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  • 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

  • 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

  • Dana-Farber scientists report in the Journal of Clinical Investigation they have developed a tumor vaccine based on the patient’s tumor to create a strong and selective immune response in some chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients.

Tags: ImmuneSystem, Leukemia

  • A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators demonstrates that vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up the immune system's vigilance against tumor cells.

Tags: ColonCancer, ImmuneSystem

  • 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

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