Matt Richtel - the extraordinary science of our immune system

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:08 pm on 4 September 2019

Most of us think of our immune system as our own army waging war on the stuff that makes us sick. But it's so much more than that says Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Matt Richtel.

He says our  immune system is like a bouncer at a big party, dealing with troublemakers, but keeping the party going. Richtel uses the lives of four people to illuminate the complexity and importance of our internal bouncers in his book An Elegant Defense: The Extraordinary New Science of the Immune System: A Tale in Four Lives

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