New Method for Delivering Immune System-Stimulating Drugs

This image shows the tumor immediately after treatment with alum-bound IL12. Pink indicates IL-12 and yellow alum. Credits: Courtesy of the researcher The targeted approach eliminated tumors in mice, with minimal side effects. Stimulating the body’s immune system to attack tumors is a promising way to treat cancer. Scientists are working on two complementary strategies … Read more

New study reveals how the lung’s immune cells develop after birth – BIOENGINEER.ORG

From the first breath, our lungs are exposed to microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses. Thanks to immune cells in the lungs, so-called macrophages, we are protected from most infections at an early age. In a new study published in Journal of Experimental Medicine, researchers from the Karolinska Institute show how lung macrophages develop; new … Read more