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The immune system does an outstanding job most of the time. To provide such excellent protection against bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi, our immune system must continuously learn.
Innate immunity cells quickly respond to invaders and can deal with over 90% of infections.
These cells recognize invaders by looking for broadly shared patterns, such as common molecules...
When the innate response fails to deal with an invasion, the adaptive immunity takes over. The adaptive cell looks for a specific pattern. It could be a particular protein on the surface of ...
Innate immune cells are changed by previous infections or vaccination through trained immunity.
Because innate learning changes innate immune cells, infection by one invader can chan...
Studies suggest the immune learning is strongly affected by environmental factors, like diet, lifestyle, surroundings, and previous infections.
But this provides hope that we can improve imm...
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Immunity is defined as the set of defenses, that our bodies possess, which has the role to protect us against pathogens and to fight against infections.
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By the so-called 'clonal selection', enough antibodies are built up in order to help our organism fight off colds or different diseases.
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