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2013-03-04 10:27:22

New research in the Journal of Clinical Investigation reveals that tumours in melanoma patients deliberately create conditions that knock out the body's 'premier' immune defence and instead attract a weaker immune response unable to kill off the tumour's cancerous cells. The study also highlights a potential antibody biomarker that could help predict prognosis and identify which patients are most likely to respond to specific treatments. The research, led by Dr Sophia Karagiannis and...

2013-03-01 11:59:52

Steroids do not prevent this antibody-mediated injury and rejection Highlights: -Pediatric kidney transplant recipients who have antibodies directed against their new organ are more likely to experience kidney injury and rejection than patients without these antibodies. -Steroids do not prevent this antibody-mediated injury and rejection. -Approximately 2,500 children received a kidney transplant last year in the United States. A transplanted kidney has a finite life expectancy...

2013-02-07 15:25:23

A new approach mimicking the body's natural defenses could help treat a therapy-resistant breast cancer Cancer drugs of the new, molecular generation destroy malignant breast tumors in a targeted manner: They block characteristic molecules on tumor cells - receptors for the hormones estrogen or progesterone, or a co-receptor, called HER2, that binds to many growth factors. But about one in every six breast tumors has none of these receptors. Such cancers, called triple-negative, are...

2013-02-04 10:28:23

Scientists have identified the gene essential for survival of antibody-producing cells, a finding that could lead to better treatments for diseases where these cells are out of control, such as myeloma and chronic immune disorders. The discovery that a gene called Mcl-1 is critical for keeping this vital immune cell population alive was made by researchers at Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. Associate Professor David Tarlinton, Dr Victor Peperzak and Dr Ingela Vikstrom from the...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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