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Preterm Labor May Be Sparked by Fetal Immune Reaction
Ruth Williams | Apr 25, 2018
Immune cells targeting maternal antigens are abundant in the blood of premature infants, suggesting fetal intolerance of mom may instigate early labor.
Toward Preventing Transplant Rejection with Immunologically Matched Stem Cells
Ruth Williams | Sep 15, 2016
Matching the immunological characteristics of donor retinal cells to those of the recipient can reduce the chance of rejection.
Done with Immunosuppressants
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014
Adult sickle-cell patients have safely stopped taking their immunosuppressant medication thanks to a new type of blood stem-cell transplant.
Kate Yandell | Jan 17, 2014
Following face transplant, T cells from donor skin appear to be active at sites of rejection, perhaps to protect the tissue from attack by the recipient immune system.
Stem Cells Not Rejected
Dan Cossins | Jan 25, 2013
Researchers uncover more evidence that reprogrammed stem cells are not attacked by the immune system, suggesting they may one day serve as effective therapies.
Debate Over Stem Cell Effectiveness
Ed Yong | Jan 9, 2013
Reprogrammed stem cells are not attacked by the immune system, or are they?
Eye Trials Give Hope for Stem Cells
Hannah Waters | Jan 24, 2012
Preliminary data from human embryonic stem cell trials for two degenerative eye disorders are promising, but challenges remain for more complex tissues.