Clayton Mathews, a researcher at the University of Florida has been able to capture human t -cells (white blood cells) attacking and destroying human beta cells (insulin-producing cells) modeling what happens in the body during an auto-immune attack. How did he and his team do it?
They used aerospace and materials engineering to create a new medium that suspends the cells in a 3-D space. This creates an environment where the t-cells are free to move around the beta cells as they would in the body.
The results are remarkable to watch.
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