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Structure of atherosclerotic plaque that shows necrotic center, foam cells, T-lymphocytes inside of cholesterol plaque with walls made of smooth muscle cells and endothelium of blood vessel
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NHLBI in the Press
A T cell is a type of immune cell that normally helps reduce inflammation in the body. But a new study found that when T cells go haywire in atherosclerosis, they secrete immune molecules called cytokines that increase inflammation and further narrow diseased arteries.
Organ transplant photograph
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NHLBI in the Press
Most donor lungs are not suitable for transplantation, but a new technique that uses pigs could revitalize many of those lungs and increase the transplant supply, according to NHLBI-funded research published in Nature Medicine.