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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.  
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.  

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Breast Cancer Cells Retrain T Cells to Invade Specific Tissues
Nele Haelterman, PhD | Sep 26, 2022 | 3 min read
Scientists discover tumor-associated T cells that drive breast cancer metastasis to lymph nodes.
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Improving Immune Cell Processing Efficiency
Thermo Fisher Scientific | Jun 28, 2022 | 1 min read
A closed, automated system washes and concentrates cells destined for cell therapies and beyond.
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Salty Diet Helps Gut Bugs Fight Cancer in Mice: Study
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Sep 20, 2021 | 4 min read
A high-salt diet suppressed the growth of tumors in a mouse model of melanoma, apparently because of an interplay between the gut microbiome and natural killer cells.
Infographic: Exercise’s Anticancer Mechanisms
Bente Klarlund Pedersen | Apr 1, 2020 | 2 min read
A look at the molecular processes that may feed into the tumor-fighting effects of physical activity
Natural Killer Cell Therapies Catch Up to CAR T
Bianca Nogrady | Apr 1, 2020 | 8 min read
There’s a new cell-based cancer immunotherapy on the block.
Immunology Leader Vincenzo Cerundolo Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jan 16, 2020 | 2 min read
The Oxford researcher’s work on lipid and peptide antigens revealed key mechanisms in inflammation, immunotherapy, and vaccination, which are being pursued in clinical trial treatments.
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Gene Editing Makes Cells Evade Immune Attack In Vitro
Emma Yasinski | Dec 12, 2019 | 3 min read
To advance the possibility of off-the-shelf cardiac cell therapies, scientists devise an engineered cardiac stem cell that avoids stimulating a detrimental immune attack.
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Innate Immune Cells May Actually Remember Their Targets
Emma Yasinski | May 10, 2019 | 3 min read
Human natural killer cells, previously considered not to participate in adaptive immunity, remember viral antigens after initial exposures, according to a new study.
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Clinical Trial Underway for a Natural Killer Cell Therapy
Chia-Yi Hou | May 7, 2019 | 3 min read
The cells, derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, are in testing as an immunotherapy for cancer patients with solid tumors.
Immune System Targets Diverse Viruses Using the Same Small Peptide
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2017 | 2 min read
A single receptor on natural killer cells recognizes an amino acid sequence conserved across Zika, dengue, and related pathogens.
Cancer Be Damned
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2016 | 4 min read
Teenager Lauren Bendesky turned her cancer diagnosis on its head, using herself as a research subject to test potential therapies.
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