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A High Schooler's Perspective Antibiotics

Antibiotic Resistance

Bacteria are some of the most durable and versatile organisms to exist in the natural world, and this point is proven best when examining the resistance bacteria have built to antibiotics in recent years. The first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered by Scottish physician Alexander Fleming in late 1928. Fleming discovered penicillin when examining petri dishes […]

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A High Schooler's Perspective Immunotherapy

Monoclonal Antibodies

Immunotherapy, as its name suggests, heavily relies on the immune system in order to effectively deal with tumors in the body. As a result, people with a weakened immune system have a more difficult time fighting off any disease, let alone cancer, and the method of activating one’s immune system to fight disease is, in […]

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A High Schooler's Perspective Immunotherapy

Immunosurveillance – the science behind immunotherapy

This article takes a quick peek into the mechanisms responsible for immunotherapy’s success against cancer. In our last article, we discussed the early beginnings of cancer immunotherapy and here, we explain how the concepts of immunosurveillance and immune tolerance, crucial aspects of immunotherapy, have contributed to understanding and treating cancer.  The origins of immunosurveillance date […]