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Cell injection could train the body not to reject organ transplants

By Clare Wilson People with organ transplants currently have to take drugs to stop the donor organ being rejectedCraig Stennett/Alamy A one-off injection of cells could be a long-sought solution to the problem of the body rejecting an organ transplant. The first person who may have benefited from this approach is an Italian man who… Read More »

SFU researchers link T cell recognition diversity to HIV control

By Diane Mar-Nicolle The immune system is the body’s best defense in fighting diseases like HIV and cancer.  Now, an international team of researchers is harnessing the immune system to provide new clues that may help efforts to produce an HIV vaccine. SFU professor Mark Brockman and co-authors from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South… Read More »

Improved stem cell approach could aid fight against Parkinson’s

Scientists have taken a key step towards improving an emerging class of treatments for Parkinson’s disease. The advance could markedly improve a next generation of therapies for the condition, which affects around one in 350 people in the UK. It could aid development of the promising treatment-; known as cell replacement therapy -; which was… Read More »

Bipartisan Support: Senators Cory Booker and Tim Scott just got a law passed to help fight sickle cell disease

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC ) led the passing of a bill this week to address sickle cell anemia, a disease which disproportionally impacts the Black community and yet, receives notably less funding for research. The bipartisan bill passed on Tuesday and will be signed into law by President Donald Trump. Ninety percent… Read More »