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How the immune system remembers viruses

Memory T cells are formed earlier than previously thought

06-Nov-2020

For a person to acquire immunity to a disease, T cells must develop into memory cells after contact with the pathogen. Until now, the number of cells that do this was believed to depend above all on the magnitude of the initial immune response. A team of researchers at the Technical University of ...

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LGC acquires The Native Antigen Company

Strengthening LGC'S offer to the IVD sector

10-Jul-2020

LGC announced the acquisition of The Native Antigen Company (NAC), supplier of high quality infectious disease antigens and antibodies. NAC is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of critical reagents to the in vitro diagnostic (IVD), pharmaceutical and academic sectors. It offers a ...

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How immune cells are armed

02-Aug-2018

The immune system protects the human body against pathogens thus keeping it healthy. To achieve this, however, immune cells must be able to recognise intruders and to classify them as dangerous or harmless. These tasks are shared among different cell types: If an immune cell recognises foreign ...

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Gyros Protein Technologies and Cygnus Technologies Sign Licensing and Supply Agreement

12-Jul-2018

Gyros Protein Technologies AB and Cygnus Technologies announced they have signed a licensing and supply agreement. Under the agreement, Cygnus Technologies will supply Gyros Protein Technologies with its proprietary reagents for host cell protein analysis, enabling the development of new Gyrolab® ...

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UTA startup AbeXXa Biologics, reimagining cancer immunotherapy

13-Mar-2018

AbeXXa Biologics, named as one of the 40 Best University Startups1 in 2017, has received an initial investment from the Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund and signed a collaborative research agreement with the global corporation Boehringer Ingelheim. AbeXXa is a faculty start-up from The ...

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New tool for tracking 'kiss-and-run' communication between cells

01-Feb-2018

A new method for monitoring interactions between cells, dubbed LIPSTIC by its creators, is much more than a cosmetic improvement over existing techniques. The breakthrough, led by The Rockefeller University assistant professor Gabriel Victora , offers scientists in a wide range of disciplines a ...

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Immune cells that keep gut fungi under control

15-Jan-2018

Immune cells that process food and bacterial antigens in the intestines control the intestinal population of fungi, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. Defects in the fungus-fighting abilities of these cells may contribute to some cases of Crohn's disease and other ...

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Mode of action of the vaccine adjuvant flagellin in fusion proteins has been clarified

07-Sep-2017

Fusion proteins consisting of antigens and the bacterial adjuvant flagellin are promising vaccine candidates. They have the potential to induce immune responses in a targeted and reliable manner, thus conveying protection against infectious diseases. In addition, they can favourably influence ...

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Expanding the reach of therapeutic antibodies

31-Aug-2017

A group of researchers has developed an approach to efficiently produce antibodies that can bind to two different target molecules simultaneously, a long-desired innovation in the field of cancer immunotherapy. Antibodies are proteins produced by the immune system that specialize in recognizing ...

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How to amplify or stifle signals for immune responses

09-Mar-2017

T cells, the managers of our immune systems, spend their days shaking hands with another type of cell that presents small pieces of protein from pathogens or cancerous cells to the T cell. But each T cell is programmed to recognize just a few protein pieces, known as antigens, meaning years can ...

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