Tag: Autoimmune

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Gene linked to hair loss may improve cancer treatment

New York: Scientists have found that a gene associated with autoimmune hair loss disorder may also help improve cancer immunotherapy — treatment that uses body’s own immune system to fight cancer. The findings showed that a gene named IKZF1 recruits T cells in alopecia areata — a condition in which immune cells attack and destroy […]

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Antibody that can help kill cancer cells emerges

New York: Researchers have found that an antibody — originally developed for studying the autoimmune condition multiple sclerosis — can promote the immune system’s ability to fight cancer and decreases tumour growth. In a study published in the journal Science Immunology, the researchers reported that the antibody decreased tumour growth in models of melanoma (skin […]

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