Plastic nanoparticles could neutralize neutrophils, tricky cells that can complicate immune response

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12/15/2017 12:12 PM EST

The Discovery Files

Experiments in mice suggest that simple plastic nanoparticles, delivered by IV, may be able to keep a type of immune cell — called a neutrophil — too busy to cause inflammation. Diseases in which neutrophils cause excessive inflammation include sepsis and atherosclerosis, or the hardening of the …

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