Contact: Stefan H.E. Kaufmann
Caption: The human immune system in action. This colored scanning electron microscope image shows a white blood cell (dyed red) in the act of destroying tuberculosis bacteria (yellow). The bacteria are surrounded by the cell membrane of the scavenger cell, then drawn inside and rendered harmless – ideally, forever.
Credit: MPI for Infection Biology/Volker Brinkmann
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