Published in Law and Health Weekly, May 29th, 2004
Stanford University School of Medicine researchers now have a better grasp of this phenomenon, known as graft-vs.-host disease, or GVHD, and have proposed a possible method of prevention: simple ultraviolet light.
In a new animal study, researchers identified the principal culprit in GVHD: an immune cell in the skin known as a Langerhans cell. These cells normally function as flag posts for the immune system, signaling infection-fighting T cells to come to a...
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