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Immune System

Explore how our bodies are designed to prevent potentially harmful objects from getting inside, and what happens when foreign organisms or substances breach these barriers.

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Influenza special issue

If you liked our ‘Immune System’ issue, why not check out our ‘Influenza’ special issue? First published at the height of the H1N1 swine flu epidemic, it was reviewed and updated in December 2014, placing it in a wider context. It’s especially relevant given how potent the flu virus has been this winter.

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