Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
The 2019 Lasker medical and research awards celebrate advances in scientists’ understanding of T and B cells, Herceptin antibodies for treating breast cancer, and vaccine coverage around the globe.
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy
Laskers Go to Immunologists, Developers of Breast Cancer Therapy

The 2019 Lasker medical and research awards celebrate advances in scientists’ understanding of T and B cells, Herceptin antibodies for treating breast cancer, and vaccine coverage around the globe.

The 2019 Lasker medical and research awards celebrate advances in scientists’ understanding of T and B cells, Herceptin antibodies for treating breast cancer, and vaccine coverage around the globe.

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Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Immune Cell Bank Bets on Future CAR T Success
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 16, 2019
The company Cell Vault offers to hold consumers’ T cells for later use, but scientists suggest the service would benefit very few users.
In Situ Vaccination: A Cancer Treatment a Century in the Making
In Situ Vaccination: A Cancer Treatment a Century in the Making
Emma Yasinski | Jul 25, 2019
Injecting immunostimulants directly into the tumor is not a new strategy to stimulate the immune system, but the approach has seen a surge of interest in recent years.
T Cell Proliferation Linked to CAR T Responses
T Cell Proliferation Linked to CAR T Responses
Ashley Yeager | Jul 15, 2019
Comparing the cells of cancer patients who did and did not respond to the immunotherapy could reveal biomarkers to predict who should receive it in the first place.
Genetic Mutation that Prevents HIV Infection Tied to Earlier Death
Genetic Mutation that Prevents HIV Infection Tied to Earlier Death
Emma Yasinski | Jun 3, 2019
Those with two copies of the Δ32 allele in the CCR5 gene are 21 percent more likely to die by age 76, although it’s not clear why.
Mouse Diets Affect How Gut Bacteria Interact with T Cells
Mouse Diets Affect How Gut Bacteria Interact with T Cells
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2019
An experiment delves into how the microbiome shapes immunity.
Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
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.
Image of the Day: Training Day
Image of the Day: Training Day
Chia-Yi Hou | May 24, 2019
A video captures T cells learning to recognize cells from the body that shouldn’t be attacked.
Cachexia Is Driven By Killer T Cells in a Mouse Model of Infection
Cachexia Is Driven By Killer T Cells in a Mouse Model of Infection
Katarina Zimmer | May 22, 2019
A new study reveals an unexpected role for the immune cells and a previously unknown mechanism for the wasting syndrome.
A Revised CAR T for Lymphoma Has Fewer Side Effects
A Revised CAR T for Lymphoma Has Fewer Side Effects
Kerry Grens | Apr 23, 2019
An early-stage clinical study finds that none of the 25 patients treated developed neurotoxicity or cytokine release syndrome, common hazards of the cancer immunotherapy.