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Posts tagged immune system

July 6, 2008

 

Mosquito bites on leg

The Itchy Truth

Have you ever stopped to wonder, mid-scratch, exactly why scratching is so effective against itching? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 12, 2007

 

Anti-Pumilio Antibodies Stained

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Have you ever wondered why your immune system doesn't fight certain diseases, like cancers, the same way it fights colds or infections?

September 27, 2007

 

Man giving blood

Not My Type? Not a Problem

Researchers have found a way to convert types A and B blood into type O, which can be transfused into any patient. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

April 16, 2007

 

aids

Antiretroviral Drugs

What are antiretrovial drugs and how do they help people with HIV?

October 31, 2006

 

colorful bandaids in a slanted row

Healing Exercise

You may think that resting is the good for letting your body heal, but exercise might actually be best. Find out why!

March 8, 2006

 

A diagrap of the human body

What’s The Point Of The Appendix?

Can you really survive without an appendix?

July 19, 2004

 

Fencing in Bacteria

What do you do when infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa? You'll want to know! Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

What Is Crohn’s Disease?

Today's Moment of Science is about Crohn's disease, its symptoms, cause, and treatment.

September 27, 2003

 

Pets and Allergies

On today's Moment of Science, we discuss some research that indicates being around pets early in life is not such a bad idea.

September 27, 2003

 

The Battle over Iron

We all know we need iron to live. How else would our blood carry oxygen to our lungs? And cells need iron in order to multiply. The problem is that our cells aren’t the only ones who need iron in order to thrive. Cancer cells and microorganisms like E. Coli and staph need iron too.

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