A hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system. 20% Americans suffer from allergies.
In 2002, iron deficiency anemia was considered to be among the most important factors to the global burden of disease.
the underlying cause of more than 100 serious, chronic illnesses, affecting over 50 million Americans
In 2007, cancer caused about 13% of all human deaths worldwide (7.9 million). Rates are rising as more people live to an old age.
The leading cause of death globally, resulted in 17.3 million deaths (32% of all) in 2013
Interesting progress in topics about apoptosis, receptor, differentiation, etc.
Focuses on bacterial, viral and parasitic infections; host responses and inflammation; vaccines; autoimmune diseases.
Osteoporosis occurs in 50% of women over 50 yrs old; Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the USA