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A No-Brainer, Pink Eye Treatment, Nearsightedness Surgery, and More in the Vision News Source

The latest research and feature news on vision in the Vision News Source

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immune system activation , donor-recipient matches , Innate Immune System, adaptive immune system, acquired immune system, SIRP-alpha , CD47, monocyte activation , Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Transplantation

Experts Uncover First Molecular Events of Organ Rejection

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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Toronto have uncovered the first molecular steps that lead to immune system activation and eventual rejection of a transplanted organ.

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 28-Jun-2017 5:00 AM EDT

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Nanotechnology, Immunotherapy

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A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 26-Jun-2017 11:00 AM EDT

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Focused Ultrasound, cancer immunotherapy, immunotheraphy, Cancer Research Institute, Focused Ultrasound Foundation, HIFU

Focused Ultrasound Foundation and Cancer Research Institute Partner to Advance Cancer Immunotherapy

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The Focused Ultrasound Foundation (FUSF) and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) are establishing a partnership with the goal of advancing the development of new focused ultrasound (FUS) and cancer immunotherapy treatments. Both organizations recognize the intersection of the latest developments in FUS therapy and cancer immunotherapy offers a highly promising opportunity for combination approaches to treat a variety of cancers.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Immunology, Antigens, T Cell, Immune, Paul Thomas, TCRdist, Immunotherapy

Researchers Create a ‘Rosetta Stone’ to Decode Immune Recognition

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed an algorithm that predicts T cell recognition of antigens and sets the stage to more effectively harness the immune system

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Parkinson’s Is Partly an Autoimmune Disease, Study Finds

Researchers have found the first direct evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson’s disease, suggesting that immunosuppressants might play a role in treatment.

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Immunotherapy, Patient Support, Patient Access, Clinical Trials, Cancer

Cancer Patients and Caregivers Join Immunotherapy Experts in Five U.S. Cities to Discuss Latest Cancer Treatment Breakthroughs and Immunotherapy Clinical Trials

CRI's 2017 Immunotherapy Patient Summit Series will travel to five U.S. cities to provide free educational programming designed for cancer patients and caregivers who are seeking to learn more about cancer immunotherapy and clinical trials.

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Immunology, Gastroenterology, Irritable Bowel, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS-D, t-cells, Immune Cells, Immunity, Chronic Disease

Exhausted Immune Cells Linked to Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Researchers have for the first time discovered that a specific type of irritable bowel syndrome is associated with exhaustion of the immune system in patients.

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Pew Charitable Trusts, Immunology

Penn Immunologist Selected as Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

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— Jorge Henao-Mejia, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has been recognized by The Pew Charitable Trusts as one of its 22 national Pew Scholars in Biomedical Sciences.







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