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University Of Iowa Researchers Investigate Regulation Of Immune System Memory

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December 1, 2000
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If a person's immune system successfully fights off an infection, not only does that person recover, but they also acquire immunity against re-infection by that same pathogen. The ability of the immune system to remember pathogens it has already defeated, and to respond rapidly and effectively to them during future exposures, is the basis of vaccination strategies. University of Iowa researchers are making progress in understanding how these complicated aspects of the immune response are controlled.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – If a person's immune system successfully fights off an infection, not only does that person recover, but they also acquire immunity against re-infection by that same pathogen. The ability of the immune system to remember pathogens it has already defeated, and to respond rapidly and effectively to them during future exposures, is the basis of vaccination strategies.


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