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T-Cells Are Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve, In the Era of COVID

  Research confirms that T-cells hold the key to lasting immunity against COVID.  While most of us are familiar with the notion that antibodies protect us against a specific virus, it is not as well known that antibodies can fade, sometimes even after just a few months.  T-cells, however, hold a cellular memory of infection for years, sometimes decades.   Further, T-cells are the cells responsible for telling the other immune cells what to do and coordinating a full-... Read More
at Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Vaccine Basics 101: What We Know About the Different Types

According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, there are three main types of vaccines.  The thing they all have in common is that they intend to elicit an immune response in the host.  How they go about triggering the immune response is quite different.  Here is a general summary of the three types of vaccines:   Whole Pathogen Vaccine The entire structure of the pathogen (which is a harmful virus or bacteria) is introduced to a patient.  ... Read More
at Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Your Amazing Immune System: Understanding Your Body's Best Defense

Our immune systems - exquisitely designed, flexible, uber-intelligent – and totally underrated.  The immune system is so complicated and only seems to get attention when it is compromised.  So, in an effort to give credit where credit is due, here’s a nod to the system of cells, molecules, and organs that fight off the bad stuff like viruses and bacteria to which we are subjected every day – the AMAZING IMMUNE SYSTEM. Other systems have gotten our attention&n... Read More
at Wednesday, November 18, 2020