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Cell Biology, fish, Zebrafish, Development, Immune System, Macrophage, Cell Migration, tissue development, cell communication

Immune Cell Serves as an Essential Communications Link for Migrating Cells

Scientists at the University of Washington have discovered that macrophages, a common type of cell in the vertebrate immune system, can transmit messages between non-immune cells. Their paper, published online Feb. 16 in the journal Science, is the first reported instance of macrophages relaying messages over a long distance between non-immune cells.

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Intestinal Microbes, Immune System, gut microbes, Microbes and Immune System, Microbial, Microbial influence, Gut Bacteria, Gut Bacteria and Health, Gut Interactions, Bacteria, Intestines, GUT, Immune Cells

Scientists Monitor Crosstalk Between Intestinal Microbes and Immune System

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Harvard Medical School researchers have successfully “listened in” on the crosstalk between gut microbes and the immune system.

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Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, American Society of Clinical Oncology, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Lung Cancer, Chest cancer, ASCO, sts, non-small cell lung cancer, NSCELC, Radiotherapy, Radiation, Cancer Research, Immunotherapy, Proton Therapy

Cancer Researchers to Convene for Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium in March

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The 2017 Multidisciplinary Thoracic Cancers Symposium, co-sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), will feature advances in surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and novel molecular biologic therapies for thoracic malignancies such as lung cancer.

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Fragile X Syndrome, Steven Tyler's Janie's Fund Wins Big, Untreated Water Making Our Kids Sick, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Genome Analysis Helps Keep Deadly Brain Cancer at Bay for Five Years

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An analysis of a patient’s deadly brain tumor helped doctors at Smilow Cancer Hospital identify new emerging mutations and keep a 55-year old woman alive for more than five years, researchers report in the journal Genome Medicine.

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Arizona News Releases, Dr Peter Cohen, Dr Sandra Gendler, Immunotherapy, Medical Research, news releases

Researchers Identify New Process to Raise Natural Armies of Cancer-Targeting T Lymphocytes Outside the Body

Mayo Clinic and University of Washington researchers have discovered a new culture method that unlocks the natural fighter function of immune T cells when they are passing through the bloodstream. This allows T cell armies to be raised directly from blood that naturally recognize and target proteins that are present on most human cancers. The results are published in the Feb. 14 issue of Oncotarget.

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Researchers Unravel How Ticks Protect Themselves From Lyme Bacteria and Other Microbes

For hundreds of millions of years, ticks have survived on Earth by sucking blood from their victims for days, often leaving behind terrible diseases as a thank-you note. But no one has ever looked at why ticks, themselves, are able to survive while harboring bacteria, viruses and parasites. Now, for the first time, scientists have decoded how the ingenious tick immune system fights a myriad of microbes.

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Stressed Out Interferons Reveal Potential Key to Alternative Lupus Treatment

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New research has identified a previously unknown mechanism involved in the immune response of lupus patients that could provide an alternative therapy target for the estimated 1.5 million Americans and five million-plus people worldwide suffering from this disease.

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Ohio State Study: Baby's Sex Plays a Role in Pregnant Woman's Immunity

Women have claimed for years that their bodies react differently whether they’re pregnant with a boy or girl. Now evidence, published by Ohio State University researchers shows the sex of a baby is associated with pregnant women’s immune responses.

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Immunotherapy May Need to Have Its Own Value Model

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Immunotherapy has been a game changer for the oncology field, but typical models used to assess the value of cancer treatments don’t take into account the unique characteristics of this therapy, according to experts at the 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Quantify Immune Cells Associated with Future Breast Cancer Risk

Researchers from Mayo Clinic have quantified the numbers of various types of immune cells associated with the risk of developing breast cancer. The findings are published in a study in Clinical Cancer Research.

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16 Aplastic Anemia Patients Free Of Disease After Bone Marrow Transplant and Chemo

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Physicians at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have successfully treated 16 patients with a rare and lethal form of bone marrow failure called severe aplastic anemia using partially matched bone marrow transplants followed by two high doses of a common chemotherapy drug.

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Immunotherapy Resistance , Melanoma, Colon Cancer, PD-1 blockade, Immune System, JAK 1-2, PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors, Cancer

Scientists Discover Why Some Cancers May Not Respond to Immunotherapy

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UCLA scientists have discovered that people with cancers containing genetic mutations JAK1 or JAK2, which are known to prevent tumors from recognizing or receiving signals from T cells to stop growing, will have little or no benefit from the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab. This early-stage research has allowed them to determine for the first time why some people with advanced melanoma or advanced colon cancer will not respond to pembrolizumab, an anti-PD-1 treatment.

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Immune Therapy Scientists Discover Distinct Cells That Block Cancer-Fighting Immune Cells

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre scientists have discovered a distinct cell population in tumours that inhibits the body’s immune response to fight cancer.

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Lieutenant Gov. Kathy Hochul Celebrates Launch of Innovative Immunotherapy Biotech Company Based in Buffalo

• New Roswell Park spinoff company will develop next-generation cancer immunotherapies • Novel approach combines unique adoptive T cell therapy with genetically engineered stem cell therapy • Clinical trial planned in ovarian, pancreatic, lung, prostate and other hard-to-treat cancers

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Eight Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immunity

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Yale Scientists Identify Key Defect in Brain Tumor Cells

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In a new study, Yale Cancer Center researchers identified a novel genetic defect that prevents brain tumor cells from repairing damaged DNA.

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Cytokines, Immune System, Alcohol Dependence, Stress, alcohol craving, Anxiety, problem drinkers, biological response, motivation to drink, immuno suppresion

Immune System Suppression May Be Related to Problem Drinking

Cytokines are small proteins in the immune system that act as chemical messengers between cells. Prior research suggests that pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines are dysfunctional during alcohol dependence and may contribute to the progression from healthy to problem drinking. This study compared social and non-dependent problem drinkers on the impact of alcohol-related changes in the body’s immune response to stress, alcohol-cue induced craving and anxiety, motivation to drink, and alcohol consumption.







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