Mass Cytometry

New Technology Catalogues Immune Cells in Brain

Knowledge of the brain’s immune system has come a long way since scientists thought the brain was completely cut off from the body’s defenses. Now, using a technique called mass cytometry, researchers have characterized the diverse populations of immune cells ...

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Pinpointing the Culprit

MAPPING THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Mouse spleen section stained with 30 antibodies, but showing only two at a time (left). The schematic on the right uses all 30 antibodies to determine cell types and cell neighborhoods. Using tissue sections, immunologists can consider ...

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