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Triggering the immune system to attack tumours

... rashes, and organ damage.  But if we could trigger our own immune system to target a tumour, then we'd have a way to ... David K. -   What we do is we get the body's own defence mechanism, the immune system, to turn its sights ... healthy tissues get hit too. But if we could trigger our own immune system to target a tumour, then we’d have a way ...

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Influenza virus and heart attacks

...   That's neat.  So in other words, each person is their own control, aren't they because if they're not having a ... way.  But here, as you say, everyone was acting as their own control. Chris -   And - the million dollar question, ...

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Model behaviour

... carry the agent because it seems to perhaps stimulate your own immune system less well with passing time, you do ... shingles every 5 to 10 years when they encountered their own child or they encounter their grandchildren, or they ...

HPV infected basal tissue

Developing the HPV Vaccine

... response to the vaccine, why can't you just use your own immune response to boot virus out? Margaret - Okay. This ... some women get it and others don't. Each cancer has its own profile, has its own risks, and these are different to a cancer in a different ...

Prostate cancer cell imaged using electron microscopy and coloured artificially

Universal cancer vaccine

... in place to prevent so-called "autoimmune" attacks on our own tissues. But now Ugur Sahin, a researcher at the Johannes ...

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In-situ cancer vaccine knocks out lymphoma

... cells as a threat, because they are still the body’s own cells and can escape immune surveillance. The new ...

this is a picture of a syringe and needle

Nanoparticle revolutionises vaccination

... white blood cells. "We've turned the patient's own cells into vaccine factories," says Khan. "These cells ...

Ebola viruses

Why we ignored Ebola...

... no longer just an African problem. The West has had its own wake-up call this week as the US and Spain, countries ...

Map of Europe

Flu Survey - Tracking Influenza Across a Continent

... was talking about a case where individuals act as their own controls and we're trying to do the same really.  So, if ...

Vaccine injection

Can vaccines be given together?

... might be. It's actually the interferons - it's your body's own hormones that are making you feel like that. Can vaccines ...

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When will an Ebola vaccine be ready?

...  They're collaborating with each other, they've put their own money into it, and they're not going to make money on it. ...

Healthcare worker drawing up influenza (flu) vaccine shot

TB Booster Better Off Alone

... so actually, delaying something that could introduce its own risk. Will: -   Yeah and one of the main reasons why ...

Sliced bread on table, next to wheat grain

What happened to the coeliac disease vaccine?

... for an enemy and trigger an attack on the body’s own tissues and organs. In coeliac patients, the benign ...

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Climate change: fighting fake news

... like that. They don’t like to think in terms of  their own lives as causing the problem, and whenever you know that ...