Immunotherapy

Lymphoma Immunotherapy Side Effects: How Your Doctor May Manage Them

Immune System

Irish scientists find distinct immune system in newborn babies

Researchers identify ‘danger signals’ efficient at triggering immune response in infants.<p>7 minutes ago<p>Irish scientists have discovered a distinct …

Immune System

Allergic Reactions to African Rooibos Tea

Allergic reactions to African rooibos tea, also called red bush tea, are uncommon. If you develop common allergy symptoms after consuming African …

Immune System

Researchers re-engineer cancer cells to fight off their own kind

A new study led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital explores the power of gene editing to use cancer cells to kill cancer.<p>The team of …

Cancer Cells

Melanoma: Immunotherapy for brain metastases 'doubles survival'

Using immunotherapy to treat melanoma that has spread to the brain can significantly improve survival, according to a new analysis of nationwide …

Immune System

Two Cancer Drugs Found To Boost Ageing Immune Systems

Image: annca, Pixabay<p>Drugs that can lengthen life have long been a hallmark of speculative science fiction — many hope for an invention that could …

Medicine

Modulation of anti-tumor immunity by the brain’s reward system

Article |<p>Open | Published: 13 July 2018<p>Tamar L Ben-Shaanan,<br>• Maya Schiller,<br>• Hilla Azulay-Debby,<br>• Ben Korin,<br>• Nadia Boshnak,<br>• Tamar Koren,<br>• Maria Krot,<br>• Jivan …

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Could Brain Stimulation Slow Cancer?

Activating the reward system boosts anti-tumor immunity in mice

Neuroscience

Novel RNA-based Vaccine Provides Protection Against Malaria

Generating vaccines toward eukaryotic pathogens has always presented challenges for researchers. While single-celled eukaryotic parasites, such as …

Public Health

3 carjackings reported near Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore police are investigating a series of armed carjackings near the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University.<p>Police said a person was …

Johns Hopkins University

Advaxis Announces FDA Lifts Clinical Hold on Phase 1/2 Combination Study of Axalimogene Filolisbac with Durvalumab

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>Advaxis, Inc. (ADXS), a late-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and …

Immune System

Tips for a healthy immune system

The immune system defends the body against infection. Although it works effectively most of the time, sometimes our immune system fails, and we …

Wellness

Your gut microbes may give melanoma treatment a boost

Having the right balance between good and bad microbes in the gut may improve the likelihood that immunotherapy successfully treats melanoma, which …

Medical Research

There's More Good News About Immune Therapies for Cancer

There has been welcome excitement in the cancer field lately about immune-based treatments, which co-opt the body’s own immune system to fight …

Immune System

'Natural Killer' Cells May Offer a Better Cancer Treatment Than CAR-T

Researchers are looking at harnessing so-called “natural killer” cells to attack cancer in a way that may be more effective than other …

Immune System

Electric shock can deliver genes edited to fight cancer

Some of the most promising cancer therapies alter the DNA of T-cells so they will attack cancerous cells. Scientists announced earlier this week in …

Science

UCSD Biologists discover process that neutralizes tumors against invading cancer cells

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Researchers from the University of California San Diego have identified an unexpected mechanism that could help determine whether …

UC San Diego

Latest Trial of an 'Anti-Aging' Pill Shows This One Might Actually Work

At least for the immune system.<p>A clinical trial testing the health benefits of an experimental drug in a new combination has shown promising results, …

Health

The Benihana of cancer vaccines: How are medical oncologists advancing immunotherapy?

At the MedCity CONVERGE conference, medical oncologist Dr. Joshua Brody, the director of the lymphoma immunotherapy program at Mount Sinai Hospital, …

Immune System

Fatal death cap mushroom may ultimately be a cancer-fighting life-saver

A deadly fungus that took the life of a three-year-old boy in B.C. two years ago may yet yield a life-saving cure.<p>Among the unique compounds found in …

Immune System

Faster, Electric Gene Therapy Could Cure Diseases

A stunning new study published in the journal <i>Nature</i> on Wednesday shows that researchers have figured out a potentially faster, more efficient way to …

Molecular Biology

Xencor Doses First Patient in Phase 1 Study of XmAb20717 Dual Checkpoint Inhibitor for the Treatment of Advanced Solid Tumors

MONROVIA, Calif., July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Xencor, Inc. (XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing engineered monoclonal …

Immune System

Targovax and SOTIO Announce First Patient Dosed in Phase I/II Combination Trial of ONCOS-102 With DCVAC

OSLO, Norway, July 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- <b>Targovax ASA</b> (OSE: TRVX), <b>a clinical stage company focused on developing and commercializing immune activators to target hard to treat solid tumors, and SOTIO, a biotechnology company owned by the PPF Group, announce that the first patient has been dosed</b> …

Immune System

Poliovirus engineered to help fight brain tumors

One of the world’s most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors.

Immune System

Immunotherapy doubles survival rates for patients with melanoma brain metastases: Checkpoint inhibitors increase median survival to 12.4 months, and more than double percentage of patients who survive 4 years or longer

Checkpoint inhibitors increase median survival to 12.4 months, and more than double percentage of patients who survive 4 years or longer<p>A new study …

Metastasis

Nohla Therapeutics raises another $11M to support leukemia treatment trials

Seattle startup Nohla Therapeutics has reeled in another $11 million to further develop its leukemia treatment.<p>The spinout of Seattle’s Fred …

Startups

Imaging technique illuminates immune status of monkeys with HIV-like virus

Approach could improve understanding of immune system recovery in people treated for HIV infection<p>Findings from an animal study suggest that a …

Immune System

Slideshow: Guide to Your Immune System

Immune System

Genmab Enters Strategic Partnership with Immatics to Discover and Develop Next Generation Bispecific Cancer Immunotherapies

Company Announcement<p>-- Genmab gains exclusive access to multiple novel proprietary tumor targets identified by Immatics Biotechnologies’ XPRESIDENT®technology -- Creation of novel immuno-oncology drugs combining Genmab and Immatics’ proprietary technologies -- Genmab responsible for development, …

Immune System

American Society of Hematology hosts landmark Summit on Emerging Immunotherapies

Meeting to foster collaboration among scientists, regulators, patient advocates, and leaders of industry to accelerate delivery of breakthrough …

Immune System