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    What is HLA Typing And Why You Should Have Your Cells Genotyped?

    By Alex Rosenberg Dec 06, 2018
    The human body uses Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) markers to identify which cells belong in your body and which do not belong, via the recognition of antigens. Antigens are molecules capable of inducing an immune response, although not all do this. Antigens that belong in the body are recognized as ‘self’, and antigens that are not ‘self’ are recognized as ‘foreign’. As part of the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC), HLA proteins play an essential part in this process, making sure that cells and molecules that belong in your body are unharmed, while those recognized as foreign, such as viruses, pathogens, and bacteria, are destroyed and removed. Read More >

    The Rise in Respiratory Research: Increases in Disease and Illness Worldwide

    By Alex Rosenberg Sep 24, 2018
    The investment in research and development activities focused on respiratory disease coincides with the rapidly increasing incidence of respiratory disease deaths. It is crucial that researchers have access to representative models for respiratory diseases that utilize ethically collected, well-characterized human specimens and comprehensive tissue-based research services. Read More >