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In awe of how amazingly complex our immune system is, and how it functions on a cellular level.

Immune

Immune

by Philipp Dettmer

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Have you ever wondered how our body can recover from almost every disease in existence?

Granted we do have the largest medical library in existence, but most drugs help/assist in our recovery.

An analogy would be how tanks could change the fate of a war, but they'd be irrele...

A bacterium inside you can multiple and mutate over generations in the time it takes for you to finish a cup of warm tea for that sore throat.

So how do you counter a weapon that itself adapts multiple times?

T...

PHILIPP DETTMER

For every possible antigen that is possible in the universe, you have the potential to recognize it inside you right now

In order to create such a vast library of solutions for every possible disease that could exist, your immune system does something extraordinarily brute force yet elegant.

It has a small number of gene fragments , each granting the cell the ability to identify a specific type of pr...

Since your immune system creates an infinite amount of cells, it also creates cells that can kill your own cells. Your thymus is crucial for identifying identification.

Your thymus contains a sample of every possible cell in your body, and ...

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