A new study by Krishnamoorthy et al. (2018) has identified a role for enucleated neutrophil cell bodies, known as cytoplasts or ‘ghosts’, in driving Th17 cell inflammation in severe asthma and this blog examines these new findings.
Developing a universal flu vaccine that delivers broad protection against influenza is highly desirable, especially in context of pandemics. A groundbreaking discovery in Babraham pigs has significantly improved its usefulness as an immunological model and could greatly advance vaccine research.
Immunotherapy works by enhancing the host immune system to more effectively detect and kill cancer cells. This blog discusses the PD-1 (programmed cell death-1) pathway and two licensed immunotherapy drugs that target it, pembrolizumab and nivolumab.