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Immune system

The immune system is primarily formed by the innate immune system which we are born with, and the adaptive immune system which learns how to fight pathogens (for example from vaccines, or infections we contract).

Immune system dysfunction including low natural killer cell function and autoimmunity are thought to contribute to the symptoms of ME. (more...)


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Leucocytes are often referred to as white blood cells. These colorless cells have a key role in fighting off illnesses. Leucocytes are divided into the types: neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, lymphocytes and monocytes. (more...)


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Source: University of Birmingham, AL
Jarred Younger is director of the Neuroinflammation, Pain and Fatigue Laboratory at the University of Birmingham, Alabama. Dr Younger's special areas of clinical focus include: neuroinflammation, pain, anesthesiology, and rheumatology, and the role of low-level inflammation in chronic disease. (more...)

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Types of leucocytes, also known as white blood cells.
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