'Demolition Handshakes' Kill Precursor T Cells that Pose Autoimmune Dangers

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A healthy human T cell. Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease / National Institutes of Health

Three T-cells attack a cancer cell in this artist's depiction.

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Under the microscope, tiny pipettes tug at living cells to exert forces on their structures, measure those forces and observe the consequences for the cells. Credit: Georgia Tech / Allison Carter

Cheng Zhu in his lab at Georgia Tech stands over a microscope station set up to observe forces researchers exert and measure on structures of living cells. Georgia Tech / Allison Carter

Cheng Zhu is a Regents Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University. Credit: Allison Carter