By: Nadeemy Haded
British scientists discovered, by chance, a new type of immune cell that fights most types of cancer, which could lead to significant progress in the course of treatment.
The newspaper "Telegraph" British researchers at the University of "Cardiff" were analyzing blood samples and searching for immune cells that can fight bacteria, before they found a completely new type of "T cell."
T cells form a group of blood lymphocytes, and play a key role in cellular immunity.
The team of researchers said that after the new immune cell was subjected to experiments in the laboratory, it was found that it is able to eliminate most types of cancer, including the prostate, breast and lungs.
In this regard, Professor Andrew Sewell, the lead author of the study and expert on T cells, said it was "not unusual" to find a cell with huge potential to fight cancer.