Host: Vincent Racaniello
Vincent, Alan, and Jeremy discuss why certain AIDS patients, called ‘elite controllers’ or ‘long-term non-progressors’, do not develop disease, why mosquitoes infected with Sindbis virus remain healthy, and the continuing outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis.
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Links for this episode:
- Immunity article on elite controllers.
- PNAS article on protected mosquitoes.
- The word quarantine comes from the seventeenth century Venetian quarantena, which means forty day period.
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Science book of the week: Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis. Click here to see a page from my Mother’s marked-up copy. She was a high school English teacher.
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