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Scientists Find Control Signal For Immune System That Could

Scientists Find Control Signal For Immune System That Could Help Treat Autoimmune Diseases And Cancer

Salk Institute When faced with pathogens, the immune system summons a swarm of cells made up of soldiers and peacekeepers. The peacekeeping cells tell the soldier cells to halt fighting when invaders are cleared. Without this cease-fire...

Latest Regulatory T cell Stories

2014-03-26 12:28:54

ORLANDO, Fla., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TNI BioTech, Inc. (OTC: TNIB), today announced that it has signed a 'Supplementary Cooperation Agreement (the "Agreement") on New Drug Methionine-Enkephalin' with Hubei Qianjiang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (a Chinese listed company, hereinafter referred to as "Qianjiang"). Following TNI BioTech's FDA meeting in August of 2013, in which the FDA approved TNI BioTech to study Methionine-Enkephalin ("MENK") in clinical trials for pancreatic...

2014-03-12 12:28:28

ORLANDO, Fla., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TNI BioTech, Inc. (OTC: TNIB), a biotech company working to combat chronic, life-threatening diseases through the activation and modulation of the body's immune system using our patented immunotherapy through the acquisition and licensing of late development stage compounds, today announced the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted a key patent for IRT-101 (MENK) for inducing sustained immune response of T-Cells. The...

2014-02-18 09:01:07

A new study describes the complexity of the new T cell repertoire following immune-depleting therapy to treat multiple sclerosis, improving our understanding of immune tolerance and clinical outcomes. In the Immune Tolerance Network's (ITN) HALT-MS study, 24 patients with relapsing, remitting multiple sclerosis received high-dose immunosuppression followed by a transplant of their own stem cells, called an autologous stem cell transplant, to potentially reprogram the immune system so that...

2013-09-23 10:22:14

Encouraging results from the T1DAL study (Targeting effector memory T cells with alefacept in new onset type 1 diabetes), led by Mark R. Rigby M.D., Ph.D. from Indiana University and Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis and sponsored by the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) with additional support from JDRF, are published today in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Alefacept, an engineered fusion protein targeting a surface molecule, CD2, found on T-lymphocytes, was the first...

2013-08-19 13:10:09

In animal studies, CHOP researchers advance new approach to anti-tumor immunotherapy By carefully adjusting the function of crucial immune cells, scientists may have developed a completely new type of cancer immunotherapy—harnessing the body's immune system to attack tumors. To accomplish this, they had to thread a needle in immune function, shrinking tumors without triggering unwanted autoimmune responses. The new research, performed in animals, is not ready for clinical use in...

2013-05-30 13:43:03

Stem Cell Matrix -- a summary of recent studies from HSCI May brought a major advancement in the science of aging when two Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) researchers announced their discovery of a protein circulating in the blood of mice and humans that shows potential to be a treatment for age-related heart failure. The protein, called GDF-11, reduced the size and thickness of the heart walls when injected into old mice. There are hundreds of investigators in the HSCI network...

2013-05-27 10:43:58

Cancer cells spread and grow by avoiding detection and destruction by the immune system. Stimulation of the immune system can help to eliminate cancer cells; however, there are many factors that cause the immune system to ignore cancer cells. Regulatory T cells are immune cells that function to suppress the immune system response. In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers led by Ronald Levy at Stanford University found that regulatory T cells that infiltrate tumors...


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