A viral handshake

K. S., Srikanth (2016) A viral handshake. i wonder.... pp. 18-25. ISSN 2582-1636

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What do you do when you meet someone? If you are meeting for the first time, you greet them politely or shake hands with them. If you’re meeting a friend, you give them a smile, or greet them with a hug. But what if it’s someone you don’t like or see as a threat? It’s most likely that you’ll try to ignore them; under some circumstances, you may even fight with them! We interact with a lot of people – friends, family, people we work/study with - everyday of our lives. But did you know that your body is also constantly interacting, in some pretty similar ways, with thousands of living organisms every day? ‘How, Where, and Why?’ you may ask. To understand, let’s take a look at some of these interactions – and what better example can we choose for this than those resulting in the common cold!

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: K. S., Srikanth
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Virus, Common cold, Immune response
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology
Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology > Microorganisms, fungi & algae
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1406
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