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Tag: T Cells

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In the first human trial of its kind, scientists showed that a fasting-mimicking diet can work synergistically with conventional therapies in cancer patients, altering their metabolisms and reshaping their immune systems [1]. What happens when you fast? Fasting is shaping up to be a powerful addition to clinical practice. It is not a panacea that...
Chest fibrosis
Scientists have created genetically engineered T cells that target activated cardiac fibroblasts in a transient manner, alleviating symptoms of cardiac injury [1]. HeartThe heart is a four-chambered organ located between our lungs. Blood is pumped by the heart through two loops, one to the lungs, oxygenating the blood, and the other out to the rest...
Coughing
A study published in Aging Cell has shown that senescent cells impact the way that CD4 T cells differentiate into types and that senolytics can restore this differentiation to a more youthful one. Not all T cells are the same CD4 T cells, often known as helper T cells due to their recruitment and signaling...
Thorough CRISPR
In a study published in Genome Biology, researchers explain how they are working to make CRISPR less prone to large, accidental deletions of genetic material [1]. A previously unknown large problem While this seems counterintuitive, previous technology only allowed for the ready identification of deletions below 100 base pairs. New technology has allowed for larger...
Media clown
If you have been following the mainstream media recently, you have probably seen a story about hyperbaric oxygen treatment and claims that it can reverse aging. Unfortunately, the media hype surrounding the results is nothing like the reality of the actual research paper, and this is another example of how shoddy journalism harms our field....
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...