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Immunity to Parasites and Apoptosis - IMMUNITY TO PARASITES AND APOPTOSIS. Humoral and cellular immunity are the two sides of immunity turn on during parasitic infections and ideally are aimed to fight infection. However, in some cases immunity to parasites can exacerbate the disease and induce tissue injury. Cellular Immunity Animal models have been most useful to better understand mechanisms of immunity to parasites. Athymic mice that lack T cells are unable to control several parasite infections. This clearly indicates that T cells play an important role during the development of these infections (39,40)....   [tags: Biology, Cellular Immunity] 1925 words
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Goal Setting and Overcoming Immunity to Change - In March, my PSYC class was presented with a challenge - to identify a personal improvement goal and to address this issue using an Immunity to Change map. My lengthy list of personal struggles was quickly narrowed down to one item with focused reflection. My improvement goal was to engage in productive thoughts and behaviors that would provide better time management practices. I was initially looking to improve my behaviors at home so that it would translate into success in all areas of my life including my career....   [tags: Immunity Change Map]
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Immunity in the U.S. Court - The right to not incriminate one’s self is established within the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution. The Fifth Amendment states, “No person…shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself” (Davenport, 2006, P. 87). People may plead the fifth as a means of refusing to answer questions about alleged criminal activities. The right to not self incriminate, is a fundamental right meant to protect individuals from being forced into giving evidence that could be used against one’s self....   [tags: Justice System ]
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Hazing Cases and Qualified Immunity - ... . constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known. The Court developed the following two-part test to aid in determining whether an official could be entitled to qualified immunity: (1) do the facts allege a violation of a constitutional right. (2) Is the right as issue “clearly established” at the time of the misconduct. Travis v. Stockstill, 1:12CV173 HSO-RHW, 2013 WL 5204669 (S.D. Miss. Sept. 16, 2013). Once an official or coach pleads qualified immunity, the burden then shifts to the plaintiff, who must rebut the defense and negate qualified immunity by establishing a genuine fact issue as to whether the official’s allegedly wrongful conduct violated clearly esta...   [tags: humiliating, dangerous initiation rituals] 1745 words
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The Dilemma of Artificial Immunity: Vaccines - On the 28th of February 1998 British gastroenterologists, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, published a paper declaring correlations between vaccines and severe developmental disorders in children (Gerber & Offit, 2009, p. 456). Although Dr. Wakefield’s study has since then been found to be flawed, his research started a highly controversial debate between artificial and natural immunity. The reality is that we still do not know all the potential short and long-term effects vaccines may have on us. Do the side effects they pose out weighing their benefits....   [tags: Vaccines, Prevention, Disease]
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Foreign Soverign Immunity - Introduction The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) and the Federal Common Law of Foreign Relations enable the United States with a means to uphold approachable international relations amongst the relaxed absolute jurisdiction of the U.S. while deciding litigation for injured foreign nationals seeking compensation and justice (Albright, 2006; Collier, 2004). Schooner Exchange v. McFaddon (1812) case is an early example of the importance for the existence of FSIA. The Balaou, a French warship, docked in the Port of Philadelphia due to bad weather and two U.S....   [tags: morals, ethics, United States, Dole v Patrickson]
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The Immunity to Change Personal Development Process - In this paper we will discuss how the Immunity to Change (ITC) and the Constructivism Developmental Theory (CDT) can be used in service of personal and spiritual evolution. We will look at an ITC map and the data generated by it and then reflect upon this information. To do this we start by introducing the terms of ITC and CDT and how we can make use of them to support our developmental growth. Furthermore, we are going to explore my personal ITC map and how working with it, through the lens of CDT, has led me to an adaptive change, to my personal growth and evolution....   [tags: Constructivism Developmental Theory]
