A new pathway to 'reprogram' killer cells

(University of Bern) Killer cells of the immune system detect and kill infected cells or cancer cells. Researchers at the Institute of Pathology at the University of Bern have now discovered that the mechanism by which certain immune cells kill their target cells can also be used to control the killer cells themselves. This finding may be relevant to cancer immunotherapy.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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