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False T-Cell Memories May Aid the Immune Response

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Thursday, February 14, 2013
Memory T cells, because of the sheer speed with which they can respond to an infection, are "the best thing you can have" to protect against a disease, Mark Davis told BioWorld Today. But memory appears to be a misnomer: Davis and his team have shown that every one of more than 20 individuals had memory T cells to viruses they had never been exposed to.

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