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Rod-shaped Particles Could Curb Out-of-Control Immune Cells Responsible for COVID-19 Deaths

News   Jun 11, 2020 | Original story from the University of Michigan

 
Rod-shaped Particles Could Curb Out-of-Control Immune Cells Responsible for COVID-19 Deaths

White blood cells called neutrophils, tagged with fluorescent red dye, eat spheres or rods that have been tagged with green dye. Because neutrophils are more willing to eat rods than are other immune cells, an injection of rod-shaped particles could be used to target neutrophils specifically. Earlier work in mice from the Eniola-Adefeso group suggests that injections of spheres can reduce excessive inflammation in the lungs. Credit: Hanieh Safari, Eniola-Adefeso Lab, University of Michigan

 
 
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