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Application to Infection and Immunity M.Sc. Program - ... From General Science I chose the option of biological sciences and from biological sciences I chose Zoology and biochemistry. I will be graduating in December 2013 with a First class honors in Bachelor of Science with a major in Zoology and a minor in Biochemistry. I have developed a thorough understanding of General Science, what it entails and its career prospect giving me enough reason to want to pursue it further. My ultimate academic goal is to earn a Ph.D. in infectious diseases, a masters course will help me explore and narrow down my interests on the area of infectious diseases i will study in depth....   [tags: personal statement of purpose] 698 words
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Indemnity is Immunity from Responsibility for Damages - ... Monetary compensation in clinical research is a well-known practice. Monetary compensation is provided to the study participants for number of reasons such as gratitude payment for their involvement in the development of pharmaceutical product and also for achievement of required patient recruitment number within specified time period. Study participants are compensated for any trial-related injuries. In case of rare clinical conditions, the compensation is considered as a tool to achieve target recruitment rate from a small number of diseased population....   [tags: contract, compensation, clinical trials] 985 words
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Evolution Of Immunity And The Invertebrates - Evolution of Immunity and the Invertebrates "Article Summery" Name: "Immunity and the Invertebrates" Periodical: Scientific American Nov, 1996 Author: Gregory Beck and Gail S. Habicht Pages: 60 - 71 Total Pages Read: 9 The complex immune systems of humans and other mammals evolved over quite a long time - in some rather surprising ways. In 1982 a Russian zoologist named Elie Metchnikoff noticed a unique property of starfish larva. When he inserted a foreign object through it's membrane, tiny cells would try to ingest the invader through the process of phagocytosis....   [tags: essays research papers] 1169 words
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Giving the Body Immunity to a Specific Disease with a Vaccine - The definition of a vaccine is, medication or medicine, taken before infection or illness to prevent infection and sickness by giving the body immunity to said specific disease. The immunity varies in lasting time from temporary to permanent. www.dictionary.com, would refer to vaccines as ,”Any preparation used as a preventive inoculation to confer immunity against a specific disease, usually employing an innocuous form of the disease agent, as killed or weakened bacteria or viruses, to stimulate antibody production”....   [tags: anitbody, inoculation, toxoid]
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Immunity from Sate Jurisdiction - Immunity from Sate Jurisdiction International law specifies that 'the jurisdiction of a state within its territory is complete and absolute'[1]. However, it is identified that certain categories of persons and bodies acting in the public interest are entitled to immunities and privileges from the exercise of the State jurisdiction. In April 1984 WPC Fletcher, a British policewoman was killed, as a result of shots being fired from the Libyan Bureau. The incident created great anger and it was asked by many as was whether the Libyan diplomats were immune from being tried in the United Kingdom courts and the abuse of such privilege granted to diplomatic persons....   [tags: Papers] 1235 words
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Presidential Immunity: Cases In The Supreme Court - The Supreme Court has had to rule on issues regarding Presidential immunity in a few cases. Three specifically have helped to set the precedent for how the court would interpret another case brought before the court. In Mississippi v. Johnson the ruling decided whether a president can have an injunction placed on him/her based on the carrying out of their executive duties. Next, in the case of Nixon v. Fitzgerald the court ruled on whether a president can be personally sued for decisions they made while in office that violated established law....   [tags: US History Justice court ] 1138 words
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DESCRIBE THE ROLE AND FUNCTION OF DIFFERENT CELL TYPES OF INNATE IMMUNITY - The immune system is a complicated biological body system that protects us from pathogenic organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungi which has cells that are from the hematopoietic stem cell in the bone marrow. It includes white blood cells, chemicals and proteins like complement proteins and antibodies. The system is divided into two major parts that is the innate immunity system (non-specific) and the adaptive system (specific). The innate plays a vital role in the system as it is the primary defence mechanism whilst the adaptive immune system is the second line of defence....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Immunity to Nihilism in Turgenev's "fathers and Sons" - Immunity to Nihilism in Turgenev's Fathers and Sons Whenever reform or revolution is possible, it is because a new, progressive ideal has been quickly and widely perpetuated among the people of a particular nation. It is often a country's youth population that most readily accepts such new ideals, since they, being in the process of education and the development of their personal beliefs, tend to be malleable to new ideas and standards, and ready for change and development. The older generation is thus an opponent to change, or at least, not passionately motivated towards any revolution, being older and accustomed to certain ways of life....   [tags: European Literature] 653 words
