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2013-08-04 12:20:16

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers discover how to unleash the immune system against cancer in mice without triggering autoimmune reactions MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have discovered a way to target the immune system to shrink or eliminate tumors in mice without causing autoimmune problems. Researchers also found evidence that the same mechanism may operate in humans. The study was...

2013-05-01 12:34:12

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital advances understanding of how T cells craft an appropriate immune response; setting the stage for new strategies to intervene if the system goes awry A properly functioning immune system is a lesson in balance, providing protection against disease without attacking healthy tissue. Work led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists and published recently in Nature Immunology has identified a mechanism that helps T cells find that sweet spot...

2009-10-09 10:11:57

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study results suggest new approaches for preventing disease St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have discovered how destructive immune cells gain access to insulin-producing cells and help cause diabetes. The finding points to possible new strategies to halt or prevent type I diabetes. Working in mice, researchers demonstrated that to enter key areas of the pancreas known as the islets of Langerhans, immune cells known as T cells must...

2009-10-08 11:00:00

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study results suggest new approaches for preventing disease MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have discovered how destructive immune cells gain access to insulin-producing cells and help cause diabetes. The finding points to possible new strategies to halt or prevent type I diabetes. Working in mice, researchers demonstrated that to enter key areas of the pancreas known as the...