Accession Number : ADA307772

Title :   Modulators of Immune Responses.

Descriptive Note : Final proceedings 8 Jul-7 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : SOS PUBLICATIONS FAIR HAVEN NJ

Personal Author(s) : Stolen, Joanne S.

PDF Url : ADA307772

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 612

Abstract : A very successful conference was held, 1995 on Modulators of Immune Responses, July 8-15. Responses to the meeting reviewed in Immunology Today and FINews which have worldwide distribution has been very positive and a lot of interest in this area has been generated. The immune system and alterations to its normal function provides a very sensitive indicator of impending disease or danger to health. We now know that all living organisms have an immune system. The study of the immune system of various species and the effect of environmental contaminants provides alternative test models from which extrapolation can be made to human health. This research area, which is growing in importance, is called Immunotoxicology. This was the subject of this conference and the resulting proceedings. Primitive invertebrates such as earthworms, coral, insects as well as fish, amphibians, marsupials, mice, avian species as well as humans were discussed to be used as models. Scientists came from the international community, from almost every continent. Pollution knows no boundaries. We share the same oceans and the same air so these problems are global.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTS, *CONTAMINANTS, *RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), *IMMUNOLOGY, *IMMUNITY, *INVERTEBRATES, *POLLUTION, FUNCTIONS, GLOBAL, AMPHIBIANS, COMMUNITIES, MODELS, HUMANS, HEALTH, SENSITIVITY, INTERNATIONAL, OCEANS, MICE, LIFE(BIOLOGY), ENDANGERED SPECIES, BIRDS, INDICATORS, MODULATORS, GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION, TOXICOLOGY, INSECTS, CORAL, OLIGOCHAETA, MARSUPIALS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE