Book Club : Survival of the Sickest

Our lab’s August 2016 Book Club selection was the Survival of the Sickest by Sharon Moalem and Jonathan Prince. The book has been extensively reviewed since its 07 publication and is a staple of undergraduate book discussions in Biology. Lab […]

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HBO’s John Oliver on News Reports of “Scientific Research”

Okay .. This may not have the most appropriate language to be cited here :-), but its an interesting piece on an issue that should concern us all – the cherry-picked reporting of “science” that comes out in the news […]

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The Invisible Gorilla: Reading for our summer book club

This months reading for our lab “summer book club” is the Chalbis & Simon book – The Invisible Gorilla. We will update this post with comments – post discussion… Lab members can view/download the ebook & audiobook versions of the […]

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Statistics for the Immunology Graduate Student

This page lists our favorite online resources for Immunology Graduate Students to learn or review aspects of statistical analysis essential for research. Given the dynamic nature of online content, we welcome suggestions for new links to be added (as well […]

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Papers: Where To Find Them And How To Read Them

This is a short guide for new students (at the undergraduate & graduate level) of Immunology with pointers on reading primary research articles. So, once you have built up some level of confidence with the words and concepts (using textbooks […]

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Paper Watch : Humans are just pet-store mice …

Two intriguing papers that came out this week suggest that one source of the differences sometimes observed between the immune systems of human and laboratory mice are due to variations in the microbial exposure history of the two hosts. Laboratory […]

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Telling stories about science …

Yesterday we were having a discussion with the 3rd year graduate students about styles of writing papers and I was reminded of the old Medawar talk again (see – P.B. Medawar (1964): Is the scientific paper a fraud). As Medawar […]

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40 years of the Selfish Gene

An article by Matt Ridley in Nature reviews the impact of “The Selfish Gene” by Richard Dawkins, on the 40th anniversary of it’s publication. The Selfish Gene, and the subsequent books that Dawkins used to build on the ideas expounded […]

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The Polly Matzinger lectures on Danger

Dr. Polly Matzinger is running a lecture series on the “Danger model”, which is a great introduction to the concept, for new students of Immunology. Polly originally proposed the “Danger Model” in 1992 to explain how Immune responses are initiated […]

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Publication : The cytokine review article is in !

Kaveh & Nevil’s opinion piece on the role of IL-12p40 as an adaptor for heterodimeric cytokine formation has just been accepted for publication in “Cytokine“. Making many from few: IL-12p40 as a model for the combinatorial assembly of heterodimeric cytokines […]

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