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A natural killer (NK) cell and an Okinawan sea sponge walk into a Japanese brewery....
Marine Sponge Leads Researchers To Immune System Regulator
University Of Chicago Medical Center
A Japanese brewery, an Okinawan sea sponge, and some clever detective work have enabled an international research team based at the University of Chicago to solve a biological mystery, and the solution suggests a novel way to boost the body's defenses against cancer.
Discovered less than 10 years ago, natural killer (NK) T cells are unusual because they target lipids, often bound to carbohydrates, rather than proteins....