News tagged with tonsils

Tonsils make T cells, too, study shows

A new study provides evidence that a critical type of immune cell can develop in human tonsils. The cells, called T lymphocytes, or T cells, have been thought to develop only in the thymus, an organ of the immune system that ...

Mar 05, 2012
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Oral HPV infection, HPV-related cancers more common in men

Oral HPV infection is more common among men than women, explaining why men are more prone than women to develop an HPV related head and neck cancer, according to a study presented at the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer ...

Jan 26, 2012
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