A macrophage is a type of white blood cell that surrounds and kills microorganisms, removes dead cells, and stimulates the action of other immune system cells.
Mice study has revealed a formerly unknown interaction between an immune cell protein and molecules extracted from dietary fiber.
Pollution particles, including metals, have been found in the placentas of fifteen women in London, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.
Allergy is one of the most common diseases in Europe, it is estimated that more than 150 million Europeans suffer from recurring allergies and by 2025 this could have increased to half of the entire European population.
A major percentage of COVID-19 cases have become so severe that hospital admissions have become mandatory for both monitoring and treatment.
Macrophages are white blood cells that, depending on the signals they get from the immune system, become specialized in either increasing or decreasing inflammation.
A congenital disorder of the fat metabolism can apparently cause chronic hyperreaction of the immune system. This is the conclusion reached by researchers from the University of Bonn in a recent study.
Most traditional cancer therapies target either the tumor cells themselves or indiscriminately kill any rapidly dividing cell.
Scientists are working overtime to find an effective treatment for COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.
Osteoclasts are bone-dissolving cells that are extracted from a type of immune cell referred to as macrophages which are required for the maintenance of bones.
Dendritic cells are one of our bodies' first line of defense and are stationed like sentinels at all surfaces, as well as in most of our organs.
Macrophages are immune cells that patrol the body looking for potential threats like viruses, bacteria, and cancer cells, and engulf and destroy them.
Tiny biohybrid robots on the micrometer scale can swim through the body and deliver drugs to tumors or provide other cargo-carrying functions.
A team at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, working in partnership with researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, has discovered a new molecular mechanism mediated by nuclear receptors that determines the identity and expansion of macrophages--one of the cell types that act as immune sentinels in the body.
Researchers have discovered that pancreatic cells, producing lipids, can create their own autoimmune ending. This article looks at how this is possible.