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Professor Jan Rehwinkel’s team, from the MRC Human Immunology Unit in the WIMM, have found that human cells use viruses as Trojan horses, transporting a messenger that encourages the immune system to fight the very virus that carries it. Their discovery, published in Science, could have implications for the design of new vaccines.

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