Immunology

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OMFGWARBLEGARBLE! THERE IS ANOTHER AIDS!

NOH MAH GAWD!!! Mysterious Disease Leaves Patients With AIDS-like Symptons, But Not HIV Researchers have identified a mysterious new disease that has left scores of people in Asia and some in the United States with AIDS-like symptoms even though they are not infected with HIV. [bolding original] Researchers identify rare adult immune disease in Asia…

ERV at Skeptics of Oz

HAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  I feel like Stewie Griffin. I DONT LIKE CHANGE!!! Give us a minute, we will figure it out (hey, I figured how to get pages of comments so Our Epic Threads dont take over 9000 years to load! dont have to top it off at 5K!!!) In the mean time, Skeptics of Oz have…

GMO CTLs vs HIV

This is just another excuse to poke fun at the stupidity of Creationists– Creationists try to lecture us all the time about how ‘perfect’ our immune system is. How wonderful and precise and intelligently designed it is obviously points towards the existence of a creator god (aka the Christian god). Well, if our immune system…

SNP CC in IFITM3 is a boon for H1N1, FWIW

The technology we have available to us today in the lab is both a boon and a bafflement. Example: The screens we have for RNA expression in cells is so sensitive we can see tiny changes in RNA expression levels in healthy/diseased/drug treated/etc cells. YAY! More information! More observations! More new ideas for research!… Except,…

This study is a case study from this study (lol): Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Modified T Cells in Chronic Lymphoid Leukemia I imagined this scene happened in one of their lab meetings: I didnt go in-depth as to how everything was working before, so I thought I would do it now!

[insert generic Draco Malfoy joke here]

A bunch of folks have emailed me about this article, being heavily pimped in pop media: Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Therapeutics Being SciBlogs resident Debbie Downer, it was good to see Ive trained you all well. The most common comment people emailed along with the link to a pop news article: “Why is this wrong?”/”Why is this…

YAAAAAAAAAY!!! A *big* “THANK YOU!!” to The Thinking Atheist for recording and producing these videos (all of the speeches will be up on his YouTube channel). He brought all the equipment, the audio is great, the video is great, he integrated in the slides from my PowerPoint, dealt with uploading everything to YouTube (I know…

Antibodies: Evolution in action II

Obviously, my first post on Antibodies: Evolution in action isnt the whole story, cause otherwise we would only have… like… eight different antibodies… :-/ Thats obviously not the case. Weve got lots and lots and lots of antibodies that recognize lots and lots and lots of different things! Kevin has a post up at We…

Q&A: Pregnant mothers vs unvaccinated kids

EMAIL! Dear ERV– If I work with kids who are not immunized and I get pregnant, is my fetus at risk? This is a question I got from an audience member post-FreeOK, and it was too good not to share with everybody!! First, a disclaimer I dont normally have to state– I iz not an…

Antibodies: Evolution in action

I did a little experiment on the audience at FreeOK on Saturday (will be posted when The Thinking Atheist gets it up! Should be good quality, hes got all kinds of fancy stuff/tricks!). *squint* It wasnt really a matter of ‘will they get this?’, cause atheists/skeptics/freethinkers are smart. It was more of ‘will they even…