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Immunology

Immunologists can work in a clinic or a research laboratory studying the immune system. Read this article to learn about educational programs and career options and to decide if this field is right for you.

Inside Immunology

The immune system protects human beings and other animals from substances damaging to the organism. The immune system is made up of molecules, cells and organs that react to foreign substances within the body or a threat of a disease. Immunology is the study of the immune system, along with how it works. An immunologist generally works in a laboratory or a clinical setting.

Clinical immunologists treat and manage conditions such as allergic rhinitis and asthma. They may investigate reactions to foods or drugs, as well as reactions that occur in organ transplantation. They might also conduct tests to determine which substances a patient has immune reactions to and prescribe shot therapy to combat it. Research immunologists study cellular level immune responses by looking at genes, proteins and pathogens

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