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About kill3rtcell

I'm in my third year of a PhD studying how cells of the immune systems respond and develop to different invaders, and how they form memory. In 2011 I received first class honours in Immunology, and the year before completed a Bachelor of Science, with majors in Immunology and Microbiology, and minors in molecular biology and biochemistry. I love learning about the systems the body uses to protect us from disease, and explaining concepts. I'm hoping to share the appreciation that comes from understanding the immune system by explaining in easy, accessible language some of the basics of its function.

But most of the people who got the disease were vaccinated for it!

I’ve moved to the domain thelymphosite.com – find today’s post linked below. But most of the people who got the disease were vaccinated for it!. Advertisements

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Waning pertussis immunity in England/Wales, and bad reporting in Australia

A new study has come out from the UK, assessing the case for the National Health Service adding an adolescent booster of the pertussis vaccine to the schedule. I’m sure many of us in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, … Continue reading

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The Anti-Vaccination Network’s talk at the Healthy Lifestyle Expo

Yes, She Actually Said That On the 25th of May 2014, the spokesperson for the Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network (AVSN, formerly the Australian Vaccination Network), Meryl Dorey presented a talk, Vaccinations – Do They Really Save Lives? at the Healthy Lifestyle … Continue reading

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Why as a researcher in medical science I oppose Hockey’s billions for medical research

Originally posted on The Slender Twig:
We have all heard the mantra: prevention is the best cure. When it comes to medicine and medical research this is very much true. And it is not vexing why. Regular exercise, while admittedly…

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Whooping cough bacterium loses expression of a key vaccine target

This post is a discussion of the April 2014 study showing Australian pertussis bacteria to be losing expression of the vaccine target pertactin. The post describing the evidence that the pertussis vaccine does not increase susceptibility to parapertussis is here. … Continue reading

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Death threats and threats of harm incited by the Australian Vaccination Network (NSFW)

Originally posted on reasonablehank:
One of Meryl Dorey’s trump whines has always been the cry that she has been the target of death threats and threats of harm from people who are real people. That being the case I wanted…

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‘Vaccine resistant’ pertussis – in a way, yes. In a more accurate way, no.

This post is a discussion of the February 2013 report from Philadelphia that the pertussis bacterium may be losing expression of the vaccine target protein pertactin, and the implications of such a loss. A discussion of the April 2014 paper that found most … Continue reading

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