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Watergate-presidential Immunity - In the early morning hours of June 17, 1972, District of Columbia police officers discovered five men, wearing surgical gloves and carrying tear gas fountain pens, walkie-talkies, and wads of new $100 bills, apparently attempting to plant electronic surveillance equipment in the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate apartment-office complex. The resulting investigation led to the discovery of the roles of several White House staff and eventually to the President himself....   [tags: President Richard Nixon] 785 words
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Endocrine Disruptors are Manmade Chemical that Interfer with the Endocrine System - ... However, antibodies are not capable of destroying and antigen by itself. Antibodies require the help of T cells, typically referred to as killer cells, and these T cells will destroy the infected antigen. There are three types of immunity: innate (people are born with immunity), adaptive (the body develops immunity throughout our lifespan) and passive (immunity is essentially borrowed from an outside source). For our research, we will be looking at adaptive immunity, because this particular immunity involves the lymphocytes, immunizations against diseases and demonstrates how people’s immune system has to adapt to the diseases and germs humans are constantly being exposed to on a daily b...   [tags: project, immunity, DNA] 1215 words
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The Need for Vaccines and Prevention of Disease - ... People usually are infected with malaria when they travel but if they take preventive measures they won’t be exposed to it. Additionally, HIV can be prevented if people do not expose themselves to risky behaviors such as having unprotected sex. However, both diseases do not cause a person to become immune if they are exposed to it. For example, vaccines do not protect a person from HIV. Therefore, the only possible method to gain herd immunity from both infectious diseases is to use preventive measures and try to not expose themselves in situations where the disease can become acquired....   [tags: malaria, herd immunity, HIV] 601 words
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Religion as a Threat to Vaccination - Since the debut of vaccines, global health has improved as diseases become less common and, in some cases, eradicated. “Herd immunity,” the overall immunity established when a significant proportion of a community is immune to a disease, can be reached through widespread vaccination. The result of herd immunity is an extreme reduction of disease prevalence (Fine, Eames, & Heymann, 2011). Current herd immunity saves forty-two thousand lives and fourteen billion dollars in the United States each year in direct medical costs alone (Buttenheim, Jones, & Baras, 2012)....   [tags: Global Health, Herd immunity]
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IL-2 and IL-4 Produced upon Vaccination Results in Humoral Response and Predicts Vaccine Effectiveness - Vaccination is used to prevent or to improve immunity to various diseases. The main purpose of vaccine use is to induce immune response in individuals. Different techniques to assess vaccines focus on antibody response. The issue is that antibody based vaccine assessment does not show whole picture and might not be accurate. Cytokine assays testing IL-2, IL-4, TNF-α, and IFN-γ levels might be more potent for vaccine assessment. The goal of the proposal is to create IL-2 and IL-4 based cytokine assays, which will predict vaccine potency depending on its concentration during immunity development....   [tags: medicine, health, immunity]
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Overview of Sossamon vs. Texas - I Introduction Harvey Leroy Sossamon III was denied the ability to use the prison chapels, in the state prison in which he was being held (Oyez.org). Sossamon had been in the Robertson Unit of the Correctional Institutions Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice since 2002 (Fasoro). His claims for use were that of religious purposes, the state prison warden in fact denied all inmates that were cell restricted access to such activities. Sossamon was entitled to the use the chapel, in fact it was in his rights....   [tags: Prison Chapels, Sovereign Immunity]
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Alumnium-based Adjuvants Produce Long-lasing Vaccinations - ... The present study was designed with an aim to evaluate the effectiveness of biodegradable polymeric nanoparticles as adjuvant and also to explore the possibility of synergistic effect of admixture of polymeric nanoparticles and aluminium at reduced concentration as potential candidate for vaccine delivery. Efficacy of various developed formulations was evaluated by ELISA as well as by single dilution challenge method. 2.0 EXPERIMENTAL DETAILS 2.1 Materials: Tetanus Toxoid (TT) (3300Lf/ml) was received as a gift from Human Biological Institute, Hyderabad....   [tags: immunity, side-effects, biodegradable ] 1225 words
