Deliberately-infected-human study shows why some of us don’t get COVID

A group of volunteers in the UK let scientists put the SARS-CoV-2 virus up their noses for research investigating why some of us naturally avoid getting COVID-19. This first-of-its-kind study opens the door to better vaccines and treatments.Continue Re… Continue reading Deliberately-infected-human study shows why some of us don’t get COVID

Immune cell discovery: “The potential to be used for almost everything”

As their name suggests, regulatory T cells, or Tregs, are a type of white blood cell that actively regulate or suppress the body’s immune response. They stop the immune system from overreacting, keeping it in check by controlling inflammation and prote… Continue reading Immune cell discovery: “The potential to be used for almost everything”

Fasting supercharges the cancer-killing properties of immune cells

Things that help the body fight cancer are good, especially if they’re easy to implement and don’t require a doctor’s prescription. In a recent study, researchers from the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center in New York investigated how fastin… Continue reading Fasting supercharges the cancer-killing properties of immune cells

Hair loss reversed with drug-loaded microneedle patches for alopecia

Scientists at Harvard have developed a promising new treatment to reverse hair loss associated with alopecia. Painless microneedle patches loaded with an immune regulating drug regrew hair in mice with alopecia within a few weeks.Continue ReadingCatego… Continue reading Hair loss reversed with drug-loaded microneedle patches for alopecia

Major inflammatory bowel disease cause identified – and treated

For the first time, a major trigger in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and related conditions has been identified, and existing drugs can stamp it out, in what scientists call a “massive step” in successfully treating these debilitating chronic condit… Continue reading Major inflammatory bowel disease cause identified – and treated

100% of cancers cured long-term in “remarkable” human trial

In what researchers have called an “unprecedented” response, a new drug that treats locally advanced rectal cancer has shown to have completely eradicated tumors in all 42 patients who took part in the Phase II trial.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, … Continue reading 100% of cancers cured long-term in “remarkable” human trial

Experimental antibody drug prevents and even reverses diabetes onset

Scientists have developed a promising new drug that could prevent and even reverse the onset of type 1 diabetes. The experimental monoclonal antibody drug acts like a shield to protect insulin-producing cells from damage, even extending lifespan in som… Continue reading Experimental antibody drug prevents and even reverses diabetes onset

How aspirin stops the growth and spread of colorectal cancer

Around 29 million people in the US take a daily dose of aspirin as a preventative measure for cardiovascular disease. And while an age-related increased risk of bleeding has seen it fall out of favor with medical authorities, it’s now shaping up as som… Continue reading How aspirin stops the growth and spread of colorectal cancer

New one-and-done vaccine protects against multiple coronaviruses

A single-shot vaccine that protects against multiple coronaviruses, including the one that causes COVID-19, has been developed. It erased all viral traces from the lungs of animal subjects, opening a pathway for a similar human vaccine.Continue Reading… Continue reading New one-and-done vaccine protects against multiple coronaviruses

What happened to the guy who had 217 COVID vaccinations

A man that police caught taking 217 doses of COVID vaccine has offered himself up to researchers for a study looking into what happens to the immune system after so many doses. The results offer surprising insight into these new mRNA vaccines.Continue … Continue reading What happened to the guy who had 217 COVID vaccinations