Using immunocamouflage to increase transplantation safety

What is this research about?

Collected in September 2017

The immune system includes an army of white blood cells that help protect the body from foreign invaders. A T cell is a type of white blood cell that plays a central role in the body’s immunity. T cells recognize and react to foreign markers on bacteria and viruses as well as non-self tissues and organs and thus are a significant barrier to successful transplantation of organs and tissues.

In brief: A new technique that tricks the immune system could make tissue transplantation safer and more accessible.

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