Author: tarasbaranovskyi

  • Novel role of immune cells in hair growth

    Novel role of immune cells in hair growth

    We normally lose from 50 to 100 hairs every day. Whether we notice it or not, lost hair is replaced with newly growing ones all the time. So far, we know of several factors that can disrupt this balance and lead to significant hair loss; including heredity, hormonal changes, infectious agents, medications (for instance drugs […]

  • The Battle of the Ts: Regulatory CD8+ T cells suppress autoimmunity associated CD4+ T cells

    The Battle of the Ts: Regulatory CD8+ T cells suppress autoimmunity associated CD4+ T cells

    “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” – Proverb Over years of evolution, our immune system successfully dealt with a variety of foreign invaders such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and uni- and multi-cellular parasites. Starting 1900s, doctors and scientists started discovering a faulty immune system (mainly T and B cells) in patients, attacking their […]

  • Toxoplasma gondii – a new cancer fighting superhero

    Toxoplasma gondii – a new cancer fighting superhero

    “Life will win over death, and light will win over darkness”– Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine “I would not be here today if it wasn’t for you and your discovery” – said Tomas Dahl during the meeting in Stockholm. Tomas was one of the cancer patients who had the prestigious chance to share their story […]

  • Host microbiota affects the brain’s innate immune system

    Host microbiota affects the brain’s innate immune system

    “I’m Gonna Make Him an Offer He Can’t Refuse.” -Don Vito Corleone It could be a quote from a dialogue between the host microbiota and the host immune system… Let’s figure it out step by step. Did you know that beneficial microorganisms live in and on our bodies? An adult human body consists of approximately […]