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Basic principles of immunology including the latest topics leading to novel therapeutic approaches.

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May 2nd 2017

More than a century ago, Elie Metchnikoff established the bases of cellular innate immunity when he discovered the mechanism of phagocytosis. However, during most of the XXth century, adaptive immunity (also known as specific immunity) focused most of the interest of the researchers, until Charles Janeway and Polly Matzinger revisited the definition of immunology. What was called “non-specific immunity” was renamed “innate immunity”, and the understanding of the sensing of the exogenous or endogenous dangers signals, and their identification revolutionized our understanding of the early mechanism aimed to defend the integrity of the host against any type of attacks including pathogens.

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Jan 12th 2016

Explore the immune system, including cellular immunity, NK and T cells, MHC functions, signaling and inflammation.

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Sep 16th 2014

Apply new psychological theory about personal change to an improvement-goal of your own throughout the entire course.

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