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Immunological Theory of Aging - ... Roy Walford, M.D. Roy had believed and hypothesized that the aging process in a man and all animals is pathologically related to faulty immune processes as seen with autoimmune disorders (Effros, 2005) However it wasn’t until the early 1980’s that Walford began to construct this proposal. During this same time, immunologists and cell biologists were in a stalemate of debates focused on aging in respect to their individual fields. In the same period, a cytokine that was found to have promoted T-cell proliferation within cellular culture was discovered, promoting a flourish of immunology papers announcing the discovery of proof that the “unlimited growth of normal human T-cells” existed an...   [tags: cells, immunity, youth]
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Increase in Cancer Incidence - Cancer in recent times became an epidemic. In the recently published report from the international agency for research on cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency for research on cancer of the world health organization (WHO), the global burden of cancer has been expected to almost double in the next decade. This trend is not only limited to the cancer incidence but is expected to be replicate in the cancer death or even more [1]. As per the 2012 WHO report, the most common cause as per the incidence globally is lung(1.8 million,13 %), breast (1.7 million,11.9%) and large bowel (1.4 million,9.7%)....   [tags: anesthetics, tumors, immunity] 1426 words
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Should Vaccines Be Mandatory? - Health care is complex and ever changing. What makes perfect sense for one individual may bring deep-seated ethical issues for another individual. With the vast amount of possibilities expanding through research, ethical dilemmas develop and complicate the decisions we need to make for ourselves and loved ones. The varied choices regarding cancer vaccines, fraud and euthanasia will be explored. Cancer Vaccines The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer demonstrates a parade of polarizing ethical issues of today, but the topic of mandatory cervical cancer vaccines particularly caught my attention....   [tags: herd immunity, fraud, euthanisia]
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Type I Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy - Thymocytes experience four main processes before maturing. The entry of thymocytes into the thymus, the generation of double-positive thymocytes in the cortex, the positive selection of thymocytes in the cortex and the negative selection of thymocytes in the medulla, and the export of mature T-cells from the thymus to peripheral tissues. The negative selection of thymocytes depends on the expression of self-antigens by medullary thymic epithelial cells (MECs). The autoimmune regulator (AIRE) is a transcription factor, which turns on the expression of these self-antigens in the MECs and therefore, defects in the AIRE protein can result in autoimmunity (Metzger and Anderson, 2011)....   [tags: Immunity, Disease, Cells]
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Psychological Stress and Immunity - Events that provoke stress are known as stressors, this covers a wide range of situations. Stressors can be anything from a risk of physical danger to taking an in-class exam or even conducting a presentation at work. The human body responds to these stressors by activating the nervous system and specific hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. The adrenal glands are signaled by the hypothalamus to produce more of these hormones and then to release them into the bloodstream. The hormones adrenaline and cortisol increase breathing rate, heart rate, blood pressure and metabolism....   [tags: Stressors] 1449 words
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Sleep Deprivation and Test Scores - ... From this research it is clear that the amount of sleep children get can greatly affect how they perform in academic situations. In similar study performed in 2001 by David Gozal and Dennis W. Pope Jr. sleep apnea was researched again but on middle school students. They sent out questionnaires to public middle school students that were ranked in either the top twenty-five percent or the bottom twenty-five percent of their class. Some of the questions included snoring frequency and loudness from the age’s two to six, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy for snoring or recurrent infection, school grades, and parental smoking and snoring....   [tags: mood, productivity, immunity, weight, time] 926 words
