When and how immune cells decide to form pathogen memories

From University of Washington School of Medicine/UW Medicine 12/02/24 Unexpected findings have emerged about how and when certain infection-killing white blood cells decide to form memories about their encounters with a pathogen. It has been known for decades that these cells can turn themselves into durable memory cells that can survive a long time after […]

Turning back time: Innovators reverse aging in blood and immune system

From University of Lausanne 08/09/23 As we age, our bodies face numerous challenges, including a decline in immune system function and an increased vulnerability to various health issues. An innovative study has recently shed light on these challenges and unveiled a potential solution that could have far-reaching implications for aging individuals. The Role of Hematopoietic […]

How being in space impairs astronauts’ immune system

From Karolinska Institutet 28/08/23 A new study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has examined how T cells of the immune system are affected by weightlessness. The results, which are published in the journal Science Advances, could explain why astronauts’ T cells become less active and less effective at fighting infection. The next steps […]