Immune System
Janet

Janet

Balance

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I sat in the conference center; stiff chairs set in a steep incline, angled so that everyone could view the small stage and see the speaker. A Mexican conference, this speaker from a highly acclaimed New England Ivy League school would be talking to us in English. He had already confessed to the majority of conference goers that his Spanish was non-existent and as he began to lay out his talk, the three topics neatly outlined on his power point, I sat back and wondered how much I would understand. Despite his English, he was going to speak on a different aspect of evolution than what I work on; he was going to talk about the decades of evolution our human bodies have undergone and how understanding our adaptive responses during that time a