Immune system of young children is stronger, claim scientists of Columbia University of America
A new study suggests that babies’ immune systems are stronger than most people think, and they can outperform adults in fighting new pathogens (the viruses and bacteria that cause many diseases). Is.’
A study done by scientists from Irving Medical Center, Columbia University in the US can also explain why babies are less affected by Kovid-19. According to Professor Donna Farber of Columbia University’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, ‘The immune system of infants is considered weak and underdeveloped when compared with that of adults. But it is not true.’ In the new study, Donna Farber and her colleagues assessed the immune system’s response to a new pathogen and its ability to eliminate it.
Influenza and respiratory syncytial virus cause many more lung diseases in infants than in adults, mainly because they are first exposed to these viruses. During this, the researchers collected T-cells that had never competed with the pathogen. These T-cells were injected into virus-infected mice. During this time, T-cells of infants proved to be more effective than adults in eradicating the virus. The T-cells of infants not only reached the infected area faster, but they also built strong immunity very quickly.
Researchers said that we were looking for T-cells that had never been activated before, but it was surprising that their behavior was different depending on age. This indicates that babies have a strong immune system. Let us tell you that often all parents believe that the immune system of babies is weak, so they need to be protected more from infection. The latest study may change this thinking.