Abbie Smith on vaccines, your immune system and viruses

By Grant Jacobs 14/08/2011 8

Here’s a talk for non-scientists about your immune system, viruses and vaccines by Abbie Smith, a graduate student from the University of Oklahoma who writes the ERV blog. (ERV = endogenous retrovirus) She also spends a little time talking about HIV, which she studies. She’s an enthusiastic and natural speaker. (Being a Freethought meeting these are a few of passing references to creationists but just gloss over that it it’s not your thing.)

Besides that it’s a nice effort to explain a fair complex subject, I’m offering this talk in small part because of  measles cases in New Zealand.

Other articles on Code for life:

Reviewing Deadly Choices

Haemophilia — towards a cure using genetic engineering

Doggie ERVs

“Knowledge is merely opinion.” Storm – in cartoon and words

Reproducible research and computational biology

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