Navigation Links
Researchers hack final part of the immune system code

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
University of Copenhagen

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:
(Date:11/17/2015)... Paris from 17 th ... Paris from 17 th until 19 th ... leader, has invented the first combined scanner in the world ... scanning surface. Until now two different scanners were required: one ... both on the same surface. This innovation is an ...
(Date:11/17/2015)... , Nov. 17, 2015  Vigilant Solutions announces ... joined its Board of Directors. --> ... after recently retiring from the partnership at TPG Capital, ... companies with over $140 Billion in revenue.  He founded ... across all the TPG companies, from 1997 to 2013.  ...
(Date:11/16/2015)... 16, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ... today announced expansion of its TDDI product portfolio ... controller and display driver integration (TDDI) solutions designed ... new TDDI products add to the previously-announced ... (WQHD resolution), and TD4322 (FHD resolution) solutions. All ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... , Dec. 1, 2015  The Minnesota High Tech ... the 2015 Tekne Award in the Small and Growing ... the Minneapolis Convention Center, the ... a significant role in developing new technologies that positively ... the world. Clostridium difficile infection ( ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... Microscopy (AFM) announces Park NX10 SICM Module, an add-on scanning ion conductance microscopy ... integratesthe power of SICM to an AFM. , Park SICM benefits virtually all ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Dec. 1, 2015  Symic, a clinical-stage biotherapeutics company ... matrix (ECM), today announced that it has secured $25 ... company,s pipeline, including its lead candidates SB-030 and SB-061. ... the participation by all existing major investors, as well ... total capital raised by Symic to over $43 million ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... month and Dr. J. Kyle Mathews will join fellow surgeons in ... single site hysterectomy. , An experienced urogynecologist, founder of Plano Urogynecology Associates and ...
Breaking Biology Technology: