Big Picture: Immune System out now

The latest instalment of Big Picture, the Wellcome Trust’s free educational magazine for students aged 16+ and their teachers, is out now.

In these dark, cold winter months, many of us are struck down by infections. But how do our bodies resist attack and defend themselves? The latest issue in the Big Picture series explores the immune system and what it does to try to keep us healthy even when we’re surrounded (and often inhabited) by potentially harmful things such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

The magazine is available to download as a PDF and is accompanied by many free online resources, including: