Know your immune system

02 April 2014, Immune system

Our scientists believe that the key to treating disease lies within our immune system.  Here are some key immune system facts:

 

An immune cell called a Langerhan cell in the skin.

Our immune system is a very important component of early development and ongoing health.

It consists of a network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to promote wellness, prevent illness and fight disease.

Immunotherapy is the treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing, or suppressing an immune response. It is essentially a reinforcement of the body’s own defence mechanisms.

 

 

This article features in the May 2014 issue of our Scope newsletter (Issue 53).  Download the full newsletter here - 506 KB (PDF)