What color is your mouse?
A group of "color-coded" laboratory mice are providing researchers with a novel way of tracking T-cells, enabling them to visualize and monitor the cellular immune responses of transplanted tissue in real time.
The new imaging system is described in the June issue of Nature Medicine, which appears on-line this week.
"These immune responses are a key consideration in developing strategies to improve transplant outcomes," says, co-senior author Terry Strom, MD, Co-director of the Transplant Institute at BIDMC.
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