It is known that natural killer cells, a type of white blood cell prevalent in the body, deliver lethal toxic granules into cells that have become cancerous or infected, causing … Continue Reading Identification of master regulator for specialised immune cell raises hope in cancer fight.
It is known that cell death is a mechanism used by multicellular organisms to help them survive by removing infected, damaged or unwanted cells. Mitochondria are known as the energy-generating … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown pathway for cell death.
The immune system is a system of many biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. To function properly, an immune system must detect a wide variety … Continue Reading In world’s first, immune cells imaged responding to infection at the same time.
Natural killer cells of the immune system can fend off malignant lymphoma cells and thus are considered a promising therapeutic approach. However, previous studies show that in the direct vicinity … Continue Reading Researchers identify how lymphoma tumours evade the immune response.
An analysis of five families has revealed a previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency, says an international team led by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital. The condition, linked to mutations in a … Continue Reading International team discovers previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency.
For infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), something as simple as a common cold or ear infection can be fatal. Born with an incomplete immune system, kids who have SCID, … Continue Reading Researchers grow and correct an SCID immune system in-a-dish via precision medicine.
Bacteria that are commonly found in the mouth are often abundant in patients with colon cancer, but the potential role these microbes play in tumour development has not been clear. … Continue Reading Bacteria identified which protects intestinal tumours from immune cells.
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.