Immune Cells Take Divergent Paths When Fighting Infections

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 02:00 PM EST

... How do immune cells decide to respond to invading microbes by either fighting to the death or becoming the body's memory for future infections? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that immune cells can differ in their inheritance of molecules that regulate cell fate, and therefore what role they play in fighting infection. [click link for full article] ...