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Scientists discover new bacterial defence mechanism in the lungs.

A new study from Karolinska Institutet presents a previously unknown immunological mechanism that protects humans against bacterial infections in the lungs. The study shows that healthy lungs contain Interleukin-26, a messenger substance that is further increased by local exposure to a bacterial compound, which in turn increases the mobilisation of anti-bacterial white blood cells. The research team now hope that

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