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Posts tagged immune response

April 29, 2013

 

temperature measure

Anatomy Of A Fever

Your body works hard to raise its temperature, but in the meantime, you get the chills. Why?

January 28, 2004

 

Inhaling Plastic to Get Your Insulin

Inhaling insulin? Learn about different and painless way for diabetics to get their insulin on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Why You Can’t Just Shed That Snake Tattoo

The top layer of skin, called the epidermis, is very thin–only 1/10 of a millimeter at most. This is where cells constantly divide from the base layer and move up to the surface to be sloughed off.

September 27, 2003

 

Anatomy of a Fever

When immune cells detect an infectious organism, they produce fever-making chemicals. These chemicals prompt the body to produce prostaglandins, which turn up the thermostat in the brain.

September 27, 2003

 

What’s a Fever For?

Turn up the heat in the body, and many body processes speed up, including the production of white blood cells and how fast they find infectious bacteria and viruses.

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