Immune cell discovery could help to halt cancer spread
The critical importance of highly specialized immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs has been highlighted by new research. These natural killer cells could be harnessed to hunt down and kill cancers that have spread in the body, scientists report. The team also found natural killer cells were critical to the body's rejection of donor bone marrow transplants and in the runaway immune response during toxic shock syndrome.
One month after stepping down as head of research and development at Gilead Sciences, Norbert Bischofberger has taken the helm of a new cancer drug startup in Cambridge. Kronos Bio formally announced its launch on Wednesday. The company is operating out of LabCentral, and has collected $18 million in seed financing from various venture funds and individual investors. They include Bischofberger, who spent more than 30 years with California-based Gilead (Nasdaq: GIL D) before leaving in April. Kronos’…
Norbert Bischofberger rides again. The 62-year-old former chief scientific officer at Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD), who stepped down last month after overseeing the development of groundbreaking and sometimes-controversial HIV and hepatitis C drugs, will become president and CEO of Cambridge, Mass., cancer-fighting startup K ronos Bio Inc. And Bischofberger, an investor in Kronos' $18 million seed round disclosed Wednesday, isn't alone: Also investing in the company is Gilead's executive…
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