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Immune

(Science: immunology) Protected against, infectious disease by either specific or non-specific mechanisms.

Origin: L. Immunis = free, exempt


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Re: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???

... Morpholino Oligomers. PLoS Pathog. 2006 Jan;2(1):e1. Epub 2006 Jan 13. The filoviruses Marburg virus and Ebola virus (EBOV) quickly outpace host immune responses and cause hemorrhagic fever, resulting in case fatality rates as high as 90% in humans and nearly 100% in nonhuman primates. The development ...

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by jonmoulton
Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Any ideas for vaccine development or anti-viral drugs???
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Biology tests

... question was about AIDS. It may have wanted you to elucidate exactly why the effects of an HIV infections could lead to the complete breakdown of immune function. For example if you had mentioned the T-helpers and macrophages you could have explained why these are essential for immune defence, ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:37 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biology tests
Replies: 1
Views: 1363

Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... Thus far it seems like you are a well nourished individual but that is all I am gathering. I am not going to feign a vast knowledge regarding the immune system, but it could have been due to exposure to certain viruses as a child or just a matter of luck in not contracting the illnesses. But a ...

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by badgertoes
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:31 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
Replies: 23
Views: 32122

Stem Cells

... no effect whatsoever if the disease is not caught early enough or if the patient doesn't meet certain requirements for a stem cells transplant. Immune suppression does not come from stem cells treatment, but from using radiation before the transplant in order to remove the "sick" cells ...

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by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Stem Cells
Replies: 5
Views: 4923

A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... to anyone who comes into contact with it. Is if possible for some form of abnormality or some other biological quirk to make someone completely immune to such a contagion?

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by Maitreya
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
Replies: 4
Views: 4831
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