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(Science: immunology) The condition of being immune, the protection against infectious disease conferred either by the immune response generated by immunisation or previous infection or by other nonimmunologic factors.

Origin: L. Immunitas

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Re: What are some ways to boost your immune system?

Exposure to antigens does broaden your specific immunities, if that means "strengthening," and there is evidence that without exposure to actual pathogens (possibly requiring worms), you immune system might be more prone to responding to ...

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by Darby
Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are some ways to boost your immune system?
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How does sickle cell anemia prevent Malaria?

its interesting to know that there could be some immunities to malaria...how bout AIDS?someone told me that caucassians are immune to AIDS?is it true?and somehow that person who told me envied them...y?is it rewarding to be immune from AIDS?

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by js_daquilanea
Sat Feb 03, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: How does sickle cell anemia prevent Malaria?
Replies: 18
Views: 25316

B and T Cells

... paragraph it seems that you refers "specific immunity" to "specific immune response" which could be humoral or cell-mediated immunities. If this is so, the more proper term is "immunogen" rather then "antigen". This because antigen can be self or nonself, ...

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by Dr.Stein
Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: B and T Cells
Replies: 7
Views: 5515

Science on evolution

... Super staph for example is immune to almost every drug available and yet it still functions as well as the original staph which doesn't have the immunities. We're not seeing a loss, we're seeing an increase. Interpretation of the fossil record is highly subjective. You only have incomplete fossilized ...

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by mith
Fri Dec 30, 2005 6:00 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Science on evolution
Replies: 30
Views: 19991

are ilnesses needed?

... the host will develop a permanent base imprint of the virus. This imprint can potentially be passed on to offspring. Imagine that!!! you can get immunities from your parents!!! It is quite possible to transfer imprints for all host effected illnesses and then pass it on. This is highly unlikely ...

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by freindhacka
Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: are ilnesses needed?
Replies: 14
Views: 5871
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