Autoimmune Disease

The word "auto" is the Greek word for self. The immune system is a complicated network of cells and cell components that normally work to defend the body and eliminate infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and other invading microbes. If a person has an autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakenly attacks self, targeting the cells, tissues, and organs of a person's own body. After a thorough research and evaluation of related scientific literature, you and your partner will make an informed presentation to your classmates on one of the many different autoimmune diseases.