A new study of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a blood cancer that primarily affects young children, has revealed that the disease has two distinct subtypes, and provides preliminary evidence that … Continue Reading Precision medicine study reveals new subtype of childhood leukemia.
In recent years, a standard follow-up to colorectal cancer surgery has been to analyze the tumour tissue for the presence of immune cells. Finding high quantities of cytotoxic T cells, … Continue Reading Activated immune cells indicate a favourable prognosis in colorectal cancer.
Researchers from New York University have been collaborating with the Peking University on a new nanotechnology test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart … Continue Reading Gold nanoparticles used to detect heart attacks early.
Retroviruses are best known for causing contagious scourges such as AIDS, or more sporadically, cancer. However, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Karolinska Institutet found that endogenous retroviruses (ERV) … Continue Reading Scientists identify new and beneficial function of endogenous retroviruses in immune response.
A multi-disciplinary research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has made a breakthrough discovery of a new type of immune cells that may help in the development of … Continue Reading Researchers make breakthrough discovery of a new type of immune cell.
The rapid evolution of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients’ natural immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus’s ability … Continue Reading Research suggests ability of HIV to cause AIDS is slowing.
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study describes the activity of a recently discovered communication molecule of the body’s immune system, Interleukin 37 or IL-37. It has been known to … Continue Reading From HIV to cancer, Interleukin 37 (IL-37) regulates the immune system.
The University of Liverpool is part of an international research team that will assess whether the blood or plasma of Ebola survivors can be used to treat Ebola patients in … Continue Reading Researchers to test whether Ebola survivors’ blood can provide new treatment.