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Immune System and Disease

Immune System and Disease

© Cathy Yeulet.

Immune system, white blood cell, leukocyte, inflammation, phagocytosis, B cell, T cell, antibody, autoimmunity, autoimmune disease, cancer, HIV, AIDS, immunity, antigen, infection

  • Defending Against Microbes

    Defending Against MicrobesLesson

    Students investigate the human immune system and solve a crossword puzzle featuring vocabulary related to the immune system and microbes.

  • HIV/AIDS in the United States

    HIV/AIDS in the United StatesLesson

    Students read an essay to learn about misperceptions of HIV/AIDS and use statistical data to create presentations focused on the impacts of HIV/AIDS in the United States.

  • Infectious Disease Case Study

    Infectious Disease Case StudyLesson

    Students use evidence to determine whether a patient has a cold, flu or strep infection, and also learn the differences between bacterial and viral infections.

  • Mapping the Spread of HIV/AIDS

    Mapping the Spread of HIV/AIDSLesson

    Students read an essay about how scientists first tracked HIV/AIDS, then play the role of epidemiologist as they use actual data to map the spread of the disease worldwide.

  • Microbes and Disease

    Microbes and DiseaseLesson

    Students investigate a selection of microbes and diseases associated with them, learn how diseases are transmitted and impact society, and create art projects that represent the diseases studied in this lesson.

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  • Infectious Diseases

    Infectious Diseases Presentation

    Christine Herrmann, PhD, discusses the history of disease research, infectious agents (or pathogens) that cause disease and their modes of transmission, and ways to reduce the spread of disease.

  • Introduction to Viruses

    Introduction to Viruses Presentation

    Viruses are not cells, but consist of genetic material, enclosed in a protective layer of protein. Learn more about the nature of viruses, and how scientists are working to understand and combat them.

  • Viruses

    Viruses Presentation

    Viruses have killed millions of people. But without a host, these microscopic parasites cannot reproduce or survive. As scientists discover the chemical rules by which each virus plays, they can begin to control how viruses affect us.