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Why isn't suppression of immune system for organ transplant not as dangerous as AIDS?

I've read that when AIDS symptoms show up, life expectancy is about two years if no treatment is applied. On the other hand, I've also read that people having an organ transplant need to take immune ...
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Why hasn't there been a serious effort to develop an anti-inflammatory that blocks the responsible genes? [closed]

After numerous years of reading about how to disable inflammation and related treatments, it appears that the common existing approaches are fundamentally wrong. The most popular over-the-counter ...
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What is the rationale behind tapering of immunosuppressant dose a while after transplant?

MMF, Cyclosporine, Prednisolone, Tacrolimus the dose of whatever immunosuppressant used is reduced in around 6 months - 1 year after the transplant. What is the rationale behind this? Wouldn't any ...
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How is histamine useful against allergies?

Histamine is a chemical produced and stored within the body. It is a part of our immune response and is released during an allergic reaction. Often histamine is responsible for hypersensitive ...
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Cancer cells and their ability to avoid the immune system

Since cancer cell retain their ability to trigger the immune system from their pre-cancerous state and any condition that causes an auto-immune reaction in a specific area of the body will attack any ...
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Normal cells and the immune system [closed]

Normal or healthy cells have a natural ability to avoid being attacked by the immune system. So if a cancer cell has all inherited 'strategies' for avoiding the immune system (that are from their ...
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Is the immune system suppressed during sleep?

Of course we have heard that during stress our immune system is suppressed. This leads me to wonder, does the immune system get suppressed when we are sleeping and why? During both these conditions ...
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What is the impact of sertraline on white blood cells?

This simplified video and RT.com article discusses how the mechanics of the death of a white blood cell can be useful as an "alert mechanism" to other white blood cells of an incoming infection. Also ...
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Ebola immunosupression and infection

I was wondering... If Ebola attacks immune cells and causes immunosupression, then shouldn't we see death in Ebola patients due to secondary infection?
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Which immunosuppression caused by long-term usage of these antibiotics in untreated celiac disease?

These antibiotics include amoxicillin + acidum clavulanicum (beta-lactam, inhibit cell wall synthesis, broad specturm, 3rd gen aminopenicillin) / last part preventing the resistance ceftriaxone (3rd ...