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Postby AMF8 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:44 am

anyone know why the hype about the interferon died out? i know before the interferon was not able to be produced in serious amounts, but nowadays (via genetic engineering) we can form them seperately in a dish somewhere and then administer large amounts of pure interferon.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:52 pm

Hello AMF8,

It seems that you deal with Immunology and an advance in culturing :wink: Otherwise, I am a beginner on that field. I am really interested in Immunology, well to be precise it is Immunology, and I would like to discuss things of that field with you, of course if you do not mind :)

About your interferon culturing, I am sorry I have no idea about it. All I know about interferon is that IFN is a kind of cytokine produced by virus-infected cells, or other intracellular infection. It is used to attrack effector T-cells, especially CD8+ or CTL to kill those cells. Furthermore, it acts to prevent further spreading of the infection. I hope I am not mistaken :P :D
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Postby AMF8 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:30 pm

i beleve you are close...i am also very interested in immunology and i would like to learn more about it, i am sortof teaching myself in ways because i really dont know too much
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Postby Dr.Stein » Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:02 am

Wow, I am happy to meet another person who has similar interest like I do here. Let's learn together. We can discuss many aspects of Immunology in this topic I think?
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Postby chemistry_freako » Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:59 pm

my lecturer once commented that it was observed that many who got chemistry didnt get immunolgy - watcha think?
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Postby Dr.Stein » Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:46 am

Oh what do you mean? I hated chemistry and biochemistry when I was a student. I only got C for them (awawawawaa that's soo terrible! :lol:) but now I am into Immunobiology. I meet them again in this field but it is not "pure", it is "applied" one, only things related to the subject. I started to like them both :D
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Postby AMF8 » Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:13 am

yeah well i hate chemistry and didnt do very well in it, so hopefully i will flourish in immunology
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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:47 am

Now I am looking for topics for small research in Immunobiology. They should be simple but not bad in quality and also can be applied if possible, so they can be done by undergraduate students. I am starting to build my laboratory since last year. Do you have any idea? Thanks in advance.
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Postby victor » Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:05 pm

Wow..that sounds no good.. :cry: By the way..I like both biochemistry and immunology.. Maybe its because of my basic in the school which prefer both chemistry and bio.. :lol:
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Postby Dr.Stein » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:18 am

Yes biology and chemistry are sisters or brothers :lol: Unfortunately I do not like pure chemistry because there is nothing "living" there, I prefer biochemistry of course. Since you like chemistry a lot, I wish you a good luck for your if you want to continue to study immunology. This field needs a better understanding in chemistry without any doubt. And you already have it.

Btw, if you really like biology, I suggest you to study not only immunology but also immunobiology. The difference between them is mostly that in the latter field you will study not only study about defense system in human/mammals body but also in any kinds of animals, both vertebrates and invertebrates. That's really a nice fied, I can say that :wink: :wink:
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Postby Waters2 » Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:49 am

Actually what is different of the biochemistry and the chemistry??And immunology should be more in biology, right???
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Postby victor » Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:40 am

Biochemistry learns chemistry process in the organism's body while chemistry learns all the general about chemical things...
For immunology, I have read that chapter and there're some chemistry things also because you can't say that there isn't any chemical reactions inside organism's body.. :lol:
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