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How a few drops of blood led to a breakthrough in immunology

20:00 EDT 4 Jul 2017 | AAAS

(McGill University Health Centre) Scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre may have cracked the code to understanding the function of special cells called regulatory T Cells. These cells control and regulate our immune system to prevent excessive reactions. The findings, published in Science Immunology, could have a major impact in our understanding and treatment of all autoimmune diseases and most chronic inflammatory diseases as well as broader conditions such as asthma, allergies and cancer.

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