Saturday, 19 September 2009

Fixing the heart

By JonThm on Jonathan Thomason

When you are ill, you are subject to an infection and its host specific pathogen leaders. These don’t do any harm; they just make life easier for the pathogen.
When it is gone, these can remain as a viral or bacterial rump.
Bacterial rumps cause heart disease, and only form as the immune system shuts down too soon. This is an easy fix!
We give a drip of IL-2 and IL-4, and this causes the white blood cells to remove all rumps – which are seen as non-native.
So we fix heart disease. Until you next infection that is!

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