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Antiviral Immunotherapy Comes of Age

By | December 4, 2017

T-cell therapies are not just for cancer. Researchers are also advancing immunotherapy methods to protect bone marrow transplant patients from viral infections. 

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New CAR T-Cell Therapy Shows Promise in Trial for Leukemia

By | November 21, 2017

The immunotherapy, which targets CD22 on cancer cells rather than CD19, might prove useful in patients for whom previous T-cell treatments were unsuccessful. 

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A team has engineered two stem cell lines into “synthetic T cells” that destroy breast cancer cells in vitro. 

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Cancers Relapse by Feeding Off Immune Signals

By | October 16, 2017

In mice, the tumor cells are able to thwart the immune response that would kill them—but immunotherapy prevented the return of melanoma.

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Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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First CAR T-Cell Therapy Approved in U.S.

By | August 30, 2017

The genetically modified blood cells will be used for patients with a type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, when other treatments fail.

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Gilead to Pay Nearly $12B for CAR T-Cell Company

By | August 28, 2017

The massive sum will buy out Kite Pharma, whose cancer therapy is expected to be among the first of its type approved by the FDA.

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Peanut Allergy Treatment Works Long Term

By | August 17, 2017

Four years after taking a probiotic and peanut protein for 18 months, two-thirds of children in a small clinical trial can eat peanuts with no health issues.

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Immunotherapy Promising for Diabetes: Study

By | August 9, 2017

A small clinical trial demonstrates that peptide immunotherapy can halt the progression of early-stage type 1 diabetes.

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Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness

By | July 26, 2017

The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.

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