25.8 C
Assam
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Featured News

শিৱসাগৰত আৰক্ষীৰ জিম্মাত আচামিৰ মৃত্যু,উত্তপ্ত পৰিস্থিতি

শিৱসাগৰত আৰক্ষীৰ জিম্মাত আচামিৰ মৃত্যু, উত্তপ্ত পৰিস্থিতি।...

Appointment letters distributed in BTR

A total of 146 persons were appointed...

Young Indians Guwahati Chapter observes Climate Action Week

 Young Indians, the youth wing of the...

West Scientists get Novel Medicine prize for their cancer immunotherapies

English NewsWest Scientists get Novel Medicine prize for their cancer immunotherapies

Two scientists named James Allison and Tasuku Honjo bagged the 2018 Novel Prize for their magnificent discoveries in relation to drive and manipulate the human immune system to fight cancer.

Allison, a professor in the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States, while working on a protein CTLA-4 realized if this could be blocked, a brake would be released which in turn would let the immune cells to attack tumors.

On the other hand Honjo, a professor in the Kyoto University separately discovered a second protein called PD-1 and found that it too acted as a brake to the immune system having a different mechanism altogether.

Meanwhile, Both the discoveries have paved way to generate a new hope for the cancer patients. Especially drugs targeting PD-1 blockade have proved to be a new popular among the patients with melanoma, lung and bladder cancers. A report

Check out our other content

Check out other tags:

Most Popular Articles

error: Content is protected !!
%d bloggers like this: