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Static killers?

Mammals contain cells whose primary function is to kill other cells in the body. The so-called Natural Killer (NK) cells are highly important in defending our bodies against viruses or even cancer. Scientists ...

Sep 06, 2013
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'Dirty' wild mice may be more relevant immunology model

Like humans, mice that live in their natural habitat encounter bacteria and other pathogens that exercise their immune system, yet the lab mice typically used in immunology studies are raised in isolation from most diseases. ...

Sep 08, 2011
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Natural (born) killers: What do they really do?

Our immune systems contain three fundamentally different types of cell: B-cells, T-cells and the mysteriously named Natural Killer cells (NK cells), which are known to be involved in killing tumour cells and other infected ...

Feb 22, 2011
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The immune system and HIV

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers gather to share information about the latest advances in understanding how the oldest part of the body?s immune system might help in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

Jun 25, 2010
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