Research shows cells influence their own destiny

Oz Research of Note (in progress)

In a major shake-up of scientists’ understanding of what determines the fate of cells, Melbourne-based medical researchers have shown that cells have some control over their own destiny. The researchers drew their conclusion after studying B cells, immune system cells that can make antibodies.

Prof Phil Hodgkin, Dr Mark Dowling, Dr Cameron Wellard, Ms Jie Zhou, Immunology Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research