Watch as immune cells defeat an infection

A MELBOURNE team have painstakingly stitched together hundreds of microscopic images to create a novel video of immune cells working together to attack and defeat an infection.

By shedding light on the complex cell interactions, researchers hope to improve vaccines.

The video shows the cells, magnified 400-fold and sped-up 300 times, as they attack a herpes simplex virus.

Researchers know that killer T cells (white), helper T cells (green) and dendritic cells (red) interact