Presentation Title

A Deep Dive Into Paper Cuts

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented the Saturday of the conference

Abstract

Paper cuts are an everyday inconvenience; they are nothing special, nothing new. But have you ever stopped to consider the microscopic war your body wages every time the skin is broken? This creative non-fiction essay explores the immune response launched by the human body to protect itself when exposed to a world crawling with pathogenic predators. From that first sharp pain of a sheet of paper slicing through the skin, to the destruction of pathogens by white blood cell warriors, our immune systems must always be up to the task of protecting us.

Department

Biological Sciences

Faculty Advisor

Lyn Baldwin and Matt Reudink

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A Deep Dive Into Paper Cuts

Paper cuts are an everyday inconvenience; they are nothing special, nothing new. But have you ever stopped to consider the microscopic war your body wages every time the skin is broken? This creative non-fiction essay explores the immune response launched by the human body to protect itself when exposed to a world crawling with pathogenic predators. From that first sharp pain of a sheet of paper slicing through the skin, to the destruction of pathogens by white blood cell warriors, our immune systems must always be up to the task of protecting us.