How the Immune System Learns from Harmless Particles

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University of Bonn researchers demonstrate how tiny, innocuous particles strengthen the immune response

Andreas Schlitzer - from LIMES at the University of Bonn is studying immune cell
Andreas Schlitzer - from LIMES at the University of Bonn is studying immune cells together with his working group. Photo: Barbara Frommann / University of Bonn all’images in original size .
Our lungs are bombarded by all manner of different particles every single day. Whilst some are perfectly safe for us, others-known as pathogens-have the potential to make us ill. The immune system trains its response whenever it encounters such a pathogen. Yet researchers at the University of Bonn have now shown that even harmless particles help to improve the immune response and have published their results in the journal "Nature Immunology."

An adult takes around 12 breaths a minute, filling their lungs with life-giving air. ...
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