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ESCAP and UNAIDS welcome commitments by countries to accelerate efforts in response to HIV
BANKGOK (ESCAP News) — Heads of government, ministers and other high-level officials from 50 countries and territories in Asia and the Pacific endorsed the Report of the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and AIDS, along with the Regional framework for action on HIV and AIDS beyond 2015 at the 71st session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). 509 more words
This post is all about the immunoglobulins, those funky chickens of the immune system.
The wikipedia entry for antibody defines an immunoglobulin as “An antibody, also known as an immunoglobulin, is a large, Y-shape protein produced by plasma cells that is used by the immune system to identify and neutralize pathogens such as bacteria and viruses.” Immunoglobulins come in a variety of forms – IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM – depending on where in the body the bad bugs are being encountered and how the body wants to take out the bad bugs. 564 more words