BioBit – Innate vs. Adaptive Immunity

Your body has evolved an exquisite immune system to take down any threat it encounters. This system is made of up two arms: Innate immunity: like a town’s police force: It responds to all threats regardless of their type (non-specific). When it finds a threat, it immediately responds with all its might to eliminate it.…

BioBit – Your spleen is a filtration and storage organ

Your spleen is an often overlooked organ that serves as important accessory function for your immune system. It acts as a big filtration system for your blood and lymph. The spleen is brownish in color and is located in the upper left side of your body (under the rib cage). It receives both blood from the circulation…

BioBit – Lymphocytes are your trained assassins

Your body has a whole host of white blood cells at its disposal to protect itself from foreign invaders but none are more specialized then lymphocytes. Your lymphocytes make up an arm of your immune system known as adaptive immunity. Compared to your innate immunity, this arm of your immune system can learn and adapt to…

BioBit – White blood cells are your own personal military

Your body has a defence system in place to protect it from foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses and parasites. This exquisite system has many working parts involving many organs throughout the body but the soldiers of this defence system are your white blood cells (WBC). There are a number of different types of WBC that…