Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


+ - Cancer Vaccine That Mimics Lymph Node-> 1

Submitted by SubComdTaco
SubComdTaco (1199449) writes "Harvard is reporting on their approach towards a implantable cancer vaccine. To anyone familiar with how the immune system works, this appears to be a synthetic lymph node, a bit of intriguing biomimicry.wikipedia biomimicry

From the article:
"ScienceDaily (Nov. 26, 2009) â½Ââ A cancer vaccine carried into the body on a carefully engineered, fingernail-sized implant is the first to successfully eliminate tumors in mammals, scientists recently reported in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

The new approach, pioneered by bioengineers and immunologists at Harvard University, uses plastic disks impregnated with tumor-specific antigens and implanted under the skin to reprogram the mammalian immune system to attack tumors. The new paper describes the use of such implants to eradicate melanoma tumors in mice.""

Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Cancer Vaccine That Mimics Lymph Node

Comments Filter:
  • reprogram the mammalian immune system to attack tumors.

    I've written enough code with good intentions and bad outcomes to shy away from messing with certain systems.

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.