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Shelby Bradford

Immunology

West Virginia University

I’m a graduate student with a background immunology and microbiology. My current project investigates the role of an element of the newborn immune system, a cellular messenger called a cytokine, and how it influences responses to vaccines. I enjoy explaining how the complex systems of our cells and bodies work.

Shelby has authored 2 articles

Empathy is key to overcoming COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

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COVID-19 vaccines are an enormous feat. Their use will hinge on explaining how it was done

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Scientists must speak out against misinformation about "immune-boosting" supplements

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Dietary supplements can be dangerous, despite what social media influencers say

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The immune systems of males and females respond to COVID-19 differently

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Male patients had lower T cell responses, whereas female patients showed higher cytokines

Exosomes act as messengers and decoys to save healthy cells from viral infection

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New research into how cells battle flu infection could point to new treatments