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How do immune cells enter tissues to protect the body?
Most cells in our body don’t move: they stay put, forming dense tissues. But one population of cells moves continually, and we would not survive without them. These immune cells arrive at any spot in our body where damage or infection arises. Immune cells... click to read more
Can nerve signals put a halt to type 1 diabetes?
In type 1 diabetes the immune system goes awry, but the reasons why are not completely understood, and we lack treatments to control type 1 diabetes. We found that nerve signals may hold one key to solving the mystery. Normally your blood sugar level is... click to read more
Our blood may be making us smarter
There is nothing subtle about the immune system. T cells, potent immune cells found in the blood, can kill just about anything. In response to a viral infection, T cells move in, kill any of your cells that have a virus inside them, coordinate a... click to read more
Charting the immune landscape in brain cancers
Thanks to revolutionary advances in cancer research, several cancer types can today be treated and controlled over long periods, similar to other chronic diseases. Among the most recent developments are immunotherapies, which aim to activate the patients' immune system to fight cancer. While immunotherapies have... click to read more
Tumor infiltrating immune cells predict patient outcomes
There has been much investigation into the role of the body's immune system in fighting or promoting the development of cancer, and in recent years, one particular type of immune cell, the CD8 T cell, has been shown to be important for fighting cancer in... click to read more