Scientist Discovers Sling and 'Lasso' Mechanism Used by Inflammatory Cells (video) La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Klaus Ley, M.D., a scientist at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, has discovered a key step in the journey of inflammation-producing immune cells (shown here), which are the underlying cause of many diseases. In this remarkable video, taken using pioneering imaging technology, Dr. Ley reveals how inflammatory cells use a membrane sling and "lasso" to hold their ground in high blood flow in the vessel wall. The bottom video, showing a mouse neutrophil, was published today in Nature. Better understanding of these processes could lead to new ways to fight disease. Credit Video and artist's rendering courtesy of La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology Usage Restrictions If using, please reference La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and Nature. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.