Broad-Spectrum T Cells Can Fight Viruses Post Transplants

June 26, 2014 4:53 AM

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Broad-Spectrum T Cells Can Fight Viruses Post Transplants

Researchers have identified an effective and rapid response to protect the patient from developing multiple infections at once and the patients who receive bone marrow transplant are vulnerable to fatal infections.

Scientists are developing a way to inject designer immune cells into transplant patients to help fight off severe viral infections. Broad-spectrum T cells appear to effectively treat the viral infections that commonly follow a hematopoietic stem cell transplant, researchers reported.

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