July 21, 2021

New study raises prospect of 'fine-tuning' immune response through individual T-cells

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2021-07-22 02:30:07

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.

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