Lungs enlist immune cells to fight infections in capillaries

Neutrophils are quick in combatting bloodstream pathogens, study in mice finds

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ON TRACK  Neutrophils (red) crawl along the walls of capillaries in a mouse lung (tracks shown in blue). In mice deficient in a key protein, these immune cells couldn’t move as far (left) as those in mice that had the protein (right).

B.G. Yipp et al/Science Immunology 2017

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