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Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research
On-line version ISSN 1414-431X
VAZ, N.M.. Evolution and conservation of immunological activity. Braz J Med Biol Res [online]. 2006, vol.39, n.12, pp. 1521-1524. Epub Oct 30, 2006. ISSN 1414-431X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-879X2006005000049.
Paraphrasing what Gregory Bateson says on evolution, we might say that: "Immunology has long been badly taught. In particular, students - and even professional immunologists - acquire theories of immunological activity without any deep understanding of what problems these theories attempt to solve."
Keywords : Theory; Immune system; Evolution; Conservation; Bateson; Maturana.