Student guest posts: infectious causes of chronic disease

It’s that time again. I teach a class every other year on infectious causes of chronic disease, looking at the role various infections play in cancer, autoimmune disease, mental illness, and other chronic conditions. Each year, the students are assigned two writing assignments-–to be posted here on the blog. Over the next week or so, I will be putting up guest posts authored by students on various topics under the broad umbrella of infection and chronic disease.

Constructive comments on their posts are appreciated, but please keep in mind that they’re students doing this as an assignment and still learning. Finally, these posts are the students’ own; I’m formatting them for publication here, but beyond that their words (and opinions!) are theirs.

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