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Our livers can fight back against the immune system—reducing organ rejection but also making us more susceptible to liver disease.
Just as cell phones and computers transmit data through electronic networks, the cells of your body send and receive chemical messages through molecular pathways.
Revealing how cells communicate, Tel Aviv University research could lead to new cancer drugs and more.
Like all living things, plants depend for their growth and sustenance on elaborate signaling networks to maintain stem cells, cells that have an almost magical regenerative capacity.
Researchers have demonstrated that cells of the innate immune system are capable of "memory", and of mounting rapid protection to an otherwise lethal dose of live vaccinia virus.
How do cells know where to position themselves and where to accumulate in order to carry out their functions correctly within each organ?
Using two distinct methods, Whitehead Institute researchers have successfully and consistently manipulated targeted genes in both human embryonic stem (ES) cells and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells (adult cells that have been reprogrammed to an embryonic stem cell-like state).
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.
SEATTLE, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adaptive TCR Corporation (www.adaptivetcr.com) a leading provider of online solutions for large scale immune system profiling under the brand name immunoSEQ, announced today that it has completed its Series B investment round, raising $5.8 million from private investors, adding to its previous $4.5 million financing announced in March 2010. "The infusion of new capital will enable Adaptive to continue growth of the ImmunoSEQ profiling service and invest...
DURHAM, N.C., June 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Argos Therapeutics today announced that new data from its Phase 2 combination study of its Arcelis(TM) immunotherapy for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), AGS-003, in combination with sunitinib showed improvement over expectations for sunitinib alone in progression-free survival (PFS) in newly diagnosed metastatic RCC patients with unfavorable prognosis.
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...