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2011-08-08 12:28:30

In the latest issue of Nature, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania clarify the role of two proteins key to T-cell development. They found that one well-known protein called Notch passes off much of its role during T-cell maturation to another protein called TCF-1. T cells are required for many aspects of immunity, and understanding how these proteins influence the production of infection-fighting cells could improve treatments for immune-suppressed...

2011-07-16 00:00:36

Blue Ocean Biomedical introduces the LG Series Flow Cytometry Systems, the first fully automated, load & go systems for counting CD4 cells and other lymphocyte subsets. Pembroke Pines, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2011 Blue Ocean Biomedical introduces the LG Series Flow Cytometry Systems, the first fully automated, load & go systems for counting CD4 cells and other lymphocyte subsets. These subsets (percent and absolute counts of T cells, B cells, and NK cells) are used in immune status...

2011-07-15 14:47:32

Researches near goal of using a patient's own cells to make stem cells that can replace lost or diseased tissue Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have developed an improved technique for generating large numbers of blood cells from a patient's own cells. The new technique will be immediately useful in further stem cell studies, and when perfected, could be used in stem cell therapies for a wide variety of conditions including cancers and immune ailments. "There are...

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,...

2011-05-06 00:04:14

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have taken a machine already in use for the measurement of impurities in semiconductors and used it to analyze immune cells in far more detail than has been possible before. The new technology lets scientists take simultaneous measurements of dozens of features located on and in cells, whereas the existing technology typically begins to encounter technical limitations at about a half-dozen. The investigators were able not only to...

2011-04-28 12:02:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MacroGenics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company that develops immunotherapeutics to treat autoimmune disorders, cancer and infectious diseases, today announced the publication in the journal Blood of preclinical data demonstrating potent inhibition of B-cell lymphoma through redirected T lymphocyte-mediated killing, using its bispecific DART(TM) antibody technology. Included in the peer-reviewed article titled, "Application of...

2011-03-24 08:00:00

BRISBANE, Calif., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SARcode Corporation announced today that clinical data for their lead compound, SAR 1118, has been accepted for presentation during the upcoming Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting being held May 1-May 5, 2011, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. SAR 1118 is an investigational novel small-molecule topical therapy that inhibits T-cell mediated inflammation, a key component of dry eye syndrome. (Logo:...

2011-03-02 02:02:16

New research has identified a small subset of normal white blood cells in the body that gives rise to a rare incurable form of leukemia. The study, led by investigators at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center "“ Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC "“ James), shows that large granular lymphocyte leukemia can occur in a small subset of white blood cells called NKT cells. NKT cells share features of immune cells called T...

2011-01-31 07:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Argos Therapeutics announced today that interleukin (IL)-12 secretion can predict the potency of the company's Arcelis(TM) dendritic cell (DC) immunotherapy and can be used as a potency marker in a Phase 3 clinical trial testing the company's lead product, AGS-003, in metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). In vitro results published in the Journal of Immunotherapy demonstrate that the potency of mature CD40L RNA electroporated DCs correlates...

2011-01-26 21:07:25

Findings published in Science Translational Medicine demonstrate Lycera's compound selectively silences pathogenic cells and arrests graft-versus-host disease Lycera Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company pioneering an innovative approach to developing novel oral medicines to treat autoimmune diseases, today announced positive data from the University of Michigan demonstrating the role of bioenergetics in selectively inhibiting pathogenic lymphocytes while preserving and enhancing the...


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The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin