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Natural way to fight infections

A new type of cell that boosts the human body’s ability to fight off infections and life-threatening diseases has been discovered.

Researchers from the Australian National University found a type of cell that recognises lipid antigens, or foreign molecules, which sit on infectious bacteria that invade the body.

Once recognising the lipids, the newly-discovered cell generates antibody responses. According to the researchers, the cell represents a non-chemical based and natural way for the human body to fight off bacteria and infection.

The research is published in two separate papers in the journals Nature Immunology and Immunity.

Read more at Australian National University

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