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JAN 25, 2013 - Futurity

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Use cells’ suicide alarm to fight bioterrorism

UNC CHAPEL HILL (US) — The alarm system that helps immune system cells destroy invading bacteria points to a potentially new way to protect people from biological weapons, researchers report.Cells in the immune system called macrophages normally engulf and kill intruding bacteria, holding them inside a membrane-bound bag called a vacuole, where they kill and digest them.

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