Here’s a little more info on the sweat/MHC study we talked about yesterday. It seems that women prefer mates with MHCs very different from their own. That seems like a good idea – it helps provide diversity within the genome. It would be hard to get a sample from every guy and bring it to the HLA-typing lab, but no need: the brain can detect MHC differences by smell (they’re associated with pheromones)! Weird. And cool.
Q. I have a question on MHC receptors being polymorphic, you used the ice cream example about all of us have “different flavors”… but does that mean your MHC receptors are all the same, but just different from all of mine, which are the same as each other ? Or are all MHC receptors polymorphic? Continue reading “More on MHCs”
Selena Gomez has been battling lupus for several years now – and she recently talked a bit about her treatment and what it is like to have the disease.
Tomorrow we’re going to talk about four autoimmune diseases: lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren syndrome and scleroderma. Continue reading “Some stuff about autoimmune diseases”
The scores for Quiz 2 are now posted on Moodle. Looking good!
The library has a free ebook copy of our textbook, Robbins Basic Pathology, if you’re interested. Much easier (and cheaper) than the paper copy!
The scores from Quiz 1 are now posted on Moodle. Nice job!!