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News Release 07-059

"Nurse Cells" Make Life and Death Decisions for Infection-Fighting Cells

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Developing T cells, or thymocytes, are engulfed within a "nurse" cell.

Thymocytes are taken up by thymic "nurse" cells.

Credit: Jerry Guyden, CUNY