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  • Answering one of the oldest questions in human physiology, researchers at Dana-Farber have discovered why the body's immune system — perpetually on guard against foreign microbes like bacteria — doesn't attack tissues in the small intestine that harbor millions of bacteria cells.

Tags: ImmuneSystem

  • The immune system's ability to police itself may offer a new method of arresting the cells responsible for autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and for the rejection of transplanted organs and tissues, scientists at Dana-Farber report in a study in the May issue of the journal Immunity.

Tags: ImmuneSystem

  • Dana-Farber scientists have identified a protein that prevents the body's immune system from recognizing and attacking Hodgkin lymphoma cells. Based on this finding, the researchers are now investigating targeted therapies to disable this molecular "bodyguard" and boost a patient's ability to fight the blood cancer.

Tags: BasicResearch, ImmuneSystem, Lymphoma

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dana-Farber researchers have found that the basic cause of age-related health decline is malfunctioning telomeres — the end-caps on cells' chromosomes that protect them against DNA damage.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, Genetics

  • A section of the AIDS virus's protein envelope known as the V3 loop and once considered an improbable target for a vaccine now appears to be one of the most promising, according to research authored by Dana-Farber's Ruth Ruprecht, MD, PhD.

Tags: BasicResearch, ImmuneSystem

  • In a study that seems to pivot on a paradox, scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have used an immune system stimulant as an immune system suppressor to treat a common, often debilitating side effect of donor stem cell transplantation in cancer patients.

Tags: BasicResearch, GraftVersusHost, ImmuneSystem

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