New Study Overturns Orthodoxy on How Macrophages Kill Bacteria

Immune cells in animals kill bacteria and other pathogens by secreting poisons known as reactive oxygen species, according to new research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Professor Slauch and his colleagues made this discovery while studying the reaction of mice to Salmonella typhimurium, a common foodborne pathogen.
calendar icon 30 April 2009
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