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White blood cell squeezing through endothelial cells (grey) on its way out of the blood vessel walls. The actin cytoskeleton of both cells is exposed; the white blood cell nucleus is shown in brown and the large actin rich extension that dismantles the endothelial actin is shown in yellow
26.01.2017

White blood cells push their way through barriers to get to infection sites

cell and numbers. Image: Thinkstock
12.09.2012

The study explains why certain patients develop severe infections after chemotherapy and points to ways of averting this side-effect
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Electron microscope image of an effector cell inserting several appendages through endothelial cell membranes
30.01.2012

Hidden “exit signs” ensure that only certain white blood cells can find them.

Electron microscope image of an effector cell inserting several  appendages through endothelial cell membranes
15.12.2011

Keeping chemical signals inside the cells lining blood vessels ensures that only specially trained immune cells will find them...

A scanning electron microscope image of a white blood cell with “legs”
01.10.2009

White blood cells "walk" on tiny legs

Weizmann Institute Scientists Show White Blood Cells Move like Millipedes
04.05.2009
How do white blood cells – immune system ‘soldiers’ – get to the site of infection or injury? To do so, they must crawl...
Prof. Idit Shachar
02.05.2008
Blocking a white blood cell receptor helps leukemia cells die
 
Help on the Way
01.10.2007
Institute scientists reveal the mechanics of a braking system that helps white blood cells stop at the right...
(l-r) Parameswaran Ramakrishnan, Dr. Wangxia Wang, Prof. David Wallach, Tehila Ben Moshe and Dr. Tae Bong Kang. Resisting death
01.05.2005

A cell "death" gene may also be crucial for cellular life

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