Throughout history, people have experimented with transplantation and transfusion. Until the discovery of Human Leukocyte Antigen, blood groups, and tissue typing – donors commonly consisted of animals. My favorite one was using lamb blood because of religious aspects (Lamb of God), although it did not work as often. Expected, right? However, today with genetic modification […]
The last two decades have seen rapid development in almost every aspect of human life, and the field of biomedicine is no different. By the time the Human Genome Project concluded, the field of genomics had already observed a steady drop in the cost of sequencing. In years that followed, the technology developed rapidly, and […]
You stash your drugs in a lupus textbook (Dr. Foreman) It’s never lupus (Dr. House) From House MD But today it is! I assume that Hugh Laurie’s character would have loved the recent work of Brown and colleagues published in Nature. Dr House had diagnosed lupus only once within eight seasons of the series, and […]
Blocking checkpoint proteins enhance immune cell activity In healthy individuals, the immune system is intricately regulated to maintain homeostasis. Consider it as a see-saw: on the one hand, excessive immune activation in the absence of harmful pathogens may manifest as autoimmune diseases; on the other hand, inadequate immune defense creates vulnerability during infections. The immune […]
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