By The CCM Team
Our complicated immune system holds many secrets and scientists have been engaged in laboratory detective work for decades seeking not only a better understanding of immunity, but also looking for ways to enhance it.
One of the newest and most promising treatments for cancer and several other serious diseases is to enhance “adaptive immunity,” an immune system enhancement strategy aimed at putting the immune system into “overdrive” so that it can get to work faster and more efficiently in its fight against diseases.
Masanobu Komatsu, Ph.D., a senior scientist in the Department of Surgery and the Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, and his colleagues have been working to gain a better understanding of aspects of the immune system. Their efforts are paying off, as explained in their recent study published in The American Journal of Pathology (Vol. 191 No. 2).