Sunday, January 2, 2011
Fun-a-day 2, more WBC's
Briefly, lymphocytes are recognized as a main type of cell that kills viruses, and include T-cells and B-cells. I like to think of monocytes as a kind of "garbage collector", as among other immune system duties, they're good at "phagocytosing", or eating up infected cells and foreign debris in the body. Lymphocytes are the second most common white blood cell (WBC), and monocytes the third.
Unfortunately, I just have to add, in this litigious day and age, that I am NOT a current medical professional, this is an art blog post, and in no way should you use any of this information for anything even remotely medical related. Whew...
On a more positive note, I'm having a really "fun-a-day" time with this, and am excited about doing more of these. I also am realizing that I need to buy a pair of curved embroidery scissors, as my little straight ones just can't cut the thread close enough to the surface of the fabric. After changing my spool and bobbin a whole bunch of times already for this project, I'm learning that I'd better get used to that too!!
See ya tomorrow!