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Fight Against Cancer: Drug Combination Helps Kickstart the Immune System
Fight Against Cancer: Drug Combination Helps Kickstart the Immune System
News   Jan 18, 2018

Scientists from King's College London have found a way to boost the immune system to help it fight back against cancer.

The breakthrough involves the first ever use of a combination of chemotherapy and a drug being trialled as a treatment for neonatal jaundice, that together help kick start the body's natural defences.

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Patent Plausability Case Sees BIA Intervention
Patent Plausability Case Sees BIA Intervention
News   Jan 18, 2018

The UK Bioindustry Association (BIA) will intervene in a court case which could have huge ramifications for UK bioscience.

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Scleroderma Study Offers New Hope For Sufferers
Scleroderma Study Offers New Hope For Sufferers
News   Jan 17, 2018

An unusual autoimmune disease that causes skin and lung damage can be treated effectively by stem cell transplant, a new study found. The approach could represent the first new treatment to improve survival in patients with severe scleroderma in more than four decades.

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Bile Acids Turn Cells from Fat-storing to Fat-burning
Bile Acids Turn Cells from Fat-storing to Fat-burning
News   Jan 17, 2018

EPFL scientists have discovered a novel role for bile acids: converting energy-storing white fat depots into energy-expending beige fat.

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New Cell Therapy for Diabetes Being Tested
New Cell Therapy for Diabetes Being Tested
News   Jan 17, 2018

The University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health are testing a possible diabetes cure that replaces a person’s damaged pancreatic cells with new ones grown in the lab.

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New Class of Decoy Molecules that Prevent the Onset of Pain
New Class of Decoy Molecules that Prevent the Onset of Pain
News   Jan 17, 2018

Researcher report a new method of reducing pain-associated behaviors with RNA-based medicine, creating a new class of decoy molecules that prevent the onset of pain.

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Glythera Appoints Chief Scientific Officer and Strengthens SAB
Glythera Appoints Chief Scientific Officer and Strengthens SAB
News   Jan 17, 2018

Dr Robert Lutz appointed as CSO to support development of next-generation PermaLink® Antibody Drug Conjugates. Dr Jon Roffey appointed to Scientific Advisory Board.

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"Cell Quake Elastography" Maps Elasticity of Cell Components
"Cell Quake Elastography" Maps Elasticity of Cell Components
News   Jan 17, 2018

In somewhat the same way that seismologists use the vibrations of planet Earth to characterize its deep structure, scientists have discovered a way to use vibrations within cells to identify their mechanical properties.

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Fast-tracking T Cell Therapies with Immune-mimicking Biomaterials
Fast-tracking T Cell Therapies with Immune-mimicking Biomaterials
News   Jan 16, 2018

A new approach to amplify patient-specific T cells outside the body could increase the efficiency of cancer immunotherapies.

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Immunosuppressive Cells in Newborns Play Important Role in Controlling Inflammation in Early Life
Immunosuppressive Cells in Newborns Play Important Role in Controlling Inflammation in Early Life
News   Jan 16, 2018

New research has characterized the transitory presence of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in mouse and human newborns, revealing a critical role of these cells in regulation of inflammation in the early stages of life.

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