More on the language of immunity

This continues the process from last week (the I essay) of introducing terms that will be encountered as we engage with the complexities of immunity. I’ve bolded a few words and phrases that, while some may be commonplace, will be used in an unfamiliar context. Repertoire is in that category. Repertoire is mainly ‘owned’ by … Continue reading More on the language of immunity

The ‘I’ language of immunology

Some of the early essays in this series were about immunity, but not much has been said so far about how the immune system actually works. Immunity is immensely complex, and it’s challenging to write about in ways that are simple, engaging and informative. But it’s time to ‘stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood’ … Continue reading The ‘I’ language of immunology