Bioengineers imagine the future of vaccines and immunotherapy

In the not-too-distant future, nanoparticles delivered to a cancer patient’s immune cells might teach the cells to destroy tumors. A flu vaccine might look and feel like applying a small, round Band-Aid to your skin. These are examples of how innovative biomaterials could enhance vaccines against HIV and other infectious diseases and immunotherapies for patients with cancer or dampen responses in autoimmune disorders, allergies and transplanted organ recipients. A review appears in Trends in Immunology. …read more

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