Reprogramming Immune Cells to Kill Cancer

Researchers have reprogrammed immune cells that were previously hijacked by cancer to wipe out the disease
Researchers have reprogrammed immune cells that were previously hijacked by cancer to wipe out the disease

One of cancer’s crafty tricks involves manipulating the host’s immune cells to protect the tumors instead of fighting them. But now, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have turned the tables around again, transforming these cells back into cancer killers. read more

‘T’ Cells Boost Immune System to Fight Coronavirus

from Daniel Horowitz for Conservative Review:

New study shows 17 years of potential T cell immunity in SARS-infected patients

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God has a way of prepping the human body for potentially deadly viruses to somewhat mitigate the amount of death we’d otherwise suffer every year from all sorts of microbiological threats. COVID-19 is not different.

The latest research on T cells, white blood cells produced by the immune system to ward off infections through memory of past pathogens, show that even those patients who never develop antibodies or have lost them over time will retain T cell immunity that remembers to fight off coronaviruses in the future. Moreover, the study provides new evidence for the theory that herd immunity could be achieved at an approximately 20% infection rate for most cities, thanks to T cell cross-immunity from other coronaviruses. read more