Echoing finkertinks. What allergy shots (and I'm assuming this treatment) do is switch the type of immune response, not necessarily turn it off. The allergic response is mediated by IgE, and the goal is to switch it to an IgG response, which doesn't have the symptoms associated with allergies. » 7/23/14 1:36pm Yesterday 1:36pm

Given the racist tones of some of the comments here, just worth noting that there are environmentalists and wildlife conservationists in China who are fighting these traditions. Times are changing, and this type of thing isn't something that every Chinese person partakes in or agrees with. » 7/23/14 12:25pm Yesterday 12:25pm

Her father seems to be the last author on the linked paper. Does that not make him the senior researcher on the project? Or is this one of the fields that doesn't follow that ordering? Either way, shame on the dad for doing that. Let the kid come up with her own ideas! » 7/22/14 12:13pm Tuesday 12:13pm

As for the random attachment thing, totally. A lot of the studies I see being tried are when they differentiate the cells enough to a point that they're specific to a class of cells/tissue type. Therefore they'd probably traffic to the site they're needed, and differentiate into the needed cell types. » 7/15/14 4:36pm 7/15/14 4:36pm