About This Chapter
Who's It For:
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering immunology material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn immunology. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding immunology
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning science (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about immunology
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra science learning resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Immunology chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Immunology chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any immunology question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an immunology unit of a standard science course. Topics covered include:
- The immune system
- Adaptive immunity
- Inflammation, neutrophils and natural killers in innate immunity
- Acquired immunity
- T cells, B cells and antibodies
1. What Is the Immune System? - Our Body's Defense Against Pathogens
In this lesson, you will be introduced to the immune system. You'll learn about the innate and adaptive immune system, Edward Jenner, haptens and immune tolerance.
2. What Is Adaptive Immunity? - Definition and Types
This lesson will help you distinguish between several different types of immunity. This includes passive immunity, active immunity, naturally acquired immunity and artificially acquired immunity.
3. Innate Immunity: Inflammation, Neutrophils & Natural Killer Cells
You might already know how your body handles known infectious agents but how about unknown? Watch this video to explore your innate immune system - your body's defense against new bacteria and viruses.
4. Acquired Immunity: T Cells, B Cells and Antibodies
Have you ever wondered why some people don't ever seem to get sick? These people likely have an acquired immunity. Learn more about the immune system and how exposure to an illness one time can help your body to prevent that illness from ever occurring again.
5. Immunocytochemistry: Definition, Uses & Techniques
Immunocytochemistry is used as a laboratory technique to identify proteins and peptides. This lesson will discuss the definition, uses, and techniques of immunocytochemistry.
6. Immunocytochemistry vs. Immunohistochemistry
In this lesson we're going to be comparing and contrasting two staining techniques, immunocytochemistry and immunohistochemistry. Here, we'll learn about what each of these techniques are used for and how they differ.
7. Immunocytochemistry vs. Immunofluorescence
In this lesson, we'll be comparing immunocytochemistry and immunofluorescence. Here, we'll learn what each of these techniques is used for and the benefits and drawbacks to each.
8. Immunohistochemistry: Definition, Uses, Stains & Protocols
In this lesson, we'll be looking at the technique of immunohistochemistry. Here, we'll explore the applications of this technique in medicine and scientific research, as well as the stains used and protocol for carrying out the procedure.
9. Immunofluorescence: Definition, Procedure & Applications
In this lesson we'll be looking at the basic procedure for immunofluorescence. We'll see how to use this technique in the lab and what applications it has in science and medicine.
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