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Posts tagged immune system

June 25, 2010

 

Why Don’t Vultures Get Food Poisoning?

How do vultures avoid getting sick since they are known as nature's "clean up crew?"

March 22, 2010

 

What Is Herpes Simplex?

You've heard a lot of talk about herpes simplex... now it's time to get the facts.

March 18, 2010

 

How Do Vaccines Keep People Healthy And Safe?

Have you ever gotten a vaccine and wondered what it did for your body?

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

 

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

 

Mosquito Bites! Will Nothing Stop This Itching?

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

July 6, 2008

 

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

 

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

 

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?

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