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    The immune system is composed of several types of cells whose coordinated, concerted effort is required for screening, identification, and eventual purging of microbial invasion. This is especially evident when the body launches the Specific Immune Response, comprised of both Humoral and Cell-Mediated Immunity. Create a network diagram (flow chart) showing the components of the Specific Immune Response that shows the interaction and relationships of the cells in both Humoral & Cell-Mediated Immunity.
    Sometimes too much of a good thing is not so good. When our immune system detects a foreign molecule and mounts an immune response, it is sometimes unaware that the foreign molecule is actually completely harmless. Many cases of allergies are a result of an aggressive immune response against an organism or molecule that harbors no real threat to our body. What are the components of our immune system involved in allergic reactions, and how does treatment of allergies manage to control them? Create a one-page brochure designed to explain the causes of allergies and tips for allergy management to a non-scientific audience.
    You may use either Word or PowerPoint to create your network diagram; create the brochure as a Word document. Your final product should be in two files: one with the network diagram, and one with the brochure. Use the Library, Internet, and other resources to research these topics. Be sure to cite all sources in APA format.

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    Here is what I've done for this problem set.

    Part 1 - The adaptive immune response.
    I have created a very simple powerpoint slide which outlines the two major arms of the adaptive immune response, namely T-cell mediated immunity (cellular ...

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    This solution outlines diagrammatically the major components of the adaptive immune system including humoral and cell-mediated responses. The solution also presents a fact sheet about allergies, what causes them, the immunology behind it, and how allergies can be managed.