Discovery offers potential to strip tumors of T cell protection

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Immunologists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have discovered that tumors use a unique mechanism to activate regulatory T cells to protect themselves from attacks by the immune system. Surprisingly, the mechanism does not affect the regulatory function of T cells outside the tumor and …

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FDA Says J & J’s Single Dose Vaccine Prevents Severe COVID

[ad_1] This December 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine protects against COVID-19, according to analysis by U.S. regulators on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, which sets the stage for a final decision on …

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FDA tightens controls on anemia drugs

[ad_1] By Amanda GardnerHealthDay reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) – U.S. federal health authorities on Tuesday launched a new safety plan for the use of Procrit and similar anemia drugs by people with cancer. These drugs – often used by cancer patients to reduce the need for blood transfusions …

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What i wish i knew

[ad_1] SOURCES: American Academy of Pediatrics: “A Breastfeeding Checklist: Are You Breastfeeding Correctly?” “Common Myths About Breastfeeding,” “Getting a Good Latch,” “Why Breastfeed.” CDC: “Why this is important.” Women’s Health Bureau: “Breastfeeding”, “Common Breastfeeding Challenges”. Stephanie Mantilla, parent, Houston. Kim McGraw, parent, Hobart, IN. Chelsea Roller, parent, Overland Park, KS. …

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