Physicists join immune fight | Science News

Support Science Journalism

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.


Feature

Physicists join immune fight

Principles beyond biology may help explain how the body battles infection

By
4:47pm, December 30, 2010

A runny nose, sore throat and fever may send you running to your doctor — a perfectly satisfactory strategy if all you are seeking is relief. Applying their knowledge of biology, doctors can analyze your symptoms and then prescribe the best drugs to alleviate them. But if you want to know what’s really going on inside your body, consider asking a physicist.

This article is only available to Science News subscribers. Already a subscriber? Log in now.
Or subscribe today for full access.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from Science News

From the Nature Index Paid Content