Marine & Environmental Sciences Faculty Articles

Title

Birds of a feather shouldn't always fly together

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2021

Publication Title

Journal of Experimental Biology

ISSN

1477-9145

Volume

224

Issue/No.

17

First Page

JEB236976

Abstract

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have become more sensitive to the signs of sickness while in public. Despite my mask, I dread having to sneeze or cough while in the grocery store, for fear of the sideways glances it will inevitably elicit from people around me. While we know observing symptoms that convey sickness can cause us to change our behaviour, can it also trigger our bodies to mount protective changes in our physiology? Ashley Love and colleagues from around the USA worked to test this idea, to better understand whether visible signs of infection can lead to changes in immunity.

Comments

© 2021. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd

ORCID ID

0000-0001-8225-8344

DOI

10.1242/jeb.236976

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