When we talk about the immune system and immune cells and and immune balance, it’s natural to picture such things in conceptual, abstract, fuzzy renderings. What’s an immune system look like? How do leukocytes get around?
Some lab research published this month details new visualization technology that shows how a cell (marked with the white sphere) moves and devolves within a cluster of neutrophil cells (in green) in a rat lung. Neutrophils are a class of white blood cells that kill and digest micro-organisms.
The immune system cellular function is real…and now visible. The thing is, with immune balance, you don’t want these immune cells doing this kind of job on healthy cells or on benign, non-threatening substances that enter the body. That’s where bad things…health problems…start happening.