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Tag: Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy
In a pre-print paper, scientists have shown that treatment with NMN increases the survival and anti-cancer efficacy of CAR-T cells [1]. The problem with immunotherapy T cells are a central element of the adaptive immune system, and some of them can be cytotoxic: they have the ability to kill other cells. This lets us get...
Fibrous foods
A study published in Science by Dr. Jennifer A. Wargo and her colleagues spanning multiple centers recently examined if dietary fiber and commercially available probiotics affect immunotherapy response in cancer patients [1]. They hypothesized that bacteria from two probiotic species would be associated with a response to this therapy. The human patients By using stool...
Cancer cells
Researchers publishing in Cell Reports Medicine have described a method of using off-the-shelf, allogeneic immune cells as cancer therapy. Overcoming the hurdles of allogeneic cells Allogeneic cells come from other sources than the individual being treated. As recipients of organ donations know, if the immune system identifies foreign cells, it will attack them. This is...
Targeting tumors
A group of researchers have devised an effective anti-cancer therapy by loading cytokine-coding RNA fragments into lipid nanoparticles and injecting them directly into the tumor [1]. Anti-cancer immunotherapy is a powerful novel strategy that has given hope to millions of cancer patients. The immune system has a few aces up its sleeve when fighting cancer,...
White blood cells
Could the immune system itself be the best way to purge senescent cells, which accumulate as we age, from the body? A new review takes a look at the role of the immune system in removing these problematic cells. What are senescent cells? As you age, increasing numbers of your cells enter into a state...
Researchers are starting to test the use of immunotherapies, normally used for treating cancer, to target senescent cells, which accumulate in our bodies as we age and are implicated in many age-related conditions. What are senescent cells? As you age, increasing numbers of your cells enter into a state known as senescence. Senescent cells do...