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The Pathogenesis of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis - ... tuberculosis produces endospores however; these spore-like inclusions were later identified as neutral lipid bodies making it a non-spore forming bacterium.2 Although this species of mycobacterium lacks a “true” capsule, mycolic acids and cytoplasmic lipids mimic the effects of a capsule. This dense, lipid rich cell wall results in a slow uptake of nutrients from the surroundings and is responsible for the characteristically slow growth rate of this bacterium. The lipid rich cell wall also causes the characteristic of “cording” or rope like appearance under the microscope.1 In nature, this bacterium requires the environment within a host cell in order to grow, however it can remain in a...   [tags: impermeability, infectious, immunity] 951 words
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Gilead: Opposition is Futile - The Republic of Gilead’s power comes from a violent control of its citizen’s actions. Gilead, replacing the Constitution with “the overweening patriarchal principles of Genesis,” uses force and intimidation to inspire people’s natural tendency of self-preservation and uses it to control them (Stimpson 764). They enforce compliance through fear and create a society of suspicion and anxiety. The government’s unadulterated control is evident in the atmosphere of Gilead. The people of Gilead are censored, their actions, emotions, and knowledge is not under their management....   [tags: Moral Immunity, Brainwashing]
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Embodiment of the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction - Universal jurisdiction also called the universality principle enables nations to prosecute offenders of certain crimes, even though they don’t have any nexus to the crime, the alleged offender and the victim. As a concept it was historically developed on the maritime legal principle of hostis humani generis (enemy of the humankind) to address the issue of piracy, which caused considerable destruction of international trade. However, today this principle is applied to prosecute perpetrators of crimes against humanity....   [tags: crimes, Eichmann Trial, Pinochet, immunity, law]
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Impunity in Guatemala: Institutions, Strategies and Problems - ... Subsequently, since 2003, under the command of President Portillo, the Government of Guatemala requested assistance to the Department of Political Affairs of the UN to investigate and prosecute violent illegal groups. This evidenced the recognition on the part of the country, of its weak justice system. The State couldn’t cope with the reforms that ought necessarily face. Discussions continued with the Department of Political Affairs, and the agreement to establish the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), was signed with the United Nations on December 12, 2006 ......   [tags: punishment, judicial indolence, corruption] 1921 words
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Battle Of Impunity - Battle of Impunity Insults often serve as a catalyst for revenge. Yet, revenge never comes without consequences. These consequences can stay in a person’s subconscious for the remainder of their life. Through the clever short story “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe, Montresor suffers from being insulted, seeking revenge and living with guilt. Montresor is unsuccessful in punishing Fortunato with impunity. The obsession to confess is a killer. Montresor starts the evil revenge plot with a smile on his face....   [tags: essays research papers] 593 words
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The Importance of Vaccines - According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a vaccine is defined as a preparation of killed microorganisms, or living, virulent organisms that is administered to produce or artificially increase immunity to a particular disease. There are approximately fifty principle vaccines utilized in the United States to prevent bacterial and viral diseases in humans. Disease prevention is a primary concern of public health in the U.S. Over the past two centuries, vaccines have been successful in preventing numerous cases of infectious diseases including: polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), mumps, and tetanus....   [tags: safety and effectiveness, human papiloma virus] 1443 words
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The Link between Vaccines and Allergies - An allergy is an immune response to substances that are recognized as harmful In most situations, genetic heredity plays a role in what allergy a person acquires. Children inherit their allergy from their parents. (Mills et al., 2007) On the contrary, some of individuals develop certain allergies in spite of their parents. One proposed theory that will be explored in this paper is whether or not the use of vaccines causes us to develop certain allergies. Before that theory can be proven as right or wrong, we must first get a more thorough understanding of the immune system....   [tags: health issues and reactions]
