The Effect of Aging On Susceptibility To Infectious Diseases

Mankind’s longevity How old is old? For most of human history – from the Stone Age to modern times – the average life expectancy remained fairly constant: 20 to 35 years, just enough time to allow production of a few … Continue reading

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The aging immune system: primary and secondary alterations of immune reactivity in the elderly.

The aging immune system: primary and secondary alterations of immune reactivity in the elderly. Exp Gerontol. 1997 Jul-Oct;32(4-5):401-13. Abstract The function of the immune system is known to decline in the elderly. The present communication will show that, similar to … Continue reading

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