2011-04-29 - Scientists Discover How WhiteBloodCells Detect Infectious Invaders
Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have discovered how a molecular receptor on the surface of whitebloodcells identifies when invading fungi have established direct contact with the cell surface and pose an infectious threat.
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2014-09-11 - Simple Method Turns Human Skin Cells Into Infection-Fighting WhiteBloodCells
For the first time, scientists have turned human skin cells into transplantable whitebloodcells... Institute, could let researchers create therapies that introduce into the body new whitebloodcells capable of attacking diseased or can
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2010-12-09 - Scientists Identify New Step in Activation of WhiteBloodCells to Fight Infection
Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a previously unrecognized step in the activation of infection-fighting whitebloodcells, the main immunity troops in the body's war on bacteria, viruses and foreign proteins.
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2013-07-17 - Discovery of New Class of WhiteBloodCells Uncovers Target for Better Vaccine Design
Scientists at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) have discovered a new class of whitebloodcells in human lung and gut tissues that play a critical role as the first line of defence against harmful fungal and bacterial infections
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2013-11-12 - Researchers Discover a Powerful Mechanism that Keeps WhiteBloodCells from Going Rogue
The immune system is a double-edged sword. While its primary role is to fight infections, it can also become overactive, leading to problems like allergies and autoimmune diseases.
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2014-02-12 - Researchers Find Source of New Lineage of Immune Cells
The elusive progenitor cells that give rise to innate lymphoid cells—a recently discovered group of infection-fighting whitebloodcells—have been identified in fetal liver and adult bone marrow of mice, researchers from the University of Chicago report early online in the journal Na
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2012-07-16 - Helper T Cells, Not Killer T Cells, Might Be Responsible for Clearing Hepatitis A Infection
Helper cells traditionally thought to only assist killer whitebloodcells may be the frontline warriors when battling hepatitis A infection. These are the findings from a Nationwide Children’s Hospital study appearing in a recent issue of the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
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2010-11-17 - Cholesterol Lowering Statins Boost Bacteria Killing Cells
killing properties of whitebloodcells.
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2010-08-26 - Macrophages The Defense Cells That Regulate Immunity and Help Heal Wounds
The term “macrophage” conjures images of a hungry whitebloodcell gobbling invading bacteria. However, macrophages do much more than that: Not only do they act as antimicrobial warriors, they also play critical roles in immune regulation and wound-healing. They can respond to a variety of cellular
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2014-12-08 - Macrophages Chase Neutrophils Away From Wounds to Resolve Inflammation
Macrophages are best known for their Pac Man-like ability to gobble up cellular debris and pathogens in order to thwart infection. A new study in The Journal of Cell Biology describes how these immune cells also help resolve inflammation by inducing whitebloodcells called neutrophi
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