Season 2, Episode 2: Exhausted Immune Cells: the Weary Veterans of Chronic Infection

Join expert Christina Niavi and guests Alex Barrett and David Latchman to learn what happens to our immune cells during chronic infections and cancer, and how we can harness our understanding of the immune system to develop better treatments for these diseases.

If you liked this episode, be sure to follow Christina Niavi on Twitter @ChristinaNiavi and David Latchman @SciWriterDave.

In Plain English will be hosting a Twitter Space with Christina Niavi on November 5th to continue discussing this paper and answer any questions you have about the episode! Tweet your questions @PlainEnglishSci and tune in to listen to the answers! You can also ask questions on our website under the Continue the Conversation tab.

Additionally, Christina, Alex, David, and I recorded a bonus conversation on COVID, science communication, and combating misinformation! That conversation will be available to Patreon subscribers–go check it out!

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Photo Credit: “HIV-infected H9 T cell” by NIAID is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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