We’ve discovered a whole new defence system against germs in our noses

By | November 12, 2018
Your nose is armed and ready

Your nose is armed and ready


It’s been right behind our noses all along but we’ve only just discovered it. When the cells inside your nose sense danger, they release billions of tiny sacs filled with bacteria-killing weapons into the mucus lining.

These sacs not only kill bacteria directly, they also warn other cells of the danger and even help arm them against the invaders. This defence system has never been identified before.

“We have demonstrated in a live patient that the immune system reaches outside of the body, and actually goes and …

New Scientist – Health

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