Connection interrupted? How regulatory cells selectively tune down immune responses.

Our immune system constantly protects us from threats originating from both the outside and inside of our bodies. One example of internal threats are autoreactive immune cells, which attack our own tissues. Like powerful machines, the immune system requires regulation. There are checkpoints in every immune response and different immune cells must effectively communicate to … Continue reading Connection interrupted? How regulatory cells selectively tune down immune responses.

The Golden Star Tunicate: A Golden Star of Immunology Research

The hematopoietic system is responsible for the formation of all blood cell types from hematopoietic stem cells (immature cells that are able to mature into any type of blood cell). ┬áThis is a key process for the immune system because it produces white blood cells (along with red blood cells and platelets). With this in … Continue reading The Golden Star Tunicate: A Golden Star of Immunology Research