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Title : 7.347 Living Dangerously: How the Immune System Maintains Peace with Trillions of Commensal Bacteria while Preventing Pathogenic Invasions (MIT)

Description : In this course, we will examine how the immune system acts to destroy pathogenic invaders while tolerating colonization by necessary commensal bacteria. As a counterpoint, we will also explore sophisticated strategies that help some bacteria evade our immune system. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching.

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromyear : 2015

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Date : 2015-12-21T17:15:12+05:00

Relation : 7.347

Language : en-US

Subject : commensal bacteria

Subject : mucosal epithelia

Subject : host-pathogen interactions

Subject : immunology

Subject : GTPase

Subject : cell signaling

Subject : bacterial toxins

Subject : Campylobacter

Subject : Salmonella

Subject : E. coli

Subject : strain O157:H17, gut microbiome, dysbiosis, autoimmune diseases

Publisher : MIT OpenCourseWare

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