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Ep. 49: “Viruses and Aging” Featuring Dr. Clovis Palmer

By March 14, 2023No Comments

Clovis Palmer


Dr. Clovis Palmer is an Assistant Professor at Tulane University. He talks about how HIV hijacks metabolic processes and the role of HIF-1α in HIV infection. He also discusses using non-human primates to study SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses.

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The Immunology Science Round Up

Bacterial Brain Invasion – Researchers identified a neuroimmune axis that exacerbates bacterial meningitis.

CAR T Signaling Domains – Scientists engineered a logic-gated intracellular network CAR to prevent on-target, off-tumor toxicity.

Cleaning Up After Apoptosis – Tingible body macrophages use cellular processes to search for and capture motile apoptotic cell fragments.

Autoimmunity in Down’s Syndrome – Researchers found high levels of cytokines in individuals with Down’s syndrome, which may contribute to autoimmune susceptibility.

Image courtesy of Dr. Clovis Palmer

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