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News • Research on immune system responses

Allergy or infection? Scientists discover distinguishing features

Scientists discover how the production of antibodies is regulated in allergy and infections. This opens the door to new therapies, without affecting the beneficial response of the immune system.

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News • Antibacterial protein as therapeutic target

Pancreatic cancer: new approach for immunotherapy

Pancreatic cancer stem cells exploit an antibacterial protein to evade the immune system. Removing this protein could pave the way to more effective immunotherapy, new research suggests.

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News • Success of aRCC treatment

New biomarker to better predict immunotherapy response in kidney cancer

Immunotherapy increases survival rates in kidney cancer, but does not work for everyone. A research team developed a new method to predict which patients will benefit from it.

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News • Reaction to donor organ

Lung transplantation: new findings on life-threatening PLS complication

New research into a life-threatening, but underestimated complication in lung transplants not only provides new insights, but also approaches for early detection and timely treatment.

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News • Research on autoantibody patterns

The unique and complex origins of rheumatoid arthritis

New research challenges assumptions about the origin of rheumatoid arthritis, which are probably too simple. The findings may point towards improved diagnostics of this painful autoimmune disease.

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News • Increased risk of infection

Researchers identify cause for immunodeficiency after stroke and heart attack

After a stroke or heart attack, the risk of infection is increased – however, why this happens was unknown. Now, researchers found a previously unknown cause – and a therapeutic approach.

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