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Improving Vaccines

Frances Eun-Hyung Lee, MD

Although vaccines can provide years of protection from specific diseases, the effects often wear off over time and require supplemental booster shots. “Why aren’t you protected for your whole life?” The answer may be found in long-lived plasma cells (LLPCs). How can you study something that doesn't survive in a petri dish? Lee has developed a way to keep plasma cells alive in a culture dish.

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