Know More About HLA Typing

While Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) matching is often emphasized in the context of bone marrow and organ transplant, HLA typing is used to identify disease-related biomarkers and predict immune responses, including those that could lead to cell rejection and/or graft-versus-host disease (GvHD), which is why researchers are interested in HLA phenotyping and genotyping of cellular starting material. […]

NK Cells: Born to Kill

Natural Killer (NK) cells have been considered a part of the innate immune system due to their lack of antigen specific receptors. Unlike other lymphocytes that develop in the bone marrow from lymphoid progenitor cells, NK cells are large with distinctive granules containing perforin and granzymes. The cytotoxic granules bind and penetrate target cells to […]

Wait A Minute: The Ethics of Cord Blood Collection

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Delayed umbilical cord clamping has a variety of benefits for newborns and is the current standard of care at the time of delivery. Does your cord blood collection agency adhere to these medical and ethical standards? Read on to learn more. In the past 10 years, the cell therapy industry has developed drugs that treat […]