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2014-07-07 09:51:49

Science in Public Some viruses can hide in our bodies for decades. They make ‘fake’ human proteins that trick our immune cells into thinking ‘everything is awesome’, there’s nothing to see here. Now researchers at the Imaging Centre of Excellence at Monash and Melbourne Universities have determined the basic structure of one of the two known families of these deceptive proteins. Using synchrotron light and working with a common virus that lives in people happily and for...

2014-05-26 13:21:07

University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Peptide antibodies hit immune-response-stifling MDSCs without harming other vital cells Scientists have found a way to target elusive cells that suppress immune response, depleting them with peptides that spare other important cells and shrink tumors in preclinical experiments, according to a paper published online by Nature Medicine. "We've known about these cells blocking immune response for a decade, but haven't been able to shut...

2014-03-25 08:30:19

Modified MIC Proteins as Targeted Immunotherapy for Cancer and Virus-Infected Cells SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AvidBiotics Corp., a privately held biotechnology company developing novel, non-antibody proteins targeting cancer and virus-infected cells, today announced that it has received an issued patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office covering the targetable immunotherapeutic platform being developed by the company. US Patent No....

2013-06-06 23:44:00

Next Generation Choices Foundation (Lesscancer.org ) Mourns the Loss of board member Ronald B. Herberman, M.D. renown physician and scientist. Rye, New Hampshire (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Steve Twedt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported yesterday morning, Ronald B. Herberman,M.D., the founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, died unexpectedly this past weekend. Herberman, 72, died June 1. He is survived by his wife, Harriett, and his children, Holly and Steven. A...

Cancer Cells' Achilles' Heel Revealed In Video
2013-04-24 13:47:47

University of Manchester [ Watch The Video Cancerous B Cell Being Destroyed by Natural Killer Cells ] Scientists from the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research (MCCIR) have discovered why a particular cancer drug is so effective at killing cells. Their findings could be used to aid the design of future cancer treatments. Professor Daniel Davis and his team used high quality video imaging to investigate why the drug rituximab is so effective at killing cancerous B...

2012-11-26 11:21:26

-People with a type of brain tumor called glioblastoma live 12 months on average, so new forms of treatment for this malignancy are badly needed. -Viruses designed to kill cancer cells offer a safe way to treat these tumors, but the therapy doesn't work as well as expected. -This study found that a patient's immune system tries to eliminate the anticancer virus and blocking this immune activity gave the virus more time to kill cancer cells. Doctors now use cancer-killing viruses to treat...

Scientists Learn How To Unlock The Destiny Of A Cell
2012-11-01 10:47:17

University of California - Santa Barbara Scientists have discovered that breaking a biological signaling system in an embryo allows them to change the destiny of a cell. The findings could lead to new ways of making replacement organs. The discovery was made in the laboratory of Joel H. Rothman, a professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at UC Santa Barbara. The studies were reported in the interdisciplinary journal Genes and Development, and were...

2012-10-11 04:04:09

Frozen, Thaw-and-Use Cells Reduce Variability Compared to PBMCs and NK Cells Madison, WI (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 Promega Corporation announces the introduction of a novel bioluminescent assay for the quantification of Fc effector function of antibody-based molecules in the development and manufacture of biologic drugs. The assay is ADCC mechanism of action (MOA)-based and features frozen, thaw-and-use effector cells, and optimized reagents and protocol to perform a reporter-based ADCC...


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