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Tag: T Cells

June 23, 2020
Could the immune system itself be the best way to purge senescent cells, which accumulate as we age, from the body? A new review takes a look at the role of the immune system in removing these problematic cells. What are senescent cells? As you age, increasing numbers of your cells enter into a state...
February 28, 2020
The successful delivery of CRISPR/Cas9 modified immune cells to cancer patients represents the first U.S. clinical trial to test the gene editing approach in humans. Researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania have published data suggesting that immune cells modified using the gene editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 are able to survive and...
July 05, 2019
As published in a recent study, researchers have discovered that neural stem cells are impeded by the invasion of T cells, immune cells that are not normally present in the neural stem cell niche [1]. The neural stem cell niches Our brains contain neural stem cells (NSCs); like their name suggests, these cells are responsible...
July 03, 2019
Researchers from the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute have made progress in the quest to rejuvenate the aging immune system by identifying the factors responsible for the age-related decline of the thymus.  The thymus shrinks as we age The thymus is one of the most important organs in the body, and it is where thymocytes produced...
June 26, 2019
Today, we want to highlight a new publication that looks at cytomegalovirus (CMV) and its potential role in the development of metabolic syndrome. What is cytomegalovirus?  CMV is part of the β-subfamily of herpes viruses, a family of viruses that are believed to have been co-evolving with their hosts for around 180 million years [1]....
April 25, 2019
Scientists from Johns Hopkins Medicine have reported the successful creation of a special type of gel that mimics the lymph nodes in our bodies. This gel recruits and multiplies T cells just like actual lymph nodes do, so it could help in the fight against cancer and immune system disorders. The lymph nodes are the...