Single-Cell Technology Exposes Melanoma’s Weak Spot

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The immune system encompasses a powerful arsenal of weapons against pathogenic threats. But what stops healthy tissues in the body from ending up as collateral damage during an immune response? There are many checks and balances to prevent this, one of which is immune checkpoints-a system that tumor cells leverage to evade destruction by T cells.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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