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The Janus-Faced Nature of Cancer Immunity

Cancer, viruses, bacteria, and chemicals are threatening our bodies every day. The weapon our body uses to fight these threats is our immune system. When triggered by the presence of something it perceives as foreign (and therefore danger), our immune system will produce antibodies targeting... click to read more

  • Chih-Wei Lin | Staff Scientist at The Scripps research institute, San Diego, California, USA
  • Richard Lerner | Professor at The Scripps research institute, San Diego, California, USA
Views 1577
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 21, 2020
Wake up microglia! How brain state regulates immune cells

Historically, neuroscience focused on neurons, the functional cellular units of communication in the brain. However, exciting recent advances in microscopy have revealed the importance of many other cell types in essential brain functions. Amongst these supporting players in the brain are microglia, the immune cells... click to read more

  • Rianne Stowell | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA
Views 2040
Reading time 3 min
published on Sep 9, 2020
Blood-eating cells: a defense or a threat?

Anemia, a term you may have come across in an internet search or while donating blood at your local blood bank, is a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood cells. Red blood cells are important to deliver oxygen to your body,... click to read more

  • Holly Akilesh | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, USA
  • Hayley Waterman | PhD Student at University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Jessica Hamerman | Professor at University of Washington, Seattle, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 21, 2019