Scientists unlock new secrets of disease-battling immune cells

To better fight disease, there’s much we still need to learn about the intricacies of the immune system. Now Australian scientists have learned the secrets of a special type of immune cell. A team of researchers from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne are investigating how certain infection-fighting cells are produced in the body and how they can be harnessed to strengthen the body’s defences. The study was published today in Nature Immunology. Mysterious cells Tucked behind the lungs, the thymus gland is a small organ that’s part of the lymphatic system. It’s a factory and…
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