Gastroenterology

How probiotic bacteria benefit the intestine

Interaction between the gut microbiota and the immune system is important for host physiology and susceptibility to disease, but also for the efficacy of e.g., cancer immunotherapies. A multidisciplinary research team have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 increases the chance of getting an autoimmune condition

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can sometimes cause the immune system to mistakenly attack the person's own body. This process, known as "autoimmunity," can damage a number of different organs.

Immunology

New findings on B cells may improve vaccine design

Our bodies can fine-tune the immune response to an infection and make it proportional to the threat at hand. New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden describes how B lymphocytes, the immune cells that make antibodies, ...

Oncology & Cancer

A little radiation goes a long way in heating up cold tumors

A Ludwig Cancer Research study conducted in both mice and a small group of patients with advanced cancers has shown that so-called "cold" tumors that are nearly devoid of immune cells—and therefore unresponsive to immunotherapy—can ...

Oncology & Cancer

New risk factor identified for the most common childhood cancer

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer involving white blood cells known as lymphocytes, is the most common childhood cancer, representing 25% of all cancer diagnoses. It's also one of the leading causes of childhood ...

Oncology & Cancer

Blood cancer cures and care: Addressing leukemia and lymphoma

Every four minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a type of blood cancer, such as lymphoma or leukemia. According to the American Cancer Society's estimates, approximately 60,530 cases of leukemia and 90,000 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Childhood cancer: 3 most common types

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about three of the most common types of cancers in children: acute lymphocytic leukemia, neuroblastoma and pediatric brain tumors.

Oncology & Cancer

What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma?

September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases.

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Lymphocyte

A lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell in the vertebrate immune system.

Under the microscope, lymphocytes can be divided into large lymphocytes and small lymphocytes. Large granular lymphocytes include natural killer cells (NK cells). Small lymphocytes consist of T cells and B cells.

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