Immunology - Researchers Create Nanoparticle that Targets Tumor-Infiltrating Immune Cells to Eliminate Cancer Cells
Can't see this email? View it online
   
  January 23, 2019  
  Immunology  
  The latest immunology news from News Medical  
 

#ALT# Lab-Scale Clarification of Mammalian Cell Cultures Expressing Recombinant Antibodies

Tina Stoschek and Marcus Gerlach discuss maximizing mAb generation using lab-scale clarification of cell cultures expressing recombinant antibodies.

Read More
 
   Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) - Immune Checkpoint ProteinsFluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting (FACS) - Immune Checkpoint Proteins
 
Immune checkpoint proteins have attracted more and more attention over the past couple of years due to their role in cancer development. Researchers have discovered that tumor cells can ‘hijack’ the checkpoint pathways of these proteins to avoid attacks from the immune system.
 
   Researchers Create Nanoparticle that Targets Tumor-Infiltrating Immune Cells to Eliminate Cancer CellsResearchers Create Nanoparticle that Targets Tumor-Infiltrating Immune Cells to Eliminate Cancer Cells
 
The potential of immunotherapy in the battle against cancer attracted international interest after two researchers received the coveted Nobel Prize for exposing the ability of the immune system to remove tumor cells.
 
 Stress related pathway instrumental in controlling function of immune cells
 
Stress related pathway instrumental in controlling function of immune cellsThe immune system is composed of a wide range of different immune cells each with dedicated functions. Natural killer T cells form a specialized immune cell that protects against a variety of diseases such as cancer, autoimmunity, metabolic disease or certain infections such as Lyme disease.
 
 
 Researchers manipulate T cells to improve transplant success
 
Researchers manipulate T cells to improve transplant successResearchers have manipulated T cells in a way that prevents the rejection of transplanted organs, without affecting the immune system’s ability to fight microbial infection.
 
 
 New Study Describes an Important Step in Activation of the Immune System Against Nanoparticles
 
New Study Describes an Important Step in Activation of the Immune System Against NanoparticlesDoctors would prefer to use all kinds of nanoparticles in the body, for instance, to create comprehensive images of anatomy and disease, and to deliver cancer-fighting drugs deep inside the tumor tissue.
 
 
 Hyperactive immune system implicated in aging brain disorders
 
Hyperactive immune system implicated in aging brain disordersIn a study of fruit flies, NIH scientists suggested that the body's immune system may play a critical role in the damage caused by aging brain disorders. The results are based on experiments in which the researchers altered the activity of Cdk5, a gene that preclinical studies have suggested is important for early brain development and may be involved in neurodegenerative diseases, such as ALS, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
 
 
 New evidence shows how fever alters immune cells
 
New evidence shows how fever alters immune cellsFever is known to help power up our immune cells, and scientists in Shanghai have new evidence explaining how. They found in mice that fever alters surface proteins on immune cells like lymphocytes to make them better able to travel via blood vessels to reach the site of infection. Their work appears on January 15 in the journal Immunity.