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Coronavirus Singapore: Duke-NUS Medical School scientists explore using ‘own’ immune cells to target infectious diseases

Coronavirus Singapore: Duke-NUS Medical School scientists explore using ‘own’ immune cells to target infectious diseases.

(Duke-NUS Medical School) The engineering of specific virus-targeting receptors onto a patient’s own immune cells is now being explored by scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School, as a potential therapy for controlling infectious diseases, including the COVID-19-causing virus, SARS-CoV-2. This therapy that has revolutionised the treatment of patients with cancer has also been used in the treatment of other infectious diseases such as Hepatitis B virus, as discussed by the School’s researchers in a recent commentary.

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