A podcast about the body's defenders against disease.
A Tonka Truck full of salt
Immune catches up on COVID listener email, including discussions about long-term COVID, cross-reactive memory to SARS-CoV-2, common mucosal surfaces, the risky business of peptide mega-pools, immunodominant epitopes and much more.
COVID-19 and kids with Sallie Permar
Sallie joins Immune to discuss her career, emphasizing the importance of a good mentor and the ability to pivot, and her research, which has focused on mother to child transmission of infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, CMV, and more recently, COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2.
Black in Immuno
Alexis, Joel, Elaine, Justine, and Evonne join Immune to discuss their careers, their research, and a platform created by a collective of Black immunologists and allies aimed at amplifying, celebrating and supporting Black voices in immunology.
Aberrant immunity in COVID-19
Immune describes the striking loss of germinal centers in lymph nodes and spleen in patients with severe COVID-19, providing an explanation for short-lived humoral immunity and limited somatic hypermutation of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2.
Immune examines antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, including the relationship between severe COVID-19 and anti-spike antibodies, kinetics of production, and correlates of protection among coronaviruses.
Coronavirus cross-reacting T cells
Immune explains a study demonstrating T cells that react with SARS-CoV-2 epitopes in individuals who have never been infected with the virus, implying cross-reactivity with common cold coronaviruses.
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Hello Immune Generals
I am thrilled to have found your podcast. This is exactly what a basic immunology master turned a full time wife and mom in chief needs in her life. Thank you, thank you!
No episode on Li-Meng Yan
Also, that the platypus would be considered a potential vector for COVID *evolution* is pathetic. Transmission? MAYBE. But it is an endangered species! Do you understand the Wright/Fischer maths on population genetics? There are no such things as “infinite pangolins” ...
it’s as if the institutions of science are terminally politicized or have such overinflated egos as to be exhibiting some kind of institutional meningitis. Absolutely pathetic. Between these 3 things — 1️⃣ lack of *real discussion* on Li-Meng Yan 2️⃣ pangolins as inpossibly endangered vectors and 3️⃣ lack of coverage on the importance of “micro-zinc” or bioavailable zinc — modern science and esp. health research has lost all credibility. I have looked at Yan’s research and it is unbelievable how her work has been smeared. There are serious problems in “peer review” and related processes that science can just defame her and trash her research in mainstream media. PATHETIC
Excellent on many levels
The hosts and guests give thorough explanations of the topics at hand. They describe and explain things with an emphasis on the fundamentals. Then they delve into the more technical aspects. Their approach appeals to those new to the topic as well as experts and anyone in between.