University of Washington MS Study Reveals How Killer T Cells Learn to Recognize Nerve Fiber Insulators  
1/14/2013 6:57:10 AM

Misguided killer T cells may be the missing link in sustained tissue damage in the brains and spines of people with multiple sclerosis, findings from the University of Washington reveal. Cytoxic T cells, also known as CD8+ T cells, are white blood cells that normally are in the body's arsenal to fight disease.