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Deploying the Body’s Army

By Jamie Green and Charlotte Ariyan | April 1, 2014

Using patients’ own immune systems to fight cancer

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Fighting Fire with Fire

By Kerry Grens | January 30, 2014

Exposing severly allergic children to progressively larger amounts of peanut flour desensitizes them over time, a study shows.

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Toxin Wipes Out Persistent HIV

By Kerry Grens | January 10, 2014

An antibody-toxin combo kills residual HIV hiding out in the organs of mice.

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Gut Flora Boost Cancer Therapies

By Tracy Vence | November 21, 2013

Germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice fare worse than those with rich gut microbiomes during cancer treatment, two studies show.

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Opinion: How HIV Became Positive

By JJ More | September 17, 2013

Immunotherapies, such as the re-engineered T cells that last year saved a 7-year-old girl’s life, continue to show promise as cancer treatments.

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Week in Review: August 12–16

By Tracy Vence | August 16, 2013

Engineered immune cells attack tumors; a mouth microbe that can cause cancer; HIV may heighten cocaine’s high; craving high-fat foods

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Tumor-Targeting T Cells Engineered

By Chris Palmer | August 11, 2013

Scientists genetically modify T cells derived from pluripotent stem cells to attack lymphatic tumors.

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Immune System Versus Cancer

By Dan Cossins | April 10, 2013

Engineering the immune system to overcome tumor evasion strategies was a hot topic at this week’s AACR meeting, with researchers discussing several new approaches.

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TB Vax for Bladder Cancer

By Ruth Williams | June 6, 2012

How the bacteria found in a tuberculosis vaccine can improve the outcome of bladder cancer treatment

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Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies

By Edyta Zielinska | December 2, 2011

Lloyd Old, a researcher and former administrator of two cancer research institutes, passed away this week.

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