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When associated with tumors, immune cells known as macrophages can be both good and bad: they can help cancer spread and curb its growth.

When associated with tumors, immune cells known as macrophages can be both good and bad: they can help cancer spread and curb its growth.

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Rheumatoid arthritis and coronary artery disease share a common culprit: an important type of immune cell, called a macrophage, that has gone haywire. Stanford investigators have zeroed in on a molecular defect in macrophages' metabolic process that drives both disorders.

Rheumatoid arthritis and coronary artery disease share a common culprit: an important type of immune cell, called a macrophage, that has gone haywire. Stanford investigators have zeroed in on a molecular defect in macrophages' metabolic process that drives both disorders.

People with food allergies can be gradually desensitized to foods that trigger reactions, clinical trials at Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research have shown.

People with food allergies can be gradually desensitized to foods that trigger reactions, clinical trials at Stanford’s Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research have shown.

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Immune cells spot cancer cells by locating proteins called antigens. Now, researchers have developed a new tool that will help them identify those antigens.

Immune cells spot cancer cells by locating proteins called antigens. Now, researchers have developed a new tool that will help them identify those antigens.