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News tagged ‘ImmuneSystem’ clear

  • Dana-Farber/Boston Children's researchers reported promising outcomes data for the first group of boys with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome (SCID-X1), a fatal genetic immunodeficiency also known as "bubble boy" disease, who were treated in an international clinical study of a new form of gene therapy.

Tags: ChildhoodCancer, ImmuneSystem, Genetics, Leukemia

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists identify cells in mice that prevent the immune system from attacking the animals' own cells, protecting them from autoimmune diseases.

Tags: ImmuneSystem

  • Dana-Farber researchers received the grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Army Research Office to develop a treatment against known, unknown, naturally occurring, or engineered disease-causing pathogens.

Tags: Grants, ImmuneSystem

  • The FDA's approval of Provenge®, a prostate cancer vaccine, marks a new era of using patients' immune systems to treat cancer.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, ProstateCancer, TranslationalResearch, Immunotherapy

  • The use of monoclonal antibodies to activate an immune-system response to abnormal cells resulted in a significant increase in survival time in patients with metastatic melanoma, report Dana-Farber researchers.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, Melanoma, TranslationalResearch

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