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How does a thymus transplantation work? Why doesn't it result in rejection of the recipient's... everything?

I read that DiGeorge syndrome can result in a baby being born completely lacking a thymus. That page also says that this can be treated through thymus transplantation. My understanding of the thymus ...
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What is the mechanism of immune privilege that prevents immunological damage in some organs?

I was reading about immune privilege in a paper called Immune Privilege of Heart Valves by Hill et al. Immune privilege is summarised as follows: Immune privilege is an evolutionary adaptation that ...
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Why are beta-lactam antibiotics the most common drug allergens?

β-Lactam antibiotics: the most common allergens among drugs. Allergic reactions caused by β-lactam antibiotics bind to their chemical structure. The source of haptens is an unstable β-lactam ring to ...
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What would happen if non-cellular immune responses didn’t happen? [closed]

First things first, I’m not from a medical background, so apologies for the slightly vague question and any other poor wording throughout. I’ve recently caught a nasty cold, and as such I’ve acquired ...
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What is the evidence for the need for rabies boosters?

Rabies prophylaxis protocols require both vaccine booster shots and multiple post-exposure booster shots, in addition to the initial "immunization". What is the evidence for the need for ...
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(How) does taking all available vaccines contribute to cross- and trained immunity?

Many countries have national vaccination campaigns that consists of vaccines against several different diseases. I expect that the choice of vaccines that are included in such programs is mainly ...
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Why was the fact that the Fc-part of an antibody is crystallizable important enough that the part was named after it? (Fc ="Fragment crystallizable")

The typical Y-shape structure of an antibody is often further divided into three parts which correspond to the fragments one obtain when the antibody is digested by the protease papain. Those are: ...
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Do vaccinated people not have zero risk of mortality by Covid 19?

This video by Vox says people who are vaccinated have zero risk of mortality by Covid 19. But NDTV reports (at 00:21 and again at 07:53 in the video) that even fully vaccinated 8 frontline medical ...
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Why don't we have mDNA vaccines?

There are two differences between as vector virus vaccines and mRNA vaccines. One uses Adenovirus and the other uses Nano Lipid Particle(NLP) to deliver the gene material. One has DNA for the ...
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What exactly is the difference between Sputnik V lite and Astrazeneca vaccine?

As far as I know, both Astrazeneca and Sputnik V lite are Vector vaccines using an Adeno virus as a vehicle for the DNA of the spike protein of Covid-19. But Astrazeneca requires two vaccine shots ...
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