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Immune system

Immune system

(Science: immunology) The body system, made up of many organs and cells, that defends the body against infection, disease and foreign substances. The immune system is often stimulated in specific ways to fight cancer cells. A system (including the thymus and bone marrow and lymphoid tissues) that protects the body from foreign substances and pathogenic organisms by producing the immune response.A system that provides a defense mechanism to organism, providing defensive measures against antigens which would prove harmful to the organism.


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Re: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?

... 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 ...

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by badgertoes
Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:31 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Am I the Next Step in Human Evolution?
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My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.

... but only sufficiently to moderate and limit the intensity and systemic effects of the intended mild infection on the patient yet not overly ... phase 1 of treatment, the expectation would be that the patient’s own immune response will be fighting the bio-agent and so the course of the infection ...

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by PeterDow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:14 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... it is to replace by small adaptations in related species. How does ecosystem complexity relate to individual organism complexity? Our cells don't ... go wrong so they can fix it and to be able to adapt to the unexpected (immune system, epigenetics). So I think that simpler systems are far more ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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... that a single part going bad might lead to the collapse of the entire system. IMHO, the systems provided as examples are in fact incredibly simple ... go wrong so they can fix it and to be able to adapt to the unexpected (immune system, epigenetics). So I think that simpler systems are far more ...

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by cakrit
Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

... function like itself and worst of all viruses like HIV have the whole immune system under their control and others undergo mutations to resist the effects of drugs and ...

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by Sumanth001
Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:30 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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