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assisting; symbiotic.

helper lymphocytes
see helper lymphocyte.
helper substance
soluble proteins that regulate the responses of other cells to antigens. More properly called cytokine; see also lymphokine.
helper T cells
see helper lymphocyte.
helper virus
one that helps a defective virus to complete its replication cycle in infected cells.

Patient discussion about helper

Q. My Grandmother was recently diagnosied with diverticulitis, do you think she should resume her job as a helper or should she stop working and stay home ,She is in her late seventies? if she should even return to work the day should be cut and the work as well don't you think so too?

A. Diverticulitis is definitely treatable. If your grandmother is of sound mind please let her be active as long as possible. I just retired at 70 but I feel like I could have worked another 10 years. Activity and being needed is the key to staying young.

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We have identified the molecular switch that enables CD4 T cells to override their programming as helper cells and transform into cytolytic (killer) cells," said La Jolla Institute scientist and study co-leader Hilde Cheroutre, Ph.
The two officers administered first aid on the women in an effort to keep them alive until the ambulance could arrive, successfully getting the domestic helper to start breathing again.
We're asking parents to send in photographs of their little ones to appear in a special Santa's Little Helper supplement in January.
Helpers are volunteers who give around three hours a week to lend a listening ear, talk through worries, provide information about local services and simply keep people company.
Since the lung is related to the gut - both are exposed to the environment - we asked if natural helper cells might also be in the lung and be important in asthma," said lead researcher Dr Dale Umetsu, from the Children's Hospital Boston.
Volunteers interested in working as a helper for a pilgrim complete an application that is reviewed by ASCPG staff to determine whether they will be selected.
I segregated data for observer-monitored nests by whether the nest was found in the egg or the nestling stage, and further by year and group helper status (groups with no helpers vs.
Successful entry-level drillers with the company can expect to work six weeks at a stretch, 12-hours a day, pulling in as much as $4,000 per month as a driller's helper.
In sharp contrast, the typical employed female employer earns nine times (or more) the wage of her helper.
Researchers now have evidence that CTLs indeed attack HIV in lymph tissue and seem to distinguish between healthy and infected helper T cells.
He added that the helper fell onto the room used for building electricity generators and her hand was cut off.
2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Driver's Little Helper, a revolutionary new stand-alone smartphone-enabled car seat system, will monitor and alert parents and caregivers if a child leaves the car seat, if the temperature inside the car gets too hot or cold, or if a child is left in the seat for several minutes after the vehicle has stopped moving.