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The marathon runners of the immune system (Pinschewer Lab)


T cells remove infected or cancerous body cells. (Image: iStock)

When it comes to chronic infections and cancer, a particular type of immune cell plays a central role in our defenses. Researchers at the University of Basel have uncovered the key to the tenacity of these immune cells in coping with the marathon that is fighting a chronic infection. Their results lay the foundations for more effective therapies and vaccination strategies.

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