Medical research

A specific subset of immune cells that mitigates kidney damage

The immune system is highly complex. For example, a particular class of cells called mononuclear phagocytes (MNPs) plays important roles in the uptake and disposal of damaged cells, the elimination of invasive pathogens and ...

Medical research

The 'signal cell' relaying microbiota signals discovered

Microorganisms are considered dirty organism that threaten our health, decay food and cause inconvenience in our daily life. However, they are playing a critical role in making nutrients by metabolizing food, allowing all ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV-infected cells persist in CSF in individuals on long-term ART

(HealthDay)—About half of HIV-positive individuals on long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART) have HIV-infected cells in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to a study published online July 15 in the Journal of Clinical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taking the 'killer' out of natural killer cells

The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles employs a powerful strategy of immune evasion, inhibiting the ability of natural killer cells to destroy infected cells and produce molecules that help control viral infection, ...

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