The brain and the immune system

IMMUNE SYSTEM

Image shows a T cell.

HOW TO REPROGRAM CELLS IN OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

According to a Nature study, researchers developed a method to reprogram specific T cells in the immune system. Scientists were able to turn pro-inflammatory cells into anti-inflammatory cells, and vice versa, to boost or suppress the immune system. Researchers believe their findings could have significant impact on developing treatments for autoimmune diseases. READ MORE…
Image shows a diagram of the organs that make up the immune system.

BRAIN LIKE ACTIVITY IN IMMUNE SYSTEM PROMISES BETTER DISEASE TREATMENTS

Researchers discover brain like activity in the immune system. The Nature study reveals T cells in the immune system transfer dopamine to B cells, providing motivation for these cells to produce antibodies and battle infection. The researchers hope their findings will help develop treatments to make immune response to vaccines and infections faster, and slow autoimmune conditions. READ MORE…

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