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Directing Vaccines to Dendritic Cells


Story by Kate Olsen and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering Targeted, biodegradable nanoparticles used in preclinical cancer treatment regimen Vaccines work by giving our immune system a ‘heads up’ about a known threat. They are traditionally given before we encounter a pathogen (such as the influenza virus), allowing our bodies to mount a better immune response if that pathogen is seen again. But...