Category Archives: Introduction to the immune system

02 ā€“ Innate immunity

In order for the immune system to respond to microbes like viruses or bacteria, and not to our own tissues, it needs to recognise them as foreign. How does our immune system do this, and what are the consequences? Throughout … Continue reading

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01 – What is the immune system?

The immune system is the collective term for the many mechanisms the body uses to protect us from infection. It isnā€™t one thing, but rather a complex system of many molecules, cells and organs which interact in very specific ways … Continue reading

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