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memory

the part of a COMPUTER that stores information. The two main types of computer memory are RAM (Random Access Memory) and ROM (Read Only Memory). HARD DISKS and FLOPPY DISKS provide additional memory capacity for storing computer programs and data.
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Passive immunity will provide immediate protection to the body, but the body will not develop immunological memory from these sources, and thus the person will be at risk of being infected by the same pathogen later unless he or she acquires his or her own active immunity or is vaccinated.
The induction of sufficient immunological memory depends on the magnitude of the immune response generated against the antigen.
For immunological memory to be effective, genes that are turned off in immune cells following an infection have to be rapidly turned back on when the body reencounters a pathogen.
Furthermore, immunisations against Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Varicella have proved safe and effective even in HIV-infected children, despite the fact that their primary immunological response is inferior and there is faster decay in immunological memory.
Although traditionally classified along with innate immune cells, some evidence of immunological memory in NK cells (see table) suggests that these cells are also affiliated with adaptive immunity.
Rafi Ahmed is a world-renowned scientist whose work has been highly influential in shaping current understanding of immunological memory in infections, vaccines, cancer and immunotherapy.
"The vaccine triggered immunological memory in NK cells--or natural killer cells--a group of white blood cells that, like gamma delta T cells, are a bridge between the innate and acquired immune system," Zuerner says.
Immunological memory (MEM) development is affected by stress-induced neuroendocrine mediators.