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Fundamentals of Immunology, Course 4: Dueling with the Dark Side, covers the constant battle between your immune system and threats to your health. The first two lectures discuss viral and cellular pathogens, focusing on specific tactics they use to deflect immune attack. Next, a cheerier lecture describes other immune-based therapies, beginning with the use of engineered antibodies to treat specific diseases. This lecture continues with vaccine development (viral-engineered, killed, RNA-component vaccines and more) and adjuvant function and ends with vaccination strategies, including herd immunity and resisting the anti-vaccination movement. The last two lectures cover immune deficiencies and how cancer evades the immune system, concluding with advances in using immune therapies (antibodies and CAR T cells) to cure cancer....

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By Andrea A R

May 25, 2021

Fundamentals of Immunology: Dueling with the Dark Side led to a better understanding of cancer, cancer vaccines, and treatments. Knowledge of the newer technologies in developing treatments and vaccines increased my confidence in discussing vaccines we are using right now for the present COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you Rice University and Dr. Novotny for this challenging and informative series.

By Lorenzo T I

Nov 1, 2020

This course is a great addition to the three courses in Fundamentals of immunology specialization. The course highlights that vaccination is critical not only for the individual but for the benefit of public health.

By Srujan S

Apr 6, 2021

It was an amazing course, it really helped me to get a better understanding about the immune system.

By Liang Z

Mar 15, 2021

Up-to-date excellent content and great lecturer!

By Jean-Paul E

Dec 18, 2020

Wonderful fundamentals course.


Apr 13, 2021

excelente curso

By Adegoke A A

Nov 29, 2020

This course has enlighten me in many ways.

By Vidhi D

May 28, 2021

Some quizzes have mistakes.