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An immune response targeted against our own cells

An important function of our immune system is determining our own cells from foreign ...

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What protein of the influenza virus is the NZ influenza vacc...

The influenza vaccine is designed to generate an immune response against the protein,...

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What is the common name for parasitic worms?

Parasitic worms are more commonly known as Helminths. These are large, multicellular ...

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What is the hygiene hypothesis?

The hypothesis that child’s environment can be too “clean”.It is proposed that in ver...

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How do we maintain immunity to previous viral infections?

Special immune cells called 'memory T cells' remember what bugs or viruses have made ...

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Why are anti-histamines prescribed for allergies such as hay...

In response to an allergen, such as pollen in hay fever, specific immune cells like m...

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