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Immunity

(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 The quality of being unaffected by something; immunity to criticism.An act exempting someone; he was granted immunity from prosecution.The state of not being susceptible; unsusceptibility to rust.(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease.See active and passive immunity.


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A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... personality, how about a virus that would introduce a set of genes required for ethanol synthesis directly into a host? In terms of natural immunity, the mechanism is the same one that prevents most viruses from causing disease in unrelated organisms - differences in cell membranes and/or ...

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by Cat
Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:49 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
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A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... out, in regard to my last question, I understand the basic idea of t and b cells, y protiens and phagocytes but I'm not talking about acquired immunity, I'm talking about this; If a person contracts a virus that is harmful to others around them, yet they suffer no effects, perhaps due to a ...

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

... to withstand extremely high temperatures, thousands of degrees even? 4. And finally, could you give me a brief, basic explanation of how natural immunity to viruses, bacteria, or prions works?

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by Maitreya
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
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Views: 4227

targeting the Aids virus

Hello people. I hope we all know quite well about immunology. HIV attacks only T-lymphocytes. But, we have our innate immunity left and our B-lymphocytes go unaffected by HIV. The Natural Killer Cells,macrophages,interferons,etc.... we still have many defences left. Why dont we find ...

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by Sumanth001
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:31 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: targeting the Aids virus
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Views: 1865

Evolutionary mechanisms

... have diseases like cancer! There are also people not in the hospitals, who are healthy and have beneficial mutations like CCR5-Δ32 that gives them immunity from the HIV virus ("Resistance to HIV-1 infection in caucasian individuals bearing mutant alleles of the CCR-5 chemokine receptor gene". ...

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by RabbitPhilosopher
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary mechanisms
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