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How the Black Death has plagued our immune systems to this day

A study, published in Nature, has unveiled how the Black Death changed the frequency of certain immune-related genetic variants in […]

The tube-like sea creatures shedding light on immune system evolution

Written by Lauren Robertson, Science Writer. Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has revealed that some of […]

Researchers map the intracellular wiring of the immune system for the first time

Written by Miyako Rogers, Science Writer In a new study published in Nature, researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind map detailing […]

Exploring the Origin of the Brain’s Immune System

Written by Bethany Hoernfeldt, Science Writer New discoveries made by researchers shed light on the origin of the brain’s immune […]

The role of red blood cells in the immune system

New research has uncovered the function of red blood cells as immune sensors that detect and bind to cell-free DNA […]

How cancer cells actively evade the immune system

Scientists have uncovered an unexpected relationship between the body’s immune system and tumorigenesis, which could prove useful for the development […]

Can the body’s own immune system fight cancer cells?

A recent study has provided evidence for a molecule in the immune system that can kill genetically diverse cancer cells […]

Ancient DNA provides insights into how tuberculosis shaped the immune system

A new study, using ancient DNA, has revealed how tuberculosis has affected populations over the past 2,000 years and impacted […]

Genomic landscape of how cancer cells evade the immune system

Researchers from Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research at the University of Toronto, have mapped the genes that allow […]

CRISPR technology alters immune cells to fight cancer

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have combined the use of CRISPR gene therapy with engineered immune cells […]