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Researchers uncover new piece of the HIV puzzle

New research has revealed that a key immune system component—innate lymphoid cells (ILC)—is destroyed during acute HIV infection. This may play a key role in understanding the progression of the disease from HIV to AIDS. ...

Feb 03, 2016
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Innate immune system

The innate immune system comprises the cells and mechanisms that defend the host from infection by other organisms, in a non-specific manner. This means that the cells of the innate system recognize and respond to pathogens in a generic way, but unlike the adaptive immune system, it does not confer long-lasting or protective immunity to the host. Innate immune systems provide immediate defense against infection, and are found in all classes of plant and animal life.

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