5.Probably the most debilitating problem during an HIV infection is the fact that HIV specifically infects and kills T helper cells.
Describe A) How T helper cells are activated and B) Why they are so important to the entire immune system.
6.Medical science is only beginning to understand cancer, its causes and its link to our immune system. What is cancer? What causes a cell to become cancerous? How would a cancerous cell be detected and then destroyed by the immune system? (Include cells, molecules and any chemicals involved.)
7.Explain the phenomenon of Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn. Be sure to include what cells and molecules are involved and the primary immune mediators. Also describe the treatment and how it works. 8.Your cousin was just diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and she calls you for information about her diagnosis. She heard that Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease but doesn’t know what that means. Explain autoimmunity in general and Type 1 Diabetes specifically. Include in your discussion: what an autoimmune disease is, how the body protects against the development of autoimmune diseases, how an autoimmune disease can develop and what happens in Type 1 Diabetes.