Cell research to aid diagnosis of arthritis in kids

14 July 2017 | Research

Prof Salvatore Albani of Duke-NUS Medical School and his team at the SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre have uncovered a specific type of immune cells that could be used to predict if a patient will respond to treatment. This group of regulatory T (Treg) cells – a subset of white blood cells that helps regulate the immune system – promotes joint inflammation when there are too many of them.