TV News LIES

Wednesday, Oct 22nd

Last update05:18:43 AM GMT

You are here News Health Immune system 'booster' may hit cancer

Immune system 'booster' may hit cancer

E-mail Print PDF

Cancer cellVast numbers of cells that can attack cancer and HIV have been grown in the lab, and could potentially be used to fight disease.

The cells naturally occur in small numbers, but it is hoped injecting huge quantities back into a patient could turbo-charge the immune system. The Japanese research is published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

Experts said the results had exciting potential, but any therapy would need to be shown to be safe.

The researchers concentrated on a type of white blood cell known as a cytotoxic T-cell, which can recognise telltale markings of infection or cancer on the surfaces of cells. If a marking is recognised, it launches an attack.

Teams at the University of Tokyo and the Riken Research Centre for Allergy and Immunology used advances in stem cell technology to make more T-cells.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


US forces Ebola-risk passengers to land at 'enhanced screening' airports

Full screening airportThe United States has unveiled new Ebola-related travel restrictions on visitors from West Africa, forcing passengers...

Relief in Dallas as dozens declared Ebola-free after three weeks in isolation

dallas officialsDallas Ebola Dallas officials at a news conference. ‘I’m happy we can tell people they are...

Paralyzed man walks again after cell transplant

paralyzed man walks againA paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting...

Nigeria Ebola outbreak declared over, but others in region still reeling

Nigeria Ebola freeThe World Health Organization (WHO) called Nigeria a “spectacular success story” Monday after it declared the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!