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Loreen Willenberg, 66, is only the third patient ever to recover from HIV, but the first without drugs or surgery. Researchers say her body 'locked away' the virus in her genome.
The mounting evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 can infect immune-privileged sites, and linger on for a while.
The human immunity system is a complex network of responses that rely on the interplay of blood cells, including T and B cells, to defeat pathogens such as the coronavirus.
There is no scientific evidence to support claims of companies selling 'immunity boosting' foods which supposedly enhance immunity. The body's natural process is already working.
In Episode 522 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta draws on an article by Beda M. Stadler, an eminent biologist from Switzerland, to underline the importance of studying the immune system for Covid.
An overreaction from the immune system — or a cytokine storm — can endanger a person fighting off an infection. Which is why it is crucial in Covid treatment.
The novel coronavirus triggers responses from both innate and acquired immunity in our bodies, which could provide leads for vaccine development.
Physician Catherine Carver introduces the reader to the defence system of the human body through conversational language and shocking statistics.