Antibodies: a molecular tag of the immune system

More than ever, we are hearing about how important our immune system is to help us stay healthy. More specifically, a lot of attention has been given to a molecule called antibodies. Scientists are currently running against the clock to harbour the power of antibodies (amongst other immune tools) to design a good vaccine. But […]

How do immune cells talk?

Communication has always been a key characteristic of our society, and it is one of the underlining features of our success. Evolution has allowed us to acquire the ability to speak and but also to develop other types of communications. Verbal, non-verbal, written and visual are a few examples. However, our ability to send information […]

The quest to generate questions: an interview with Dr. Martin J. Richer

Hello, ImmunoThoughts’ readers, welcome to our first interview post! I have to start this post by saying how extremely fortunate I am. I was very lucky to have an amazing mentor for the past 5 years. For me, there was not a doubt about who would be the first person I would like to interview […]

“Gotta Catch ‘Em All”: How immune cells recognize every single pathogen

Think about the number of every single microorganism you have encountered since you were born. Now add to that, all the possible microorganisms you will encounter in the future. If that sounds like a lot, you are completely correct! Now, if you remember from my previous post, I mentioned that our immune cells are able […]