In recent work from the Kaech lab, researchers demonstrated that long-term immunity in the lungs can be more easily activated than previously thought—a finding that could help address infections like influenza or COVID-19. This defense is mounted in lung tissue (green) by specialized immune cells, called killer T cells (blue), surrounded by other lung immune cells (red). (See Discoveries to learn more.)
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