A false-colored yellow neutrophil, one of several types of white blood cells that comprise the body’s immune system, engulfs anthrax bacteria (orange).
How The Immune System Fights Back Against Anthrax Infections
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have uncovered how the body’s immune system launches its survival response to the notorious and deadly bacterium anthrax. The findings, reported online today and published in the June 22 issue of the journal Immunity, describe key emergency signals the body sends out when challenged by a life-threatening infection. (More)
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