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2009-01-21 13:17:21

Canadian medical researchers say they have discovered a new anti-cancer, anti-infection response control mechanism. Dr. Andre Veillette of the Institute of Research Clinics in Montreal, and his team led by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Mario-Ernesto Cruz-Munoz, said their discovery could have a significant impact on the treatment of cancers and infectious diseases. The team identified one of the basic mechanisms controlling natural killer cell activity. Produced by the immune system, NK cells are...

2009-01-19 09:35:26

Dr. Andr© Veillette, a researcher at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montr©al (IRCM), and his team led by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Mario-Ernesto Cruz-Munoz, will publish in the upcoming issue of the prestigious journal Nature Immunology of Nature Publishing Group. This discovery could have a significant impact on the treatment of cancers and infectious diseases. Current treatments frequently achieve only limited results with these types of diseases, which affect hundreds of...

2008-10-08 03:00:08

By Urso, Paul Kramer, Mary K Abstract In recent studies, we showed that murine fetal liver cells from progeny exposed to benzo(alpha)pyrene in utero by intraperitoneal injection of the dam at midpregnancy (12 d) suppressed cell proliferation in an allogeneic mixed lymphocyte response. On the other hand, fetal liver cells from the corn oil (vehicle for the carcinogen)-exposed progeny (control) appeared to enhance proliferation. Suppression or enhancement appeared to be mediated by fetal...

2005-08-29 14:42:20

Montreal, August 24, 2005 "“ Dr. Andr© Veillette, a researcher at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montr©al (IRCM), and his team will publish in the upcoming issue of the prestigious journal Nature Immunology of Nature Publishing Group, a discovery that could significantly advance the treatment of cancers and infectious diseases. Current treatments frequently achieve only limited results with these types of diseases, which affect hundreds of thousands of Canadians. Dr....

2005-08-04 16:33:10

Scientists have discovered that a group of important immune system cells has a surprising resemblance to cinematic British superspy James Bond: the cells receive a "license" that allows them to unleash their most potent attacks on enemies. This licensing process apparently helps reduce the chances that the cells will erroneously direct their firepower at the body's own tissues, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The process is very different...


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Thymus
2013-03-04 12:56:08

The thymus gland is an endocrine organ of the immune system located anteriolateral to the trachea and in between the lungs. Its primary function is to build T lymphocytes for the body’s immune system; therefore, it is most important during childhood and puberty, when it reaches its maximum size. After puberty, it will begin to atrophy and shrink in size. Old age generally brings about hypotrophy of the thymus. In children the thymus is grayish-pink in color and in adults it is yellow. On...

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