Aging But Still Protected
Week of June 14
Dave: Our immune system weakens with age. After about 75 or 80 we’re pretty much open season to the bugs out there.
Norbert: So, I’ve still got fifty years…
Dave: Norbert, your picture’s on our website.
Norbert: Oh yeah... but wait! A new study shows I’m as good as I was in my twenties when it comes to a specialized class of immune cells. My body’s cellular immunity, which kills virus-infected cells, remains just as active today... More »
Cold Case Solved: Ramses III
Week of June 7
If you’re a loyal listener you know I’ve written several episodes on Egyptian pharaohs. Not another one of your Dr. Death episodes? Yep, but this time it is not about King Tut, but Ramses the third who ruled Egypt in its twentieth dynasty between 1186 and 1155 BCE.
Ramses defended Egypt from three foreign invasions and developed industry and trade with Africa’s Somali coast. The middle of his reign was prosperous, but later, corruption and instability undermined his reign... More »