Researchers exploring the nature of immunity after vaccination against Streptococcus pneumoniae have discovered that a specific type of white blood cell called neutrophils plays a more critical role than was previously known.
With COVID-19 tests and testing materials in short supply across the nation, researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences have joined together to help compensate for the shortage.
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