T cells

CAR T-cell therapy

Nov 14, 2019

By Devina Thiono In 2019, around 1.8 million new cancer cases are expected in the U.S. 12,000 out of this number are children aged 1-14, with leukemia accounting for a third of children cancer cases. Leukemia is a cancer that affects the blood. The main targets of leukemia are white blood cells, whose job is […]

Autoimmunity: How T cells go wrong

Apr 04, 2019

By Christian Agosto-Burgos Every single day we are all exposed to thousands of nasty and tiny pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi that could harm us. Thankfully, we all have an immune system that protects us from the harm these microorganisms could induce. Sometimes the immune system of certain individuals becomes confused and cannot […]