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2014-04-11 13:01:17

Significant new data presented today at the International Liver Congress™ 2014 indicate that liver cancer (Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)) may be treated by adoptive T-cell therapy. This new therapeutic approach in the treatment of HCC could be very important as without treatment the 5 year survival rate is just 5%. Globally, HCC accounts for 746,000 deaths, and in the UK alone is responsible for over 4,000 deaths per year. Glypican-3 (GPC3) is a tumor associated antigen expressed in...

2014-04-02 08:32:13

Autologous Cells Modified with Licensed T Cell Receptor (TCR) IP from University of Pennsylvania Studied for Safety, Bioactivity, and Effectiveness to Treat Multiple Myeloma BOTHELL, Wash., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic storage and cryopreservation freeze media and precision thermal shipping products for cells and tissues, today announced that Oxford, UK...

2012-07-16 13:59:04

Inefficient helper T cell response might explain why some patients relapse after clearing the infection Helper cells traditionally thought to only assist killer white blood cells may be the frontline warriors when battling hepatitis A infection. These are the findings from a Nationwide Children´s Hospital study appearing in a recent issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. Despite the...

2012-03-09 10:31:26

In earlier research, the scientists showed that PD-1 blockade could restore T and B cell function against SIV. Now they have new findings about the effects of PD-1 blockade along with antiretroviral therapy (ART). Vijayakumar Velu, PhD, a scientist at Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Emory Vaccine Center presented the information at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, Wash. Rama Rao Amara, PhD, associate professor of microbiology and...

2012-03-02 05:53:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Good news! Researchers have discovered a promising new technique that potentially could turn immune system killer T cells into more effective weapons against infections and possibly cancer. “The technique involves delivering DNA into the immune system's instructor cells. The DNA directs these cells to overproduce a specific protein that jumpstarts important killer T cells, called CD8 T cells. These killer cells are typically repressed in patients who have...

2012-02-27 07:24:19

Study in Nature Medicine could lead to novel therapy for cancer In a study published in Nature Medicine, Loyola researchers report on a promising new technique that potentially could turn immune system killer T cells into more effective weapons against infections and possibly cancer. The technique involves delivering DNA into the immune system's instructor cells. The DNA directs these cells to overproduce a specific protein that jumpstarts important killer T cells. These killer cells...

2011-06-09 23:36:54

After eight years of work, researchers have unearthed what has been a well-kept secret of our immune system's success. The findings published online on June 9th in Immunity, a Cell Press publication, offer an explanation for how specialized immune cells are able to kill infected or cancerous cells without killing themselves in the process. The focus of the study is a molecule known as perforin, whose job it is to open up a pore in cells targeted for destruction. With that pore in place,...

2011-04-04 22:24:21

Killer T cells begin to divide en route to virus-infected tissue, allowing them to hit the ground running when they arrive, according to a study published online on April 4 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org). Cytotoxic ("killer") T cells (CTL) defend the body against viruses by attacking infected cells. In order to outpace a rapidly replicating virus, CTL must bolster their numbers via cell division. But early cell division is a slow process, requiring nearly a full day for...


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