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Immune system

Immune system image of a single neutrophil (yellow), engulfing anthrax bacteria (orange). An immune system is a collection of mechanisms within an organism that protects against disease by identifying and killing pathogen s and tumor cells. It detects a wide variety of agents, from virus es to more


Pneumonia Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the lung . Frequently, it is described as lung parenchyma /alveolar (microscopic air-filled sacs of the lung responsible for absorbing oxygen from the atmosphere ) inflammation and (abnormal) alveolar filling. Pneumonia can result from a vari more

Alfred Russel Wallace

Alfred Russel Wallace Alfred Russel Wallace OM , FRS (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913 ) was a British naturalist , explorer , geographer , anthropologist and biologist . He did extensive fieldwork first in the Amazon River basin, and then in the Malay Archipelago , where he identifie more


Bacteria A bacterium (plural: bacteria) is a unicellular microorganism . Typically a few micrometre s in length, individual bacteria have a wide-range of shapes, ranging from sphere s to rods to spirals. Bacteria are ubiquitous in every habitat on Earth , growing in soil, acidic hot springs , more

RNA interference

RNA interference trims double stranded RNA, to form small interfering RNA or microRNA . These processed RNAs are incorporated into the RNA-induced silencing complex (RISC), which targets messenger RNA to prevent translation . RNA interference (RNAi) is a mechanism that inhibits gene expression more

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