July 21, 2021
by Cardiff University
Scientists at Cardiff University have uncovered a way of "fine-tuning" the body's immune response to viral infections at the level of individual T-cells.
T-cells play a crucial role in how the body responds to infection—and have become a key focus for scientists during the COVID-19 pandemic as they hunt for ways to kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
In this study, the researchers uncovered more about how these cells and their receptors work, which could help vaccine designers to perfect the immune response.