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General Eisenhower Would Be Proud


University of Cambridge researchers have filmed killer T-cells as they attack cancer cells and transfer toxic enzymes to them via the centrosome, reports New Scientist. Researcher Gillian Griffiths tells New Scientist that this shows how powerful and accurate killer T-cells are. "You have to focus that secretion incredibly accurately and we found that the centrosome goes right up to the membrane at the point where the secretion is delivered to make that happen," she says. The researchers hope this work will help them find ways to exploit a patient's natural immunity in the fight against cancer.

The Scan

Call to Look Again

More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration.

Not Always Trusted

In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports.

Identified Decades Later

A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports.

Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease

In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.