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Our immune system is as unique as a fingerprint or our DNA

Every person appears to have a completely unique immune system. Researchers from Utrecht University discovered this immune diversity after mapping antibodies from healthy and sick individuals. The discovery could help explain ...

Oncology & Cancer

Studies biased toward white genomes still predict cancer risk in diverse groups

Data sets that are biased by having too many genomes from people with European ancestry can still be applied to other ancestry groups to predict their risk of developing breast and prostate cancer. Lars Fritsche of the University ...

Oncology & Cancer

New risk factor identified for the most common childhood cancer

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer involving white blood cells known as lymphocytes, is the most common childhood cancer, representing 25% of all cancer diagnoses. It's also one of the leading causes of childhood ...

Oncology & Cancer

A T-cell power-up for tumor treatments

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. But in recent years, a revolutionary therapy has brought new hope in the fight against the disease that takes the lives of nearly 600,000 Americans each year. ...

Medical research

Development study reveals origins of inflammatory bowel disease

Many diseases have their origin in early human development, and today (8 September), two publications in Nature reveal how researchers from the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) consortium are advancing understanding of this. The global ...


Clues to tuberculosis progression found in gene expression

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute working with collaborators at the University of Leicester have identified how gene expression changes during different stages of tuberculosis (TB), including early after infection ...