Then, by transplanting donor bone-marrow along with the kidney, they were able to keep T cells from attacking the kidney.
They are trying to customize B cells with proteins specific to certain type of cancer so they can grow T cells in the lab that will attack that cancer.
Someone without HIV would have a normal T cell count of a thousand cells or more, but the virus becomes part of these white blood cells.
Jodi Picoult -- Change of Heart
For scientists doing research that wasn’t cell-specific, like investigating the effects of radiation on DNA, not knowing what kind of cell they were working on might not affect the outcome of their research.
Rebecca Skloot -- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks