Stem cells and cancer cells have enough molecular similarities that the former can be used to trigger immunity against the latter.
These sugar polymer spheres protect cells, engineered to produce disease-fighting agents, from a patient's immune system. Over time, immune cells (blue and green) detect the spheres and attack (red).
November 18, 2015|
KOCH INSTITUTE AT MIT, ANDREW BADER, OMID VEISEH, AND ARTURO VEGAS (COURTESY KOCH INSTITUTE IMAGE AWARDS AT MIT)