• Unravelling the secret of a critical immune cell for cancer immunity

    7 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Researchers have discovered a key differentiation process that provides an essential immune function in helping to control cancer and infectious diseases. The research shows that a new factor - DC-SCRIPT - is required for the function a particular type of dendritic cell - called cDC1 - that is essential in controlling the immune response to infection.
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  • Scientists discover new genetic disease that delays brain development in children

    7 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Scientists have discovered a new genetic disease, which causes some children's brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development and often early onset cataracts. The majority of patients with the condition, which is so new it doesn't have a name yet, were also microcephalic, a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than expected when compared to babies of the same sex and age.
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