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Stopping cancer from recruiting immune system double agents

Cancerous tumors trick myeloid cells, an important part of the immune system, into perceiving them as a damaged part of the body; the tumors actually put myeloid cells to work helping them grow and metastasize (spread). A research team co-led by scientists at Rush University Medical Center have discovered a potential therapy that can disrupt… Read More »

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Study: Dental Research Shows That Smoking Weakens Immune Systems

Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine recently found that smoking also weakens the ability for pulp in teeth to fight illness and disease.  In other words, smokers have fewer defense mechanisms on the inside of their teeth. “That might explain why smokers have poorer endodontic outcomes and delayed healing than non-smokers,”… Read More »

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