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Wikipedia Features The Immune System

by Allergy Guy

Immune-System-AllergyWikipedia’s featured article today is about the immune system. This article is well worth reading because understanding the immune system is central to understanding how allergies operate at a biological level.

The article points out that even single-celled organisms like bacteria have a defence system against viruses. As life evolves and becomes more complex, the immune system too must become more complex.

Its a cat-and-mouse game between the immune system and pathogens, as bacteria, viruses and the like evolve to get past the immune system, and the immune system responds by learning how to recognize the newly disguised pathogens.

It is easy to see how such a delicately balanced system can become disrupted.

Even if you don’t understand everything in the article, it is well worth a read. There are some really great scanning electron microscope images of cells, if you like that sort of thing (I do).

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1 Vitamin discussion November 26, 2007 at 09:47

I perfectly understand this

I perfectly understand this mechanism, it’s actually even more complex that this and it’s even harder to control once we fight back. Having a weak immune system can be crushing for many of us, because it seems to be an endless useless fight. I try to keep control of it by taking proper vitamins but it would really help to have access to more informations.

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