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Activating T cells' response to disease


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The immune system's T cells have the unique ability to find diseased cells in the body and destroy them. But it has long been a mystery how T cells are able to transform roles from hunter to attacker.

Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have uncovered the mechanism by which the switch takes place. This animation explains how the process works.


 
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