White Blood Cells Found to Play Key Role in Controlling Red Blood Cell Levels, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Study  
3/18/2013 7:32:50 AM

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that macrophages -- white blood cells that play a key role in the immune response -- also help to both produce and eliminate the body's red blood cells (RBCs). The findings could lead to novel therapies for diseases or conditions in which the red blood cell production is thrown out of balance.