Thursday, March 11, 2010

Go Get 'Em Sheriff

How could you NOT read an article with this headline?

New Research Shows Immune Cells Use Bungee Of Death To Kill Dangerous Cells
Immune cells ensnare dangerous cells that are on the run with a bungee-like nanotube, according to research published in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, by researchers from Imperial College London, shows that natural killer (NK) cells use this bungee to destroy cells that could otherwise escape them. 
Who knew that dangerous cells could be on the run?

Well. This conjures up a whole wild west type thing going on.......Howdy, Sheriff NK. What's happening?

Yee haw! Gonna lasso me a nasty old Escherichia Coli!  *spit*  Usin' one of them newfangled bungee cords. 

You can read the article in it's entirety here.

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