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Amping Up Dendritic Cells

This article was originally published in Start Up

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Researchers are looking for ways to better stimulate dendritic cells (DCs, the antigen presenting cells that initiate and control many aspects of the immune response) in the hopes of creating potent vaccines against tumors and infectious diseases. A recent paper highlights progress on the DC targeting front using a DNA vaccine strategy, but is also a reminder that the immunotherapy field has a long way to go.

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