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Immune response

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What exactly is a virus?

Typically, when I taught the characteristics of life I would mention that viruses mess with our understanding of life but wouldn’t go much further, it was outside the scope of the course. For obvious reasons — ie the current covid-19 pandemic– I’ve been thinking about the tiny little virus and its tenacity for life, wrapped … Continue reading

Allergies and parasites

So I have some pretty severe allergies. Given the wide variety that I have personally I would be surprised if science found a single mechanism that caused all allergies. But I have to admit, I never thought that the fact that I am not, nor have I ever been, exposed to parasites would be at … Continue reading

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