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White blood cells: Types of WBCs, their role in fighting pathogens and what fluctuations in their numbers could mean
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White blood cells: Types of WBCs, their role in fighting pathogens and what fluctuations in their numbers could mean

White blood cells (WBCs) make up about one percent of all the cells in our blood. These cells make up our immune system and are responsible for fighting infections and pathogenic microbes that enter our body.

Fungal compound beta-glucan can be used to train innate immune system to target cancer cells, says study
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Fungal compound beta-glucan can be used to train innate immune system to target cancer cells, says study

It was also found that after beta-glucan therapy the innate immune system generated a sort of memory which was held inside the bone marrow.

Study on mice shows blood from healthy donor may reduce effects of stroke on brain
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Study on mice shows blood from healthy donor may reduce effects of stroke on brain

The scientists believe that by identifying the most important components in the healthy blood, it would be easy for doctors to target these to either reduce or increase their levels in the blood of the mice

Research finds three distinct immune reactions to coronavirus; severity of COVID-19 disease linked to WBCs
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Research finds three distinct immune reactions to coronavirus; severity of COVID-19 disease linked to WBCs

Based on the clinical data, researchers said, one may be able to predict a patient's immune response to COVID-19 disease, which could also help enroll different types of patients during clinical trials