How our cells' natural defenses to fight cancer can be unlocked by new immunotherapy

How our cells’ natural defenses to fight cancer can be unlocked by new immunotherapy

Natural killer (NK) cells are lymphocytes, immune cells which have a powerful arsenal of cytotoxic weaponry that they can use ...
Immortal dictators: Is there a downside to life-extending technologies?

Immortal dictators: Is there a downside to life-extending technologies?

Suppose there was a country ruled by an evil dictator. Further, suppose the entire world was plagued by a terrible ...
Gene circuit triggers immune system to battle cancer

Gene circuit triggers immune system to battle cancer

A research team at MIT has used synthetic biology to create a gene circuit that triggers the immune system to ...
Is life-extending modern medicine 'unnatural?'

Is life-extending modern medicine ‘unnatural?’

The word ‘unnatural’ conjures up feelings of doom and dread, and it is unfortunately often used by critics of science ...