Image of the Month: T-Cell Army

Published in Fundamentals - Fundamentals April 2020
This image reveals how tumor cells produce antigens that are captured by the immune system. Dendritic cells process these antigens and present them to the body's T cells, activating them. Once this process happens, the T cells multiply and locate the tumor, releasing factors to kill it.

Image by Edmond Alexander and Cynthia Turner
Digital Illustration

This photo is part of a series that appears in the "Images from Science 3" exhibition.