The matriarch of a hunter-gatherer band might prefer males to be assigned to specialised training in hunting skills. So the subconscious bias probably goes back a couple of million years to the early days of Homo before sapiens.
Saw this paper in my inbox this morning and thought It might be a good fun discussion paper on an upcoming TWiM episode!
Dear Dr Racaniello,
I do not have the talent for a M.D-Ph.D. at Columbia, but I am definitely a huge fan:)
It's striking how and where the interaction of antibody and bacterium occurs (TWIM #48)! Learned a lot from listening to your interpretation of the paper. Many Thanks!
Just have a question about one antibody and one bacterium. Is it commonly considered more than one antibody molecule per bacterium?
Many Thanks, again!
P.S. Can this finding extent to the interaction between virus (e.g. HIV) and neutralizing antibody? It might be we just look at the wrong place for all those years!