Immunotherapy News

Nanomaterials Give Immune Cells a Cancer-Fighting Boost

August 14, 2014

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Naomaterials Give New Cancer Immunotherapy a Boost

Using bundled carbon nanotubes to incubate cytotoxic T cells, Yale scientists have developed a new cancer immunotherapy that enhances a patient’s immune response to fight cancer. Scientists at Yale University have developed a novel cancer immunotherapy that rapidly grows and enhances a patient’s immune cells outside the body using carbon nanotube-polymer composites; the immune cells […]

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Combination of Immune Stimulating Antibodies Shows Promising Results Against Advanced Melanoma

June 3, 2013

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Combined Immunotherapy Shows Promise Against Advanced Melanoma

New research presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology shows promising results in the fight against advanced melanoma, finding that the combination of two immune stimulating antibodies produced rapid and deep tumor regressions in approximately 30% of patients. Combining two cancer immunotherapy drugs in patients with advanced melanoma produced […]

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Yale Researchers Engineer a System to Deliver a Safer Vaccine

March 13, 2013

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Scientists Trick Bacteria to Deliver a Safer Vaccine

In a newly published study, Yale University researchers detail how they engineered a system that tricks bacteria to deliver a safer vaccine, which could be used to combat cancer as well as a wide variety of infectious diseases. Vaccines that employ weakened but live pathogens to trigger immune responses have inherent safety issues but Yale […]

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Non-Depleting Antibodies Reverse Type 1 Diabetes in Mice

July 9, 2012

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Antibodies reverse Type 1 diabetes

A new study details how researchers used injections of non-depleting antibodies to reverse the onset of Type I diabetes in mice genetically bred to develop the disease. Chapel Hill, North Carolina – Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have used injections of antibodies to rapidly reverse the onset of Type I […]

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Researchers Use Body’s Immune System to Fight Cancer

February 11, 2012

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New research points suggests that DNA sequences from tumor cells can also be used to direct the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells, according to scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, who published their findings in the journal Nature on February 8th. The immune system relies on certain parameters […]

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