Stem cells zapped with radiation can protect mice from cancer

IAS News 16 February 2018 | 0 Comments

Joseph Wu and his team at Stanford University have discovered that a mouse’s immune system can be primed to identify and target Cancer cells by vaccinating them beforehand with stem cells. This method was motivated by evidence that cancers grow much like embryos, re-awakening genes crucial for fast growth during pregnancy that had been switched…
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Researchers develop a technique to regenerate the mouse thymus

IAS News 23 January 2018 | 0 Comments

The thymus gland is an organ in the lymphatic system serves a vital role within the immune system. In a study published by Science immunology, researchers found a growth protein called BMP4, that is created by the endothelial cells within the inner wall of the thymus and is critical for it’s repair in mice. Scientists…
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