Latest Phagocytes Stories
A team of researchers has devised a Pac-Man-style power pellet that gets normally mild-mannered cells to gobble up their undesirable neighbors.
When golden staph enters our skin it can identify the key immune cells and 'nuke' our body's immune response.
A new study has found that Staphylococcus aureus, one of the many bacteria in our system that can cause a Staph infection, may be able to turn our immune system against us, causing more harm than good.
Alveolar macrophage (AM) function plays a critical role in protecting the lungs from particulate matter inhalation by removing particulates from the airway and secreting elements that facilitate airway repair.
Based on experiments with Mexican salamanders, researchers have found that elements of a salamander’s immune system called macrophages play a key role in enabling the regenerative process.
A multicenter team of researchers, including scientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has developed biodegradable nanoparticles that are capable of delivering inflammation-resolving drugs to sites of tissue injury.
The theory that pigeons' famous skill at navigation is down to iron-rich nerve cells in their beaks has been disproved by a new study published in Nature.
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have discovered previously unsuspected aspects of the guidance system used by the body's first line of defense against infection.
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that certain cells circulating in human blood – so-called monocytes – are extremely sensitive to reactive oxygen species (ROS).
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