerate cancer research

A European partnership between Cancer Research UK, Fondazione AIRC and Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC) is offering funding to successful applicants in a...
Cannabis use and the immune system: a higher white blood cell count

Cannabis use and the immune system: white blood cell count

A study has shown that the total white blood cell count in cannabis users is higher among heavy users when compared to non-users. The study,...
Scientist designs ‘express courier service’ for immune cells

Scientist designs ‘express courier service’ for immune cells

Immunotherapy is a promising cancer treatment that uses genetically modified immune cells to fight cancer. The immune cells used in the therapy can be used as...

Yin and yang: an exploration of the endocannabinoid system

Vital for maintaining health, the endocannabinoid system is found in both animals and humans. The two cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, belong to the so-called...
Decoding the human immune system with the Human Vaccines Project

Decoding the human immune system with the Human Vaccines Project

Director General Dr Jerome Kim joins the Human Vaccines Project’s efforts as one of four distinguished global leaders to decode the human immune system. Dr...
Did you know that nanoparticle therapy can target lymph node metastases?

Did you know that nanoparticle therapy can target lymph node metastases?

Reported in ACS Nano, researchers have developed a nanoparticle therapy to target lymph node metastases for destruction, before they can cause cancer at other...
Using immunotherapy drugs to tackle treatment-resistant lymphoma

Using immunotherapy drugs to tackle treatment-resistant lymphoma

Explore how Mount Sinai researchers have made immunotherapy drugs work for treatment-resistant lymphoma for the first time. Mount Sinai researchers have developed a way to...
Discover how immunotherapy for cancer could be better than aggressive chemotherapy

Discover how immunotherapy for cancer could be better than aggressive chemotherapy

At diagnosis, people with recurrent head and neck cancer are currently given an aggressive chemotherapy, however immunotherapy for cancer may be the better option. According...
Have researchers found a new approach to treating aggressive cancer?

Have researchers found a new approach to treating aggressive cancer?

Researchers at MD Anderson, USA, discovered some forms of aggressive cancer may respond to a combination of immunotherapy and DNA damage repair inhibitors. According to...
Tumour-related immunosuppression and treating persistent bacterial infections

Tumour-related immunosuppression and treating persistent bacterial infections

Dr Maija Hollmén at the University of Turku highlights the possibility of re-purposing macrophage stimulating cancer drugs to treat persistent bacterial infections. Some bacterial infections...
Nanobots in medicine: the key to fighting chronic diseases with nanomedicine

Nanobots in medicine: the key to fighting chronic diseases with nanomedicine

The emerging technology of nanobots in medicine offers better chances of exploiting nanomedicine to fight chronic diseases such as cancer. Nanomedicine is a domain of...
Advanced pancreatic cancer: is killer cell-based immunotherapy a potential cure?

Advanced pancreatic cancer: is killer cell-based immunotherapy a potential cure?

New cell-based immunotherapy research led to the eradication of advanced pancreatic cancer cells, including cancer cells that had already spread to the liver and...
The immune landscape of breast cancer

The immune landscape of breast cancer

At the University of Turku, Maija Hollmén, PhD, is helping to elucidate the significance of macrophage-expressed Clever-1 in defining the immune cell composition in...
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The function of immune cells in combating cancer

The incidence of cancer has dramatically increased over the last 50 years as a result of prolonged life expectancy and the Western lifestyle. Recent...

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