Engineering the Immune System to Treat Diabetes

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Some diseases arise because the immune system reacts with normal, healthy cells in the body. In other diseases, lack of an effective immune response contributes to the disease. Cancer cells escape attack by the immune system, in part, by producing a lot of the protein PD-L1 (Gough, 24 May 2017). PD-L1 binds and activates the … Read moreEngineering the Immune System to Treat Diabetes

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Virally Modified Cells Regenerate Normal Skin

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Stem cells hold great promise for medical intervention. However, it has been difficult to leverage these cells effectively. In the study by Hirsch and colleagues, a collaboration between doctors and researchers saved the life of a child with a skin disorder called junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB). JEB is a genetic disease caused by mutations in … Read moreVirally Modified Cells Regenerate Normal Skin

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The Power of Proteomics in Building the Human Protein Interaction Network

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Defining >56,000 Human Protein Interactions through Mass Spectrometry Huttlin and colleagues applied mass spectrometric analysis to affinity purified protein complexes to help build a partial reference map of the human protein interaction space (1). The cDNA encoding the target proteins also engineered to have affinity tags (hemagglutinin and FLAG) were introduced into an easily infected … Read moreThe Power of Proteomics in Building the Human Protein Interaction Network

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