Conjoined Cells Form a Potent Immunotherapy Combo

Shackled together, stem cells and platelets may help us escape cancer, report UCLA scientists. In the scientists’ new study, the cancer is leukemia, and...

Parkinson’s Disease Drug That Cools “Brains on Fire” Could Enter Human...

Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have identified a small molecule that can stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and improve...

New Work Opens Door to Manipulating Aberrant Calcium Signaling in Immune...

Team takes first step in identifying cell-specific factors capable of modulating ORAI/STIM1 activity.

Fear in Mind: Coping Mechanism Identified in New Brain Region

Scientists at Texas A&M University have identified a region in the brain that is involved in inhibiting fear, and which could feasibly lead to...

Softening Up Chemo-Resistant Cancer Cells

Scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have identified a gene that is involved in controlling the sensitivity of cancer cells to...

Immunocompromised Patients Could Get Help from New Vaccine Strategy

Bolstering the immune system is not a new strategy when trying to protect against deadly pathogens, yet for those individuals that are immunocompromised, this...

Lilly, Dicerna Launch $3.7B+ RNAi Collaboration

Eli Lilly will apply Dicerna Pharmaceuticals’ GalXC™ RNA interference (RNAi) technology platform to discover, develop, and commercialize new treatments based on more than 10...

AbbVie Takes Control of Cystic Fibrosis Collaboration with Galapagos

AbbVie will assume full development and commercialization responsibilities for all cystic fibrosis (CF) programs partnered with Galapagos, under a restructuring of the companies’ five-year-old...

Anti-Obesity “Biochemical Cigarette” Exploits Body’s Responses to Cold and Smoking

Researchers in Europe and Australia have developed an anti-obesity “chemical cigarette” that exploits the body’s natural responses to both cold exposure and smoking. The...

Breast Cancer Immunotherapy Delivered without Side Effects

While cancer immunotherapy is one of the most exciting new research areas due to the potential it holds for treating tumors that have been...

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