Immunological Malfunction?
This case study was developed to complement the study of the immune system and to emphasize the crosstalk that occurs at the cellular level between...

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Resistance is Futile - Or Is It?
While the majority of people are prone to HIV infection, some individuals remain uninfected despite repeated exposure. This case study is based on ...

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Poor Devils
Cancer is usually thought to be a disease that affects individuals. But could cancer evolve to become infectious? This case follows the research on...

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Hidden in Plain Sight
As nonliving entities, viruses face specific challenges when replicating in a host.  Avoiding the host immune system is something that every v...

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Are We Too Clean?
This case study focuses on the relationship between the microbiome (the suite of species that live in or on the human body) and autoimmune and alle...

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The Case of Baby Joe
This interrupted case study follows the declining health of an infant who suffers from recurrent infections and finally is diagnosed with severe co...

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The Soccer Mom
Phyllis Jackson has fainted on the soccer field. She thinks she is just dehydrated, but her husband is worried. He has noticed that she has been ha...

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The Soccer Mom: Hebrew Translation
In this case study, translated from the original English into Hebrew, students read and interpret the signs and symptoms of a woman suffering from ...

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When Good Antibodies Go Bad
This interrupted case study was designed for an upper level course in immunology where the topic of autoimmunity is discussed in detail.  The ...

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African Illness: A Case of Parasites?
This case is based on a British patient presenting to a hospital with an array of symptoms after returning from an African safari. Students learn a...

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Mother's Milk Cures Cancer?
This case study on the immune system, cell cycle regulation, and cancer biology explores the role that serendipity plays in new discoveries in scie...

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Which of These is True? Validity and Ethics in Scientific Experimentation
Many biology courses are designed to develop student understanding and application of the scientific method, but few seriously examine the various ...

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A Bad Reaction
This case involves the transfer of a food allergy to a patient who received a combined kidney and liver transplant from a donor who died as the res...

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Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of an Autoimmune Response
There are a number of medical disorders that mimic each other and accordingly prove problematic for diagnosis, including autoimmune disorders (rheu...

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Football Fanaticism
A fight in a college town bar between the football player of one team and a drunken fan of a rival team results in a serious spinal cord injury. St...

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Dolphin Deaths: A Case Study in Environmental Toxicology
This case study examines a variety of biological factors that may have been involved in the 2013 dolphin "unusual mortality event" (UME) on the Eas...

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Sarah's Sickness
This story is based on the true account of a student who suffered years of misdiagnoses of her illness while she was in a professional school. As t...

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Resistance Is Futile, Or is It? The Clicker Version
This clicker case is an adaptation of a case by Annie Prud'homme-Généreux that was originally published by the National Center for Ca...

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Too Many B Cells
Taylor's doctor notices she has swollen lymph nodes and an elevated white blood cell count on her routine annual exam and asks her to return for a ...

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East Meets West
Ying is sick and is progressively getting worse. His parents' clashing views on Eastern and Western medicine prevent them from agreeing on a course...

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Chickens and Humans and Pigs, Oh My!
Influenza is a common topic in the popular press and a point of interest for many students.  This case study was written to promote interdisci...

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