Rebuilding Babies' Defective Immune Systems


The immune system is like an army with a variety of specialized warriors ready to fight off bacteria, viruses, and even cancer. However, some children are born without some of the components that make the immune system work. Nisha Nagarsheth, a staff scientist in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, is working on a new therapy that rebuilds baby’s immune systems using cells from their own bodies. If the treatment works, it could be a permanent cure for these sick children.

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This page was last updated on Monday, August 7, 2023