Navigation Links
Researchers hack final part of the immune system code
Date:7/10/2008

A group of researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the Biocentre at the Technical University of Denmark have managed to decipher the final part of the immune system's key codes.

The same researchers already broke the first part of the codes last autumn, and have now put together a comprehensive picture of how the immune system checks for dangers both in and outside our cells.

According to the researchers this new information, produced with the aid of artificial neural networks, means that it should be possible to predict all the immune system's known, and also as yet unknown codes. This should in turn lead to the development of new targeted treatments, for e.g. cancer and infectious diseases.

Professor Sren Buus from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen has been at the forefront of this research project.

The body's natural defences uses these key codes in such a way that microorganisms cannot spy on and discover its functions. It this unique protection that has so far made it difficult for scientists to decode the entire human immune system and thus develop precise immunological tools and carry out organ transplants.


'/>"/>

Contact: Sandra Szivos
sasz@sund.ku.dk
453-532-6921
University of Copenhagen
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Iowa State researchers study ground cover to reduce impact of biomass harvest
2. From foe to friend: Researchers use salmonella as a way to administer vaccines in the body
3. Researchers reveal types of genes necessary for brain development
4. Researchers identify cancer preventive properties in common vitamin supplement
5. UT Southwestern researchers identify new targets for RNAs that regulate genes
6. UCLA researchers clarify function of glucose transport molecule
7. UC San Diego researchers identify potential new drug candidates to combat bird flu
8. Texas A&M researchers develop tool to study complex clusters of genes
9. Weekends slow weight loss, researchers find
10. Researchers coat titanium with polymer to improve integration of joint replacements
11. Researchers link early stem cell mutation to autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/28/2017)... 28, 2017   Acuant , a leading provider ... significant enhancements to new and core technologies building upon ... include mobile and desktop Acuant FRM TM facial ... a real time manual review of identity documents by ... the fastest and most accurate capture software to streamline ...
(Date:2/28/2017)...  EyeLock LLC, ein marktführendes Unternehmen im Bereich ... Lösung zur Iris-Erkennung auf der neuesten Mobilplattform ... dem Mobile World Congress 2017 (27. Februar ... 3, Stand 3E10, vorstellen. Der ... – eine Kombination aus Hardware, Software und ...
(Date:2/26/2017)... Feb. 25, 2017  Securus Technologies, a leading ... for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announces ... Reentry. "Too often, too many offenders ... county jails are trying to tackle this ongoing ... friends and family members. While significant steps are underway, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... Calif. , March 24, 2017   Sienna ... and aesthetics company, today announced that Richard Peterson ... effective March 24.   Peterson, who brings more ... John Smither , who is retiring at the ... in an advisory capacity. Peterson joins Sienna from Novan, ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... ... exhibits both viscous and elastic characteristics when deformed, which is identical to how ... to gently absorb compressive forces and return to its natural state along a ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the ... to their offering. ... The Global Market for Bioproducts Should Reach ... a CAGR of 8.9%, This research report ... seven major product segments: bio-derived chemicals, biofuels, pharmaceuticals (biodrugs and ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017  SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc., a ... vitro diagnostics manufacturers and clinical laboratories, is ... multiplexed Inherited Cancer reference material ... next-generation sequencing (NGS). The Seraseq™ Inherited Cancer DNA ... from industry experts to validate the ability ...
Breaking Biology Technology: