Cancer

The immune system's supercell—how it matures

Natural killer cells (NK cells), play an important role in the body's defences against cancer and infections. Now, in a joint project, researchers at Lund University in Sweden, the University of Oxford, and Karolinska Institutet ...

Immunology

Regulating the immune system's 'regulator'

A research team at the Academy of Immunology and Microbiology, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has discovered a possible therapeutic target that pulls the reins of immunity. In Nature Communications, the scientists ...

Immunology

Immune cell variations contribute to malaria severity

At least 250 million people are infected with malaria every year, and about half a million of those die from the disease. A new study from MIT offers a possible explanation for why some people are more likely to experience ...

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