The immune system is an amazing protection mechanism inside our bodies, designed to defend us against viruses, bacteria, toxins, parasites and all other kinds of creepy things that would love to invade our bodies. Here’s a fascinating look inside it.
A defense cell, seeking to surround droplets of oil.
HIV Attacking the T-cell
T-cell, an important component of our immune system under attack from HIV.
Produces anti-bodies to attack viruses and diseases.
On the attack
Malaria organisms have multiplied in two cells in between a group of red blood cells. One infected cell has burst open releasing the parasites to infect other cells.
Protects against dangerous microorganisms. Also mends itself rapidly after injury.
Bacteria being trapped after an extension of a macrophage membrane.
Macrophage’s powerful chemicals destroying the components of invading cells.
Getting trapped by a Macrophage
A macrophage trapping bacteria with a cellular extension called a pseudopod.
One of mankind’s greatest inorganic threats.
A cancer cell surrounded by killer T-cells.
A fibrous skeleton of a cell is left after it lost the war.
A renegade immune system has damaged a femur of a 50 year old women suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Common Cold Virus
Constantly mutates to avoid detection and releases a stream of new viruses into the system.