Welcome to Immunity, Red Blood Cells

In our childhood, we have been taught that our blood cells are divided into immune cells or white blood cells and non-immune cells containing red blood cells (RBCs) and platelets. This blog article shatters that notion and questions if RBCs can join the elite club of immune cells. Previously, Lam and colleagues demonstrated that RBCsContinue reading “Welcome to Immunity, Red Blood Cells”

Goodnight, Sleep tight, don’t take your immunity light!

“Early to bed and early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy and wise.” Day and night have existed for as long as the earth and sun- since before the beginning of life forms. So, it is not surprising that a large number of organisms, including all eukaryotes, have evolved considering day and night cycles. TheseContinue reading “Goodnight, Sleep tight, don’t take your immunity light!”

OMV-based vaccines for SARS-CoV-2

Picture source: Dr. Matt Delisa, Locally Sourced Science The development, production, and manufacturing of large-scale vaccines are necessary for control of the pandemic internationally- to divide the load as well as keep vaccines up to date with the emerging variants- especially in underdeveloped countries. The vaccination has turned into a race between SARS-CoV-2 and scientists,Continue reading OMV-based vaccines for SARS-CoV-2

Now take a deep breath and calm your immune system.

Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak we witnessed the good (rapid vaccine development and production, alongside the amazing work done by our healthcare workers), the bad (misinformation spreading) and the ugly (higher mortality rates due to COVID-19 infection and post-infection COVID-19 syndrome). While, during the peak of crisis researchers prioritized the treatments and side effects, now weContinue reading “Now take a deep breath and calm your immune system.”

SARS-CoV2 Mu variant is resistant towards serum antibody neutralization

Picture source: 11Alive It is no news, vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 enormously decreases chances of severe side effects and hospitalizations, but vaccinated individuals are still not spared in this pandemic. This is mainly because of the rare breakthrough cases being reported by vaccinated people mostly caused by the newer SARS-CoV-2 strains. As of September 2021, thereContinue reading “SARS-CoV2 Mu variant is resistant towards serum antibody neutralization”

The COVID-19 Research Rundown

The grim COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of stopping, with the Delta variant bringing new waves of infections across the world. Thankfully, the vaccination efforts are running on full throttle leading to rarer cases of adverse effects, at least amongst the vaccinated crowds (1). And now that the Pfizer mRNA vaccine has been approved byContinue reading “The COVID-19 Research Rundown”

The Immunology Behind a Sunburn

“In the summertime, when the weather is hot, you can stretch right out and touch the sky…” If you love 70’s classics, you must have heard these lyrics in the “In the Summertime” song by Mungo Jerry. Well, it is summertime, the weather is hot, but considering the climate change and loss of our ozoneContinue reading “The Immunology Behind a Sunburn”

New Role of Macrophages Concerning Ischemic Injuries Discovered

Blood vessels, like roads, connect all parts of our body to the heart. Through those well enclosed walls, blood circulates to every crevice to deliver oxygen and nutrients vital for survival of tissues. The heart pumps blood into the aorta that branches out into arteries that in turn further branch into capillaries, together fulfilling theContinue reading “New Role of Macrophages Concerning Ischemic Injuries Discovered”

SARS-COV-2 Delta Variant: The Uninvited Guest and How to Deal with it.

Picture source: WHO SARS-CoV-2 is an RNA virus- ergo it was expected to mutate. Unfortunately, about 163 million Americans had already gotten the shot before the new Delta (B.1.617.2) variant emerged. This new variant, first identified in India, was seen to be much more contagious than the previous versions. The spreading of misinformation in publicContinue reading “SARS-COV-2 Delta Variant: The Uninvited Guest and How to Deal with it.”

A Combo offer to deal with Melanoma: Latest Development with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

Modern Science has experienced huge breakthroughs over the last decades, one of the major ones being the discovery of immune checkpoints and their inhibitors. The checkpoint inhibitors revolutionized the stagnant field of cancer biology and were responsible for the rise of cancer immunotherapies. Immunotherapies command the immune system to destroy tumors by using antibodies againstContinue reading “A Combo offer to deal with Melanoma: Latest Development with Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors”