Does baseline innate immunity change with age? A multi-year study in great tits.

Abstract

Throughout their life animals progressively accumulate mostly detrimental changes in cells, tissues and their functions, causing a decrease in individual performance and ultimately an increased risk of death. The latter may be amplified if it also leads to a deterioration of the immune system which forms the most important protection against the permanent… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2017.03.011

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