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a study from researchers led by Tsinghua University identifies a specific brain-spleen neural connection capable of regulating the formation of plasma cells autonomously of an immune response. The team states this neurally controlled immune modulation can be triggered by a behavioral regimen.

Brain pathway capable of controlling adaptive immunity discovered.

Plasma cells are a type of immune cell originating in the bone marrow as B cells, another type of white blood cell. Once the B cells leave the bone marrow … Continue Reading Brain pathway capable of controlling adaptive immunity discovered.

New nanotech contrast enables blood test for precancerous growth in colon cancer.

Colon cancer is often detected in its earliest stages thanks in part to screening technologies like colonoscopy. By snaking a camera through a patient’s intestines, doctors can identify polyps and … Continue Reading New nanotech contrast enables blood test for precancerous growth in colon cancer.

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