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General Eisenhower Would Be Proud


University of Cambridge researchers have filmed killer T-cells as they attack cancer cells and transfer toxic enzymes to them via the centrosome, reports New Scientist. Researcher Gillian Griffiths tells New Scientist that this shows how powerful and accurate killer T-cells are. "You have to focus that secretion incredibly accurately and we found that the centrosome goes right up to the membrane at the point where the secretion is delivered to make that happen," she says. The researchers hope this work will help them find ways to exploit a patient's natural immunity in the fight against cancer.

The Scan

Support for Moderna Booster

An FDA advisory committee supports authorizing a booster for Moderna's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, CNN reports.

Testing at UK Lab Suspended

SARS-CoV-2 testing at a UK lab has been suspended following a number of false negative results.

J&J CSO to Step Down

The Wall Street Journal reports that Paul Stoffels will be stepping down as chief scientific officer at Johnson & Johnson by the end of the year.

Science Papers Present Proteo-Genomic Map of Human Health, Brain Tumor Target, Tool to Infer CNVs

In Science this week: gene-protein-disease map, epigenomic and transcriptomic approach highlights potential therapeutic target for gliomas, and more