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Innate immunity: The inside story on complement activation

Innate immunity: The inside story on complement activation | Allergy and Immunology | Scoop.it

NATURE REVIEWS IMMUNOLOGY | RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT

INNATE IMMUNITY

The inside story on complement activation

Kirsty MintonNature Reviews Immunology 14, 61 (2014) doi:10.1038/nri3603
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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:01 PM

The evolutionarily ancient complement system might have started life as an intracellular activation pathway rather than as a liver-derived serum effector cascade. 

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Meta-analysisProbiotic supplementation during pregnancy or infancy for the prevention of asthma and wheeze: systematic review and meta-analysis

Meta-analysisProbiotic supplementation during pregnancy or infancy for the prevention of asthma and wheeze: systematic review and meta-analysis | Allergy and Immunology | Scoop.it
Probiotic supplementation during pregnancy or infancy for the prevention of asthma and wheeze: system... http://t.co/gP1CfCGOp0

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 9, 2014 3:01 PM

Conclusions We found no evidence to support a protective association between perinatal use of probiotics and doctor diagnosed asthma or childhood wheeze. Randomised controlled trials to date have not yielded sufficient evidence to recommend probiotics for the primary prevention of these disorders. Extended follow-up of existing trials, along with further clinical and basic research, are needed to accurately define the role of probiotics in the prevention of childhood asthma.
Read more at http://ivancevichmd.blogspot.com/2014/02/probiotic-supplementation-during.html#vCTo9712tLuWOjig.99

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Severe combined immunodeficiency

Andras Fazakas Severe combined immunodeficiency - A deadly combination of defects of T & B lymphocytes + Natural killer cells Its a primary immunodeficiency ...

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 20, 2014 5:47 PM

a really clear, understandable and visual presentation on Severe combined immunodeficiency.


Strongly Recommended for university students.

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Teaching the Relevance of Evolution to Understanding Immune Recognition

Teaching the Relevance of Evolution to Understanding Immune Recognition | Allergy and Immunology | Scoop.it

This is a crucial step to understand the vast diversity of Immune specific receptors.


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Immunology in the skin (and psoriasis) - a new video by Nature Immunology

Immunology in the skin (and psoriasis) - a new video by Nature Immunology | Allergy and Immunology | Scoop.it
The skin is the body's main barrier against physical insults and microbial pathogens. Diverse and functionally specialized subsets of immune cells in the ski...

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 20, 2014 6:00 PM

a remarkable video about skin immune system and pathogenesis in the particular case of psoriasis.

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Immense Immunology Insight

Immense Immunology Insight | Allergy and Immunology | Scoop.it

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 20, 2014 6:03 PM

A lot of drawings, quests, facts, tests, mnemonics... about immunology