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a study from researchers led by Columbia University identifies a previously unknown subset of AMs, dubbed nerve and airway associated macrophages or NAMs, specialized to the airways of the lungs to provide pulmonary immunoregulation of an overactive AM-induced inflammatory response. The team states the newly discovered NAMs regulate the cytokine-based inflammation produced by AMs during a lung infection and could provide new information on cytokine storms linked to lung damage and death in influenza or coronavirus patients.

Newly discovered lung-only immune cells may have implications for coronavirus.

Our immune system, consisting of proteins, microbes, and specialized immune cells known as white blood cell cells, is crucial for survival. Macrophages are a white blood cell engulfing and destroying … Continue Reading Newly discovered lung-only immune cells may have implications for coronavirus.

Previously unknown immune cell identified, which protects against lung infections during chemotherapy.

It is known that chemotherapy drugs kill dividing cells, including cells in the bone marrow that give rise to different immune cells. However, this can lead to a dramatic reduction … Continue Reading Previously unknown immune cell identified, which protects against lung infections during chemotherapy.

Novel nanoparticle enables MRI to visualize pancreas inflammation in T1 diabetes for the first time.

A pilot study led by researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Massachusetts General Hospital have revealed that it is possible to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to image … Continue Reading Novel nanoparticle enables MRI to visualize pancreas inflammation in T1 diabetes for the first time.

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