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CAR-T cells

CANCER CRUSH  In CAR-T cell therapy, a cancer treatment approved by the FDA this year for certain blood cancers, a patient’s T cells (teal) are genetically modified to hunt down and kill cancer cells (blue).

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BREAKING DOWN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS  Taking narrow aim at the immune system isn’t enough, so researchers are looking for new treatment targets within nerve cells and even in the gut. 

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CLEARING THE AIR  Adult women are about twice as likely to have asthma as men. New work in mice finds that testosterone impacts immune cells involved in the disease.

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