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Modern-Day Vaccine Development Raising Eyebrows - ... This stage may last for 1-2 years and often some candidate vaccines cannot go beyond this stage due to the potential lack of immunity generation. After this, the next step includes clinical studies on human beings. First a small group of humans are tested with the vaccine, followed by a larger group, to assess the safety and extent of the immune response that vaccine can provoke. Successful trial phases are followed by an approval and licensing procedure. FDA approves the labeling of vaccine after satisfaction and inspection of the manufacturing unit....   [tags: antibodies, immune, medical] 1596 words
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The Evolutionary Importance of Maternal Anti-Bodies and its Implications on Evolution and Ecology - An organism’s ability to survive is not limited to the number of resources available but even more importantly the organism’s ability to fight off infections. Immunity is one of the most important features an organism has to distinguish and protect itself against certain pathogens that could potentially be fatal to the organism. From the first line of defense such as skin and mucous membranes, an organism’s body is constantly fighting off antigens. Antigens are molecules from a pathogen or a foreign organism that provoke a specific immune response....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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5 Court Cases - I. Name and Citation STATE OF FLORIDA, versus SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA II. Key Facts In this complaint, the the Tribe was operating "electronic or electromechanical facsimiles of games of chance" and that such operations constituted class III gaming as defined by IGRA. These games were operated despite the absence of a compact between the Tribe and the State regarding the regulation of class III gaming. The State also alleged that the Tribe planned to construct a new facility on its lands in order to conduct additional class III gaming....   [tags: essays research papers] 1814 words
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The Latest Advances In Drug Manipulations Of The Immune System - INTRODUCTION In order to provide a detailed analysis of recent pharmacological developments involving the human immune system, it is firstly necessary to introduce the innate and adaptive immune responses . Immunosuppressants and immunomodulators will be differentiated between and a selection of new and often experimental drugs belonging to each category will be provided. Specific drugs will be described including the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics involved with each type. The possible clinical uses will be alluded to along with details from recent research....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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How Malaria Is Passed from Person to Person - Because the malaria parasite exists in human red blood cells which form part of blood, it is possible for malaria to be passed on from one person to the next via organ transplant, shared use of sharp objects that come in contact with blood such as knives, needles and syringes; it can also be passed on through blood transfusion. An infected mother can also card malaria on to her unborn baby during the process of birth (delivery).Malaria passed on in this matter is called congenital malaria. Because malaria can only be passed on through blood, a person cannot “latch" malaria from others just by being near an infected person....   [tags: parasite, blood, endemic] 1250 words
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Taking a Look at Meningococcal Vaccination - ... Booster vaccines sometimes necessary since not all vaccines are successful; that is why booster vaccines are essential since they help to ensure the immunity builds up even for the children it was ineffective for at the beginning treatment. Herd immunity is often referred to as community immunity is an overall or general part of a population that is unaffected to certain contagious diseases. This method is extremely effective since it allows the population to survive through the survival of the fittest only letting the immune survive....   [tags: strenthening your immune system] 801 words
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The History of Vaccines - ... Egg allergy is one of the most common food allergies in children; consequently, allergic reaction to egg protein is common. Formaldehyde is used to inactivate bacterial product for toxoid vaccines. Toxoid vaccines are vaccines that use an inactive bacterial toxin in the pursuance of immunity. After packaging, some formaldehyde remains in the vaccine. Another common ingredient, Thimerosal, is a mercury-containing preservative that prevents contamination and growth of harmful bacteria. Mercury causes changes in white blood cell activity and decreases white blood cell growth; thus lowering a child's ability to fight off infection....   [tags: immune system, allergies, pathogens] 582 words
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Understanding the Importance of Immunisation - Understanding the Importance of Immunisation According to http://www.amfar.org/cgi-bin/iowa/bridge.html, immunisation is the administration of antigenic components of an infectious agent to stimulate a protective immune response. Immunisation is a technique that is used to increase immunity to specific diseases in humans by exposing the individual to an anti-gen in order to raise ant-bodies to that anti-gen. Immunisation is a way of protecting against serious diseases such as tuberculosis and polio....   [tags: Papers] 1595 words
