In a healthy person, T cells circulate in the blood and quietly scan the body for threats using proteins on the cell’s surface. If a T cell encounters another cell it deems dangerous, the T cell undergoes activation, a molecular cascade in which it switches from surveillance mode to attack mode. The activated cells then rapidly replicate to build an army and destroy the enemy.
In almost every Out patient department or a clinic often a febrile illness (fever) without an initially obvious etiology (sometimes called fever without localizing signs) as fever of unknown origin (FUO).
GUT in a layman language may mean NERVE (not the nerves but nerve to perform bold acts), with a slight drift to the medical world or anatomy it may mean Stomach, belly, Abdomen and in literal medicine term it may mean, “gastrointestinal tract”.
The gut is the largest mucosal organ of the body and as such is at the forefront of the body’s immune (ability to fight foreign invasion) homeostasis (also, in regulation of temperature and the balance between acidity and alkalinity (pH). Read through for its importance and its necessity for good health and its role in diabetes, arthritis and other common disorders on the rise!
The creation of genetically modified and entirely synthetic organisms continues to generate excitement as well as worry.
Such organisms are already churning out insulin and other drug ingredients, helping produce biofuels, teaching scientists about human disease and improving fishing and agriculture. While the risks can be exaggerated to frightening effect, modified organisms do have the potential to upset natural ecosystems if they were to escape.