Groundbreaking Treatment Harnesses Immune System to Treat Cancer

A potentially world-changing treatment for cancer has been discovered by scientists from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre. Oncologist Stanley Riddell has announced that his team has developed a therapy targeting the immune system may be able to cure over 90% of leukemia cases. The treatment involves genetically modifying T-Cells – immune cells which hunt down and destroy…

Schizophrenia Linked to Brain Inflammation

People with schizophrenia, a type of psychosis, have much higher levels of immune system activity within the brain, a recent study finds. The research conducted by Peter Bloomfield and teams at both Kings College and Imperial College London investigated the activity of immune cells in 56 participants who already had a diagnosis of schizophrenia, were at high risk of…