Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Gastrointestinal Immune System

The GI immune system starts at the mouth and ends in the anus.  The system is designed to allow our bodies to receive nutrition from food and drinks, while recognizing beneficial organisms and defending from harmful organisms.  The GI system … Continue reading

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Interesting post on autism and the immune system

http://blog.autismspeaks.org/2010/04/19/dan-van-de-water/#comment-14057

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The Immune System

Here are some links that provide a good introduction to the immune system. http://nobelprize.org/educational/medicine/immunity/immune-overview.html http://nobelprize.org/educational/medicine/immunity/immune-detail.html Here’s my version of an introduction. The immune system is divided into 2 types: the innate and the adaptive. Antigens are any substance that can … Continue reading

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