Oncology & Cancer

New strategy for safer CAR T cell therapy in lymphomas

In treating aggressive lymphomas and blood cancer (leukemia), chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR T cells) are increasingly being used. For this therapy, immune cells are taken from patients and programmed by means of ...

Immunology

Your reaction matters: The role of antibodies in COVID-19 response

Efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have largely focused on vaccine development and deployment. But how exactly do our immune systems respond to COVID-19 vaccines? The major response occurs in one of two ways: the production ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Updated antiphospholipid syndrome classification criteria

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a systemic autoimmune disease associated with persistent antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL). It can cause thrombosis and pregnancy complications as well as non-thrombotic manifestations such ...

Ophthalmology

Using video games to measure the eye-brain-body connection

Video games could give ophthalmologists an easy window not into the soul, but into eye health and the eye-brain-body connection—the three-way reciprocal communication that influences our actions.

Genetics

SARS-CoV-2: The grasping fingers of the viral N protein

Immediately after the infection of a cell in the throat or lungs, the SARS-CoV-2 virus works very hard to replicate, using the human cell's metabolic pathways to produce its proteins and make sure that its genetic material ...

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