Cellular Defectors

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Researchers at the University of Cambridge are targeting immune cells that turn into traitors by protecting cancerous tumors rather than fighting against them, according to the New Scientist's Jessica Hamzelou. Little is known about these cellular defectors, which were first discovered in the tumor microenvironment 20 years ago, express fibroblast activation protein, and had not been functionally explored until now, Hamzelou says.

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