Immune system Essay Examples

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)

      HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) that disables the immune system. It was discovered in 1983 .HIV enters the body through the bloodstream and duplicates itself rapidly. The victim is susceptible to infectious diseases that eventually are fatal (1). Statistically, HIV/AIDS is the number one killer of African-American women ages 25 to 34,… View Article

Evolutionary perspective of Innate Immunity: The Toll receptors

Abstract       Innate Immunity is a fundamental process through which the higher organisms fight against pathogenic microorganism. Functionality investigation shows utilization of pattern recognition technique by diverse group of organism for this process and Toll receptors play a central role in it. Evolution of Toll receptors was found to evolutionary conserved and presence in plants,… View Article

Transplantation Immunology

One of the major developments in the field of medicine is organ transplantation which gives the recipient the capacity to continue living without the problems brought about by the organ with disease or malfunction. Though the procedure has significant benefits to the patient, it is also accompanied by complexities that need to be considered prior… View Article

Review Article – Rheumatoid Arthritis & Il-6

Introduction Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune condition principally causing synovial joint inflammation and cartilage erosion. The pathogenesis encompasses intricate cellular and humoural manifestations, and vascular reactions that result in the infiltration of the synovium by white blood cells, of which release inflammatory mediators, inclusive of Interleukin-6 (IL-6). IL-6 serum levels of RA patients… View Article

Valley Fever

In the Northern hemisphere, particularly in southwestern regions, the United States and in northern Mexico dwells a disease called Coccidioidomycosis, which is also known as San Joaquin Fever, Valley Fever and Posada’s disease. Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal disease, which in most cases enters the body through the lungs. Both humans and mammals are susceptible to… View Article

Article Review: a Chronic Inflammatory Disease

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. Those that are susceptible to asthma, this inflammation can cause the airways to spasm and swell periodically so that the airways become narrow. The individual will then wheeze or gasp for air. Obstruction to air flow either resolves spontaneously or responds to a wide range of… View Article

Contagion: Immune System and Disease

* Watch the movie Contagion and write an essay relating the movie to what you have learned in Bio101 this semester. Make sure answer the following questions within the content of your essay: (This assignment is worth 10 points and will be graded accordingly) 1. What is the disease caused by? How is it transmitted… View Article

Dangers of Childhood Immunizations

Evidence Supporting Thesis “In order to understand the ‘safety’ of vaccines, you have to know several things, including how a baby’s immune system works from birth onwards, and what vaccines do biochemically in the body. That work has never been done.” Found in the book Just a Little Prick by Hilary Butler No one medical… View Article

Hepatitis C

Abstract Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It is difficult for the human immune system to eliminate the virus from the body, and infection with HCV usually becomes chronic. Over decades, chronic infection with HCV damages the liver and can cause liver failure in some people…. View Article

The Lymphatic System

This document is not meant to be a substitute for a formal laboratory report. The Lab Report Assistant is simply a summary of the experiment’s questions, diagrams if needed, and data tables that should be addressed in a formal lab report. The intent is to facilitate students’ writing of lab reports by providing this information… View Article

Laughter Is the Best Medicine

I. Introduction A. Humour has good healing power and it is good for you. B. Dr. Lee Berk and fellow researcher Dr. Stanley Tan of Loma Linda University in California have been studying the effects of laughter on the immune system. C. To date their published studies have shown that laughing lowers blood pressure, reduces… View Article

The Effects of Hiv/Aids

1.) Introduction. 2.) Discussion. i.) loss of professionals to the effects of HIV and AIDS ii) Funds channeled to combat effects of HIV and AIDS on education in Kenya iii) High dropout rates to the effects of HIV and AIDS on education iv) The introduction of HIV and AIDS as a unit on the Kenyan… View Article

Fantastic Voyage Battle of the Lung

Good morning everyone! Signing on, India Hornsby with ASAP Health. I will be reporting live inside Mrs. Frizzle. She has been under the weather for about two days now. A bacterium is invading the lower lobe of her right lung. It’s my job to pilot the invasion and do a live report on what I… View Article

Graves Disease

When you think about diseases and disorders that can attack the immune system one of the first ones that might pop into your mind is Graves’ disease. You may not know what it is or how it effects the immune system but you have heard about it, after reading this paper you will have a… View Article

Immune System and Stress Related Illness

Outline and evaluate research into the relationship between the immune system and Stress-related illness. (12marks) It is suggested that stress can result in immunosuppression which can lead to stress-related illnesses such as Coronary Heart Disease and high blood pressure. Kiecolt and Glaser conducted an experiment to see the effects of stress on the immune system…. View Article