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Neuroscientists could use brain waves to spur immune cells into action against the disease — but the process is almost too fantastic to believe.
In the fight against viruses and other pathogens, scientists are looking beyond genes and proteins to the complex sugars, or glycans, on cell surfaces.
Taste and smell receptors in unexpected organs monitor the state of the body’s natural microbial health and raise an alarm over invading parasites.
Immunologists confirm an old hunch: T-cells identify what belongs in the body by timing how long they can bind to it.
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