Immunobiology


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Fewer laboratory animals thanks to secondary nanobodies
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Information filter for immune defence
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Intestinal flora from twins is able to initiate multiple sclerosis
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Immune System

Immune System

Video August 17, 2017
The lamprey is a special case amongst vertebrates because it has no thymus gland, where the T cells of the immune system normally learn to recognize pathogens. Max Planck scientist Thomas Böhm wants to know how the lamprey copes with bacteria and viruses. This knowledge could help to improve the treatment of immune disorders in the future. more
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