Spleen

Antibody-producing cells discovered in spleen

Researchers have discovered a type of cells in human spleen that are essential for the production of antibodies, paving way for development of new vaccines to fight meningitis and pneumonia.

Feb 24, 2014, 19:39 PM IST

Gene mutation behind missing spleen in newborns identified

Scientists have identified the defective gene responsible for a rare disorder in which children are born without a spleen, which makes them susceptible to life-threatening bacterial infections.

Apr 12, 2013, 18:42 PM IST