Researchers develop "atlas" of human immune cells

12/26/2012 | InfectionControlToday.com

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City have developed the first "atlas" of immune cells in the human body through a collaboration with the New York Organ Donor Network. Researchers studied deceased organ donors' tissues that are in direct contact with pathogens, such as spleen, lung, lymph, and small and large intestine tissues, according to a study published in the journal Immunity. The atlas is expected to improve understanding of T lymphocytes and aid in the development of methods for creating immunotherapies and vaccines.

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