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The Asian Auschwitz - “’How many logs did you chop today?’ People would answer ‘Two logs were cut at my section’, or ‘No logs were cut at my section’” (Simkin). This conversation was not a discussion on the productivity of a day’s work of cutting wood, no this was far worse. The discussion between these men was about the vivisection of live human subjects. Here was a daily part of the lives of workers and researchers of the Japanese Covert Biological and Chemical Warfare Research Department Unit, or better known as Unit 731, and the atrocities committed by the “Asian Auschwitz”....   [tags: Japan]
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The Ukranian Crisis: Extradition of Viktor Yanukovich - The Ukrainian crisis was a result of social upheaval against the former president, Mr. Yanukovich, who decided to pull out of the association with the European Union (BBC News, 2014). The upheaval that lasted for about two months resulted in more than 100 people killed (NY Times, 2014). In February 22 Mr. Yanukovich disappears and the opposition takes control over the government in Ukraine (BBC News, 2014). Upon learning that Mr. Yanukovich is currently residing in Kazakhstan, the new government of Ukraine requests from Kazakhstan the extradition of the overthrown president, who is accused of crime against the Ukrainian citizenry....   [tags: european union, crime, kazakhstan]
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The Roles of Microbiota on Immunological Function - ... Research has determined that hundreds of resident species of bacteria reside in the guts of vertebrate organisms, while less than ten bacterial species are usually found at any given time in the guts of invertebrates (McFall-Ngai 2007). This suggested that the lymphocyte-rich adaptive immune system found in vertebrates has evolved to manage various mutualistic species of bacteria within the gastrointestinal system (McFall-Ngai 2007). While the functions of the innate and adaptive immune system overlap in some aspects, the adaptive immune system differs in its mechanisms that maintain a mutualism between bacteria and vertebrate hosts....   [tags: bacteria, gut, pathogens ] 940 words
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Why Our Children Should be Vaccinated - ... (Raja, Mooney 2014) Even though we have proof of their effectiveness based on scientific research and statistics, there are still parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated, ultimately putting their health at risk and the health of others who are not well enough or old enough to be vaccinated. It is extremely important that we try to reach out to these people and educate them on why their children should be vaccinated, not only for their health but for overall health within our communities....   [tags: childhood diseases, polio, smallpox] 797 words
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Detoxification and Cleansing Elements - In recent articles, I’ve discussed pre-cleansing the circulation and digestive tracts with alkalizing and detoxifying foods, along with gentle cleansing supplements like modified citrus pectin (MCP) and alginates. This initial phase helps to prepare the body for a more thorough detox process. In this article, I recommend herbs and nutrients to add to your program that help with in-depth toxin removal. Taking The Next Step As we proceed with detoxification, we need to incorporate cleansing supplements that comprehensively remove toxins from organs and tissues, following what’s called the detox cycles....   [tags: removing toxins fro organs and tissues] 771 words
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Vaccines Are Necessary - The most dangerous diseases of our nation have been more or less wiped out by extensive immunity. This widespread protection has been the result of vast vaccination. Like any respectable affair, there are bound to be individuals who disagree with common immunity. These critics base themselves off of fragile and fictitious studies, and then go further to spread their misled beliefs. Nevertheless, universal immunity has proved itself time and time again to be a proficient way to rid countries of disease and illness....   [tags: immune, unvaccinated children, health]
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The Lymphatic System - ... The red blood cells purify blood and white blood cells largely composed of lymphocytes determine the response of the immune system to fight foreign substances. While the spleens role is of importance if ruptured it can be removed and other nearby organs will fulfill the roles of the spleen. (Lymph Transport and Immunity, McGraw Hill) The thymus gland is located in the upper thoracic cavity. It is divided in lobules and the thymus glands main function is to help stimulate T lymphocytes also known as killer T cells....   [tags: antigens, body drainage network] 2012 words
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