They patrol inside our skin and other soft tissue. Their job: alert the immune system to toxic invaders so it can mount an attack.
But these sentries – known as dendritic cells – often fail to warn of cancer’s arrival. Why? Scientists surmise that, because cancer develops within the body, immune system cells do not view the disease as a hostile intruder.
To overcome this misperception, scientists are developing an immunotherapeutic workaround… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Blaine Pfeifer, Ph.D., Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Pfeifer was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for outstanding contributions to the fields of complex natural product biosynthesis and vaccine delivery design towards infectious disease applications.