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How does the immune system compensate for an inherited defect in B-cell development? Is there any measurable increase in other cell types (such as gamma-delta T-cells)?

A more relevant re-wording of this question would be ‘Can the immune system compensate for an inherited defect in B cell development?‘, and the answer is it depends on the specific mutation (illustrative example below). 978 more words


Hummingbird Bioscience and Sanofi announce collaboration for the development of novel cancer therapeutics

Hummingbird Bioscience (Read Biotechin.Asia’s feature here), an innovative biotechnology company focused on the discovery and early development of antibody therapeutics, today announced a collaboration with Sanofi, a global healthcare leader, to develop novel therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer. 157 more words


ABO Anomalies Practice Cases

If you’ve liked my previous CAT practice 1 and CAT practice 2 cases, then this is another practice on further transfusion tests when anomalies are encountered. 972 more words


Post 3.0: Melanoma - Patching It Up.

Hello everybody!

Firstly, apologies for my virtual silence recently – a lot of exciting things have been happening! The most exciting being…I got a job!! (CUE WILD CHEERS AND APLAUSE) You may remember in my last post I was going for an interview with Adaptimmune, who research and manufacture T cell immunotherapies for cancer. 1,508 more words

Bloodwork Results from March 28, 2016

Gluten Sensitivity Panel

Reticulin Antibody, IgA with reflect to titer

  • Reticulin Ab, IgA –> negative
  • Gliadin IgG Deam –> High, > 100 (Normal is less than 20)
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HCV is covered with lipoproteins. Does that mean HCV is inaccessible to antibodies?

HCV is accessible to antibodies. Plenty of peer-reviewed studies have reported presence of anti-HCV antibodies in both animal HCV infection models and natural human HCV infection. 1,310 more words


Removing Alzheimer plaques

Removing Alzheimer plaques

Larry H. Bernstein, MD, FCAP, Curator


Transdermal implant releases antibodies to trigger immune system to clear Alzheimer’s plaques            March 21, 2016… 5,210 more words

Alzheimer's Disease