Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:46
A new study by Case Western Reserve University researchers seeks to determine exactly how the mouth thwarts certain oral diseases. The research team wanted to extract single rare immune cells to learn how the mouth reduces infection and inflammation.
By looking at the techniques of the white blood cells, researchers want to discover more about preventing such issues as oral cancer, cardiovascular disease, AIDS, and other diseases.
Previously studying and growing immune cells from blood was the best way to accomplish this. By studying tissue immune cells, researchers may determine how they function at the infection site.