Traditional vaccines are generally better at eliciting antibody responses rather than building a memory of cellular immunity involving dedicated T cell subsets. Vaccines directed towards infections such as HIV or cancers would be vastly improved if they could elicit these responses more efficiently. New research uncovers a mechanism to establish such a memory in the lung which is conserved in mice, non-human primates and humans.… Read More Vaccine-assisting molecules help the lung memorize immune responses
Conferences are the gala shows of our science, but not all of us are born showmen/women. For some of us this highlight of the academic year can instead be nightmare. We can be haunted by presenting in front of people or endless networking. Yet those were not my fears. I was most scared of the last three minutes of my presentation time – the time to answer audience questions.… Read More Questions – my conference nightmare
“How does a wind-up toy work?” “Just like how your body works!”… Read More Life – an intricate wind-up toy
Biology. It was the worst thing that could exist, or so I thought.… Read More Biology almost lost me
My name is Kelvin and I am excited to become a new blogger for the KI Researcher and Careers blog.… Read More Here I am Stockholm! What’s next?
The popular belief that anti-oxidant dietary supplements could protect against cancer was overturned a few years ago when studies feeding them to mice showed an accelerated development of cancer. A new study uncovers an underlying mechanism of how anti-oxidants can promote lung cancer metastasis.… Read More How being anti- can pro-mote metastasis
I am sure that everybody heard about the events “Careers beyond academia”. In this post, I will write about one of those meetings and, with no doubts, one of the best career events I have ever attended. The invited speaker was Adam Sierakowiak, and his aims were to describe his career after academia and help… Read More If you want to be a medical advisor