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How damaging immune cells develop during tuberculosis

Insights into how harmful white blood cells form during tuberculosis infection point to novel targets for pharmacological interventions, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Valentina Guerrini and Maria Laura Gennaro of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and colleagues. Foam cells are a type of ... Read More »

Cancer cells deploy “drones” to battle immune system

The study, published in the journal Nature, shows that far for being just a lump of cells growing out of control, cancer cells participate in active combat with the immune system for their own survival. The small vesicles called exosomes circulating in the blood and armed with proteins called PD-L1 ... Read More »

Zinc Deficiency in Humans affecting Immune System

Zinc deficiency is a significant public health problem in developing countries. While, the realization on health significance of zinc nutrition was spurred only in early 2000, in India we have not even started to address this problem meaningfully. Primarily, the reason behind this is that when the Gazette of India ... Read More »