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Mar 11, 2022

A new type of killer T-cell can stop attacks on healthy tissue

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A team of scientists has discovered a brand new form of human T cell that suppresses attacks on healthy tissues, which could lead to treatments for illnesses ranging from lupus to cancer.

In case you forgot, T cells are one of the most significant white blood cells in the immune system, playing a crucial role in adaptive immune response. They can kill diseased or malignant cells; however, studies in mice have shown that some of these cells may also kill T cells responsible for orchestrating autoimmune responses.

For years, scientists have believed that humans share the same cells, but until now, no one had been able to verify their existence.

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