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What is immunology?

The immune system is the highly evolved set of mechanisms our bodies use to tackle any threats such as infections and cancers.

Immunology examines the structure and function of the immune system.

 

BSI logoThe British Society for Immunology have some great resources for basic explanations of immunology:

What is the immune system?

Nature's "Self" Defence, a beginner's guide to the immune system

Bite sized immunology

 

Immunology at the Cambridge Science Festival

Pictures of 2014, with the Giant Nose and Why Snot?

Pictures of 2013

Immunology in art

immuno-art is a campaign to support research at the Netherlands Cancer Institute to develop immunotherapies against cancer. It shows microscopic images of various tissues. Cells from the immune system are able to not only attack bacteria and viruses, but also to fight cancer cells.