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Posts tagged immune system

March 11, 2010



Is It Possible To Be Too Clean?

Is it possible to be too clean? Scientists are investigating the "hygiene hypothesis".

September 10, 2009


Inside man's open mouth

Why We Need Bacteria

Come to find out, bacteria is not all that bad. In fact, it's quite necessary for human life to thrive.

January 8, 2009


Multiple mosquito bites on leg

Mosquito Bites! Will Nothing Stop This Itching?

There are many myths about mosquito bite cures, like using banana peels or toothpaste.

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



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.

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