Immunological Disease and the Immune System Research
Our bodies are equipped with a sophisticated means of fighting off disease — the immune system, which includes white blood cells, certain proteins, and specialized organs throughout the body.
The immune system:
- Works to fend off infectious organisms like viruses, parasites, and bacteria
- Can help to protect us from cancer
- Can identify transplanted tissue
UPMC Department of Pathology researchers study the mechanisms of the immune system in order to understand why and how it functions.
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