News tagged with immune cells

Information filter for immune defence

Nowadays, social media help us to keep abreast of current events. As we are unable to process the entire flood of information at once, neural networks extract only the information we need to know. The cells in our body act ...

dateNov 14, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Engineering non-immune cells to kill cancer cells

T-cells are one of the immune system's major weapons. They detect the body's cells infected with a virus and trigger their ablation, effectively killing the virus. T-cells cannot do the same with cancer cells, however, as ...

dateNov 13, 2017 in Biochemistry
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Microbial murder mystery solved

Immune cells called "killer cells" target bacteria invading the body's cells, but how do they do this so effectively? Bacteria can quickly evolve resistance against antibiotics, yet it seems they have not so readily been ...

dateNov 08, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Aged DNA may activate genes differently

Grey hair, wisdom, and wrinkles on our skin mark us as we age, but it's the more subtle changes beneath the surface that make us old. Now, researchers have discovered that our chromosomes also wrinkle with age, changing how ...

dateOct 31, 2017 in Biotechnology
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