The Immune System – News and Features
Building a More Resilient Biopharma Industry
Technology Networks spoke to Conor McKechnie, to learn more about the Biopharma Resilience Index and the changes required to get new therapeutics to market quicker.
New Nonstick Surfaces Created From Modified Silk Proteins
Researchers have developed a method to make silk-based materials that refuse to stick to water, or almost anything else containing water.
Immune Targets Identified in Chemotherapy-Resistant Breast Cancers
A deep dive into the gene expression of immune cells in chemotherapy-resistant breast cancers has improved our understanding of the behavior of the immune cells and has highlighted future targets for chemotherapeutics.
Mutating a Key Molecule in Bacterial Protein Could Stop Gonorrhoea Infection
Creating a mutation that inhibits how the bacterial pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae causes gonorrhea, a common sexually transmitted infection, could offer a new way to prevent and treat the disease, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
Viruses Keep Tabs on Us To Plan Their Next Move
New research indicates that viruses are able to sense their environment to decide when to multiply and kill the host cell, adding a new dimension to viral-host interactions.
Shape-Shifting Fat Cells Fuel Breast Cancer Growth
Study suggests fat cells near malignant breast tumors morph into other cell types, creating "fertile soil" for the disease.
Stopping the Immune System’s Lethal Lung Response
Researchers have discovered a drug candidate that, in mice, can prevent lethal lung inflammation by inhibiting a protein called PTP1B.
Regulatory Network Behind Multiple-Organ Inflammatory Response Uncovered
Researchers have investigated how the chronic inflammation that accompanies aging is regulated, identifying a positive feedback loop that maintains inflammation as we age.
People Infected With COVID-19 Are at an Elevated Risk of Neurological Conditions
The post-COVID brain is at higher risk of developing neurological conditions including movement disorders, strokes, cognitive and memory problems, anxiety and migraines in the first year after infection, according to new research.
Unhealthy Gut Microbiome Can Create Conditions for Breast Cancer To Spread
According to research, disruption of the gut microbiome can lead to the reprogramming of mast cells in breast tissue to facilitate the spread of cancer.