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Decoding Cancer Immunology: Hunting Hidden Tumors
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The immune system is constantly on the lookout for threats, but cancer isn’t always easy to spot. Some cancer cells can fly under the radar. Now, advanced sequencing technologies are enabling scientists to investigate the unique genetics of both cancers and immune responses in individual patients. This means researchers can develop treatments that boost the immune system and help the body win its battle against cancer.

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What Is the Biggest Single-celled Organism?
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The elephant is a creature of epic proportions — and yet, it owes its enormity to more than 1,000 trillion microscopic cells. And on the epically small end of things, there are likely millions of unicellular species, yet there are very few we can see with the naked eye. Why is that?

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Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Using Maths
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Researchers at the University of Sheffield have explained how to survive a zombie apocalypse using maths, in a new outreach project designed to highlight the importance of vaccinations.

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Harnessing the Power of Immunology to Heal Ourselves
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How does our immune system work and how can it be manipulated to to develop new ways of healing our bodies?

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A "Living Drug" That Could Change the Way We Treat Cancer
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In a talk about a breakthrough, CAR T-cell therapy pioneer, Carl June shares how three decades of research culminated in a therapy that's eradicated cases of leukemia once thought to be incurable – and explains how it could be used to fight other types of cancer.

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CAR T-cell Therapy: Reprogramming the Immune System To Treat Cancer
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Researchers are developing third generation CAR-T immunotherapy treatments which aim to be more effective with less side effects than previous therapies.

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ADDomer – A New Kind of Vaccine for Untreatable Infection
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Scientists from the University of Bristol, CNRS and Imophoron Ltd worked with the computer technology giant Oracle to develop a new kind of vaccine that needs no refrigeration. They used synthetic biology, cryo-electron microscopy and high-performance cloud computing to produce a candidate vaccine against the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus. Their findings could revolutionise the way vaccines are designed, developed and stored.

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Monoclonal Antibodies: Making Cancer a Target
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Monoclonal antibodies, like the drugs Avastin (bevacizumab), Herceptin (trastuzumab), and Rituxin (rituximab), are effective in treating a wide range of cancer types such as lung cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, and others. By binding to cancer antigens, monoclonal antibodies mark the cells for destruction by the immune system. Clinical trials of more monoclonal antibodies for additional cancer types are ongoing.

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Nerve Repair: Regeneration in Spinal-cord Injury
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Spinal-cord injuries affect about half a million people each year and can leave patients completely paralysed below the site of injury. Currently, damage to this precious bundle of nerve fibres is irreversible. Researchers are working to understand why the nerves of the central nervous system fail to repair themselves, in the hope of finding ways to reboot the regeneration process.

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Biomarker-based Companion Diagnostics Are Enabling Precision Oncology
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Clinical trials are underway to examine the efficacy of various immune checkpoint inhibitor molecules, for the treatment of cancer. Watch this video to learn about the companion diagnostics that are enabling the identification of patients who could benefit from these treatments.

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