Toxoplasma's balancing act explained

The parasite Toxoplasma gondii is a silent success. It infects up to 95% of people in many regions of the world, and most of them never know it, due to the parasite's artful manipulation of its host's immune response. Toxoplasma ...

Half a million-dollar tick

University of Oxford and Monash University scientists have discovered how proteins present in tick saliva prevent the immune system from running amok.

Cancer vaccine packaged in minute particles

Leiden researchers have carried out successful tests using a new method of packaging a cancer vaccine in nanoparticles. The new vaccine has induced a strong immune reaction in mice. The researchers believe that this method ...

Transforming all donated blood into a universal type

What do you do when a patient needs a blood transfusion but you don't have their blood type in the blood bank? It's a problem that scientists have been trying to solve for years but haven't been able to find an economic solution ...

NMR 'fingerprinting' for monoclonal antibodies

National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research have demonstrated the most precise method yet to measure the structural configuration of monoclonal antibodies ...

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