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Rockefeller Researchers Inject Cells, Boost Immune System In Humans

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July 19, 1999
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A single injection of specialized immune system cells -- removed from the bloodstream and exposed to a foreign substance -- can trigger a potent immune response in humans that lasts for months, Rockefeller University researchers report. The experiment provides the first conclusive evidence that one dose of these cells, called dendritic cells, can prompt a strong immune response, and it suggests new ways of improving vaccines and protecting against cancer.

Findings take important first step toward vaccines for cancer, viruses


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