Artist’s rendering of multiple natural killer cells, colored light pink, attacking a purple tumor cell.
Protein Pilfered from Cancer Cells Thwarts Immune Attack
New research in mice reveals why natural killer cells, normally effective at hunting cancer, are sometimes stopped in their tracks.  
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Protein Pilfered from Cancer Cells Thwarts Immune Attack
Protein Pilfered from Cancer Cells Thwarts Immune Attack

New research in mice reveals why natural killer cells, normally effective at hunting cancer, are sometimes stopped in their tracks.  

New research in mice reveals why natural killer cells, normally effective at hunting cancer, are sometimes stopped in their tracks.  

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, SELVANEGRA

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Excess of Immune Cells Found in Brains of People with Autism
Ashley Yeager | Jan 13, 2020
An accumulation of T cells and astrocytes in postmortem brain tissue hints at possible autoimmune origins for many cases of autism.
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Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Katarina Zimmer | May 30, 2019
A rogue hybrid lymphocyte, bearing characteristics of both B and T cells, may play a role in driving autoimmunity in the disease, although the mechanism is far from clear.
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Training Immune Cells to Be Cancer Killers
Aparna Nathan | Nov 12, 2021
A career-altering experience as a cancer patient motivated one researcher to design more potent immunotherapies.
Circulating Mitochondrial DNA Alerts Immune System to Danger
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018
In response to short DNA fragments, lymphocytes release mitochondrial DNA that helps trigger an immune response.
Compound Found in Red Wine Boosts Immune Cell Function
Catherine Offord | Oct 16, 2017
At low doses, resveratrol enhanced human T-cell activity in vitro, while at high doses it interfered with cell signaling. 
Long-Lived Immune Memories
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 9, 2015
Two types of memory T cells can preserve immunological memories for more than a decade, a study shows. 
Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 8, 2015
Much of the CD4+ T-cell death that occurs during HIV infection may be caused by direct delivery of the virus from neighboring cells, a study shows.
Double-Edged Enzyme
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 13, 2015
Researchers find evidence to suggest why an enzyme crucial for fighting off malaria infection is linked to a form of lymphoma.
Mice Cloned From Blood Drops
Chris Palmer | Jun 28, 2013
Mice have been cloned from single drops of blood taken from their tails using the same technology that produced Dolly the sheep.
Gregory Sonnenberg: Cellular Spy
Dan Cossins | May 1, 2013
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