Kate Latham

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Kate completed her BSc at Newcastle University in 2012, where she specialised in the field of cellular and molecular biology. Once graduated, she went on to join the cancer research team at Southampton University, where she studied the influence of genetic variation on response to monoclonal antibody therapy in cancer patients. After a few years of hands-on research, Kate left the lab to pursue an interest in travel and science writing. Today, she enjoys a freelance career as a Biology content provider and produces medical articles and educational materials for websites and companies around the world.
Microglia are the main immune cells of the CNS

Microglial Cell

Cheek cells are often used in DNA testing

Cheek Cell

Chief cells secrete pepsinogen and gastric lipase in the stomach

Chief Cell

Target cells (AKA codocytes) are red blood cells with a target-like appearance

Target Cells

Acinar cells are enzyme-producing cells of the exocrine pancreas

Acinar Cell

Sertoli cells support the production of sperm cells in the seminiferous tubules

Sertoli Cell

Smudge cells are fragile lymphocytes that rupture during a blood smear test

Smudge Cells

Parietal cells produce hydrochloric acid in the stomach

Parietal Cell

Myeloid Cell

Mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent stem cells

Mesenchymal Stem Cell