Protective mechanism against atherosclerosis discovered

https://ift.tt/2LHzpnJ Immune cells promoting inflammation play a crucial role in the development of atherosclerosis. Scientists showed that a survival factor for those cells has also anti-inflammatory functions and a protective role in atherosclerosis. The study, published in Circulation, provides valuable new insight for atherosclerosis research and suggests a hitherto unknown, inherited risk factor for atherosclerosis.

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