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Obesity Protects Against Genital Herpes in Mice, Study Finds
A high-fat diet induced changes to the animals’ vaginal microbiomes that boosted survival after exposure to the virus.
Obesity Protects Against Genital Herpes in Mice, Study Finds
Obesity Protects Against Genital Herpes in Mice, Study Finds

A high-fat diet induced changes to the animals’ vaginal microbiomes that boosted survival after exposure to the virus.

A high-fat diet induced changes to the animals’ vaginal microbiomes that boosted survival after exposure to the virus.

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3D medical illustration of peripheral blood cells: a lymphocyte (left) and a monocyte (right) surrounded by red blood cells.
PBMCs: Mononucleated and Multipurposed
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Dec 16, 2022 | 4 min read
Researchers employ peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in clinical and academic applications related to the immune system and regenerative medicine.
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Improving Tumor-Infiltration Lymphocyte (TIL) Extraction
Curiox | May 17, 2022 | 1 min read
Discover a better method for consistent TIL isolation and characterization from tumor samples.
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Protein Pilfered from Cancer Cells Thwarts Immune Attack
Dan Robitzski | Apr 13, 2022 | 3 min read
New research in mice reveals why natural killer cells, normally effective at hunting cancer, are sometimes stopped in their tracks.  
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Training Immune Cells to Be Cancer Killers
Aparna Nathan | Nov 12, 2021 | 4 min read
A career-altering experience as a cancer patient motivated one researcher to design more potent immunotherapies.
Excess of Immune Cells Found in Brains of People with Autism
Ashley Yeager | Jan 13, 2020 | 5 min read
An accumulation of T cells and astrocytes in postmortem brain tissue hints at possible autoimmune origins for many cases of autism.
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Novel Type of Immune Cell Discovered in Type 1 Diabetes Patients
Katarina Zimmer | May 30, 2019 | 6 min read
A rogue hybrid lymphocyte, bearing characteristics of both B and T cells, may play a role in driving autoimmunity in the disease, although the mechanism is far from clear.
Circulating Mitochondrial DNA Alerts Immune System to Danger
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018 | 2 min read
In response to short DNA fragments, lymphocytes release mitochondrial DNA that helps trigger an immune response.
Compound Found in Red Wine Boosts Immune Cell Function
Catherine Offord | Oct 16, 2017 | 2 min read
At low doses, resveratrol enhanced human T-cell activity in vitro, while at high doses it interfered with cell signaling. 
Long-Lived Immune Memories
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 9, 2015 | 3 min read
Two types of memory T cells can preserve immunological memories for more than a decade, a study shows. 
Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 8, 2015 | 3 min read
Much of the CD4+ T-cell death that occurs during HIV infection may be caused by direct delivery of the virus from neighboring cells, a study shows.
Double-Edged Enzyme
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 13, 2015 | 3 min read
Researchers find evidence to suggest why an enzyme crucial for fighting off malaria infection is linked to a form of lymphoma.
Mice Cloned From Blood Drops
Chris Palmer | Jun 28, 2013 | 2 min read
Mice have been cloned from single drops of blood taken from their tails using the same technology that produced Dolly the sheep.
Gregory Sonnenberg: Cellular Spy
Dan Cossins | May 1, 2013 | 3 min read
Research Associate, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Age: 27
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