What Happens When Your Immune System Forgets

River D'Almeida, Ph.D
2 min readMar 16, 2021
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One of the most remarkable features of the immune system is its ability to “remember” past encounters with pathogens like viruses, bacteria, and parasites. This phenomenon, known as immunological memory, is controlled by two main immune cell types: memory T and B cells.

After bouncing back from an infection, the immune memory adds the pathogen to its database, priming it to react…

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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