2014 CVM News: Invading worms cause the body to shut down defenses
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This news item from the Cornell Chronicle is about: When parasitic worms invade muscle tissue, white blood cells called eosinophils rush to the scene. A study published in the Journal of Immunology this month reveals that these cells actually start a chain reaction that stops the body from launching a chemical attack on the worm, enabling the parasite to make a home within the muscle.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals.; Appleton, Judith; Huang, Lu; Buckley, Merry R.; Cornell Chronicle