The Immune System – News and Features
Epigenetic Landscape Reveals Glioblastoma’s Influence
The epigenetic modifications in tumor-infiltrating CD4 T-cells influenced by Glioblastoma (GBM) may be responsible for the immunosuppressed state seen in GBM patients.
Understanding Microfluidics – The Key to Rapid COVID-19 Testing
Hard-working researchers have made impressive and life-saving advances regarding the treatment and diagnosis of COVID-19. This overview highlights why microfluidics have proved instrumental in meeting many of those milestones.
Developing Cancer Immunotherapies With Fewer Side Effects
Scientists have detailed the differences between a desired immune response, which aims to eliminate cancer, and an unwanted response, which can affect healthy tissue.
mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Prime T Cells To Fight Against SARS-CoV-2 Variants
Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have found that T cells from people who have recovered from COVID-19 or received the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are still able to recognize several concerning SARS-CoV-2 variants.
Analyzing Single Cells in Space
Technology Networks spoke with Dr. Ben Hindson, co-founder and chief scientific officer of 10x Genomics, to learn more about the challenges of conducting single-cell analyses in space and how terrestrial single-cell methods will be adapted for use in space.
Mass Spectrometry Brings Resolving Power to Biopharma
In the early 20th century, mass spectrometry (MS) was used to measure the mass of atoms and demonstrate the existence of isotopes. Now, MS is used to study a broad range of molecules including small hydrocarbons, proteins, peptides, carbohydrates and DNA.
Researchers Explore Protein “Big Bang” for Advances in Medicine and Bioengineering
A new study has mapped the evolutionary history and interrelationships of protein domains over 3.8 billion years.
Fibromyalgia Likely a Response to Nerve-Sensitizing Antibodies
Research shows that many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia syndrome are caused by antibodies that increase the activity of pain-sensing nerves throughout the body.
Microbiomes Vital for Plants Too
Not only animals and humans host a complex community of microorganisms – plants do this as well. Researchers have recently published work that sheds light on fundamental aspects of these close – and often overlooked – relationships.
Drug Dissolves Mesh-Like Structures in Airways of Patients With Severe COVID-19
An already existing drug was effective in dissolving the high levels of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) found in severely ill COVID-19 patients.