T cells need to ‘relax’ to work best

T cell "relaxation" may helpvexplain the cascading sequence by which invaders prompt the immune system to act.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: t-cells featured health-and-medicine immune-systems

Block immune ‘memory’ to limit organ rejection

Inhibiting the innate immune system's "memory" could offer a way to lengthen the survival of organ transplants and cut the risk of rejection.

Arvind Suresh-U. Pittsburgh • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: t-cells health-and-medicine immune-systems organ-transplants

Your genes could determine whether the coronavirus puts you in the hospital – and we're starting to unravel which ones matter

Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.

Reid Thompson, Assistant Professor of Radiation Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: genetics covid-19 coronavirus immune-system biology genes t-cells immune-cells disease viruses research-brief white-blood-cells immune cells computational-biology

New clues suggest how autoimmune diseases begin

New research in mice shows that a huge number of immune cells can kickstart autoimmune diseases, which counters assumptions.

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: t-cells health-and-medicine immune-systems autoimmune-diseases

Can a cancer treatment work on COVID-19?

Using a patient's own immune cells, with a few tweaks, could be a useful treatment against the virus that causes COVID-19, researchers report.

Duke-NUS • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 t-cells viruses health-and-medicine immune-systems

93% of cancer patients respond to souped-up immune cells

CAR T-cell therapy even saved the life of a researcher working on a new study of the treatment's effectiveness.

Leslie Orr-Rochester • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer t-cells health-and-medicine immune-systems immunotherapy

Older people are at more risk from COVID-19 because of how the immune system ages

Different demographics are more or less vulnerable to serious complications from the coronavirus. A virologist explains the aging-related changes in how immune systems work that are to blame.

Brian Geiss, Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology, Colorado State University • conversation
March 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  immune-system  t-cells  immunology  aging  sars-cov-2  immunity  coronavirus-2020  new-coronavirus  adaptive-immune-response  innate-immune-response  immune-response  white-blood-cells  t-cell

DNA delivery into T cells may improve immunotherapy

A new method that delivers DNA directly into immune cells could help solve some of the problems with immunotherapy cancer treatments.

National University of Singapore • futurity
Oct. 16, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: dna cancer nanotechnology t-cells drug-delivery health-and-medicine immunotherapy

T cells are more active at different times of the day

Our biological clock helps guide our immune system's response to invaders like viruses and cancer, new research with mice indicates.

McGill University • futurity
Oct. 2, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: t-cells health-and-medicine circadian-rhythms immune-systems

Target T cell ‘handshake’ to boost cancer immunotherapy?

A new discovery about T cells could pave the way for more effective immunotherapy for cancer.

Fabio Bergamin-ETH Zurich • futurity
June 21, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: cancer t-cells health-and-medicine immune-systems immunotherapy

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