New strategy of reprogramming regulatory T cells may improve cancer therapies

While therapies that harness the power of the immune system against cancer have made remarkable progress against certain types of tumours, they still remain ineffective in most cancer patients. A new study has described a method of reprogramming the regulatory T cells that usually suppress immune responses into inflammatory cells that not only permit but

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The Magneuron project: remote-controlling cells to cure neurodegenerative diseases

01 MARCH 2019 P.M.Fornasari On average, people are living longer than ever before, and that’s good news. However, ageing populations mean higher rates of certain illnesses, such as neurodegenerative disorders. A prominent example of is Parkinson’s disease, a medical condition that already affects 6.5 million people worldwide. This number is expected to more than double

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