The cell menagerie: human immune profiling

  title={The cell menagerie: human immune profiling},
  author={Marissa Fessenden},
Vaccines save lives — but they don’t always work. Take the annual influenza shot: by some estimates, flu vaccines are only 50–70% effective even when well matched to the virus strains in broad circulation. Despite all the research, scientists still cannot predict whether a given vaccine will work for any specific person. Learning to make vaccines that protect more people means getting a better handle on the immune system — a bewildering militia of cells that communicate to detect and destroy… CONTINUE READING
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