Men and women have different immune systems. With a better understanding of sex-specific immune differences, scientists can more effectively fight infections, cancers, heart disease, and even pregnancy complications.
Alessandro Sette, Dr. Biol. Sci., defines in chemical terms the specific structures (epitopes) that the immune system recognizes and uses this knowledge to measure and understand immune responses.
The immune system has the uncanny ability to identify and hold on to infected cells, forming so-called cell doublets, which
LA JOLLA, CA—To say that the immune system is complex is an understatement: an immune response protective in one context