- The health benefits of red bananas, from strengthening the immune system to helping with smoking cessation.
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- The same immune system culprit that causes swelling in the brain might also be a factor in schizophrenia, giving researchers a lead on how to treat the mental illness.
- When our white blood cells detect a fungus, they attach to it in large numbers and promptly escort it out.
- Having a new source for blood cells could save the lives of patients who need frequent blood transfusions. Scientists think they have found that new method — turning skin cells into blood cells.
- Researchers think the spleen becomes a storage room of white blood cells even long after extreme stress has passed, and that could contribute to anxiety disorders.
- Many poor people around the world have to choose between money and adequate nutrition, which one UN expert has called a "human rights" issue. Meanwhile in the United States, people across all income brackets eat fast food.
- There’s a lot more to sleeping than rapid eye movement and dreams. Your body is hard at work.
- A study has found evidence that, for mice, an environment with toys and more space influences the function of T cells.
- An underactive and poor-performing immune system may lead to several diseases and illnesses.
- Consecutive CrossFit exercises without a rest day can wreak havoc on your immune system.
- It's possible to get too much exercise; here are some of the signs you're training too hard.
Immune System Disorders
An immune system is a system of biological structures and processes within an organism that protects against disease. In order to function properly, an immune system must detect a wide variety of agents, from viruses to parasitic worms, and distinguish them from the organism's own healthy tissue. A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.