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Engineered killer T cells could provide long-lasting immunity against cancer

They’ve been called the “special forces” of the immune system: invariant natural killer T cells. Although there are relatively few of them in the body, they are more powerful than many other immune cells. In experiments with mice, UCLA researchers have shown they can harness the power of iNKT cells to attack tumor cells and… Read More »

Medical News Today: ALS: ‘Unique’ cells could open up new avenues for therapy

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to the death of nerve cells that control movement, leaving people unable to move and, eventually, to breathe. ALS is fatal and, so far, incurable. Can new findings bring hope for novel therapies? New research finds previously unknown subtypes of motor neurons in… Read More »

Light therapy could replace opioids as main treatment for cancer treatment side effect

Worldwide research coalition offers new guidelines for healing oral mucositis in head, neck cancer patients By Marcene Robinson BUFFALO, N.Y. — A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis, painful ulcers in the mouth resulting from cancer therapy. The… Read More »