About: We offer full service options for processing of formaldehyde-fixed and cryopreserved tissues. Our technical staff would be pleased to process, embed, section and stain (standard histological stains and immunohistochemical stains). Our experienced staff can also work with you to develop new stains. If you would prefer to simply employ our equipment and have your laboratory staff section and stain, we are please to offer equipment rental on a pay-as-you-go basis. Please contact Carl Richards for more information on our histological services.
Achievements: A new type of memory immune cell provides a novel target for vaccine development, McMaster researchers find:
The research, led by McMaster University professor and immunologist Dr. Zhou Xing, revealed that these cells – known as innate immune cells – were capable of forming immunological memories following viral lung infections. It also shed new lights on how such innate immune memory formed. Specifically, the study found that induction of memory macrophages in the lung was intimately linked to the works of adaptive T cells during the early effector phase of host responses.
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