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Will scientist be able to understand how T cells work and be able to improve their ability?

Immune response mechanism described for fate determination of T cells
This knowledge can aid vaccine development, treatment of infections and moderation of autoimmune disease
Date:
I hope they will.
September 13, 2018
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
Summary:
Researchers have detailed a mechanism that sets the stage for the fate decision that gives rise to two major subsets of effector cells: T follicular helper cells and non-T follicular helper cells, known as Tfh and non-Tfh cells.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180913150044.htm

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It sounds like they'll be able to trigger the production of more effective antibodies.
That's a good thing. Antibodies are better at targeting specific invaders than antibiotics and antivirals. Plus, the body remembers what needs to be done. Where antibiotics have to be readministered.
Antibodies also don't quit until the threat is eradicated, so there's less chance of the bug becoming resistant.

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