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What is the rationale behind tapering of immunosuppressant dose a while after transplant?

This is a very interesting question. One of the most important considerations in patients on long-term immunosuppression is the risk of complications, whether infections or (more dangerously) cancer ...
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Why hasn't there been a serious effort to develop an anti-inflammatory that blocks the responsible genes?

Your question is very complex, so for now I'll focus on a few points and answer these first: Why hasn't there been visible progress on a gene-blocking approach? There are all sorts of ways to block ...
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How is histamine useful against allergies?

Histamine is produced in allergic reactions. - True Histamine is produced against allergic reactions - False Okay. Lets get a few things right here first. An allergy is an inappropriate immune ...
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Transplant rejection through direct allogenic antigen detection: where do the T cells come from?

Janeway's does not seem to explicitely answer your question: A. "T cells that cannot recognize the body's own MHC molecules (...) this process of positive selection (...)" B. "...
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Why isn't suppression of immune system for organ transplant not as dangerous as AIDS?

Patients receiving immunosuppressive drugs do fall into the same category as patients with HIV-related acquired immunodeficiency - that is, they are all immunocompromised and face similar risks of ...
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