Scientists trust numbers. And the employment numbers for graduate students seeking academic jobs in many fields aren’t encouraging. So life-sciences doctoral students at Washington University in St. Louis started a nonprofit consulting firm aimed at providing industry experience to graduate students looking for a professional Plan B.
The work, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, suggests that a fundamental antiviral defense mechanism is intact in asthma. This means that another aspect of the immune system must explain the difficulty people with asthma have when they encounter respiratory viruses.
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