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Combination of T Cell Therapy and Targeted Therapy as a Novel Strategy for Therapy-resistant Melanoma with Mutations in the BRAF Gene

Collaborative research by The Wistar Institute and Moffitt Cancer Center has demonstrated that BRAF targeted therapies render resistant melanoma more sensitive to the attack of killer T cells.
14-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Federal Funding Fueled Growth of Wistar Science in 2018

The Wistar Institute announces that it was awarded more than $16M in federal research funds in support of its groundbreaking research in cancer, immunology and infectious diseases.
11-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Engineered DNA Vaccine Protects Against Emerging Mayaro Virus Infection

A novel, synthetic DNA vaccine developed at The Wistar Institute induces protective immunity against Mayaro virus (MAYV), a mosquito-borne infection endemic to South America, that has the potential to become a global emerging viral threat.
5-Feb-2019 4:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Induction of Potent Anticancer Immunity Through Rapid Tumor Antigen Identification and Conversion to Personalized Synthetic DNA Vaccines

Wistar scientists and collaborators demonstrated the utility of an optimized synthetic DNA vaccine platform for rapidly inducing immunity against unique combinations of tumor neoantigens.
22-Jan-2019 4:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


First-in-Class DNA-encoded Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Rapidly Advances into the Clinic

Wistar, along with partners Penn Medicine and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announce the FDA has approved the initiation of a first-in-human clinical trial investigating safety and tolerability of a novel synthetic DNA-encoded monoclonal antibody...
8-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Engineered DNA-encoded PCSK9 Inhibitors May Provide an Effective Alternative for Treating High Cholesterol

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have developed novel synthetic DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) directed against PCSK9, a protein key to regulating cholesterol levels in the bloodstream.
5-Dec-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites


Function of Neutrophils During Tumor Progression Unraveled

Wistar researchers have characterized the function of neutrophils, a type of white blood cells, during early stages of tumor progression, showing that they migrate from the bone marrow to distant sites and facilitate tumor cell seeding and...
15-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Synthetic DNA Vaccine Against Ebola Virus Shows Potent and Long-term Efficacy in Preclinical Studies

A novel synthetic DNA vaccine developed based on technology pioneered by Wistar scientists offers complete protection from Zaire Ebolavirus (EBOV) infection in promising preclinical research.
10-Oct-2018 9:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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