International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day Is On May 12, 2018
Thomas Hennessy, Jr., selected May 12th to be our international awareness day back in 1992. He knew that May 12th had also been the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She was the English army nurse who helped to found the Red Cross as well as the first school of nursing in the world.
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HUGE NEWS! OMF grants $1.2M to Ramp Up Collaborative Research Center at Stanford University

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by Ben H, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. wastwater

    wastwater Senior Member

    Do these T cells have to be targeting something could they just be activated
  2. Ben H

    Ben H OMF Correspondent

    I think if my biochem serves me correctly, T cells are activated by cells which can have antigen/ antigen fragments on the surface such as macrophages, b cells etc.

    So as far as I know, they have to be activated by something, and that can vary depending on what antigen(s) we are talking about. Here, I think the hope is that it may be a specific response/antigen(s) etc that can be back-traced, so to speak.

    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017
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