How Does Fever Help You Get Better?

Learn about how a fever helps you get better; why the first reliable and widely available pregnancy test was the African clawed frog; and a potential breakthrough in the shockingly complicated traveling salesperson problem. 

How Exactly Does Fever Help You Get Better? by Ashley Hamer 

  • TED-Ed. (2016). The surprising reason you feel awful when you’re sick – Marco A. Sotomayor [YouTube Video]. In YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVdY9KXF_Sg 
  • ‌Mace, T. A., Zhong, L., Kilpatrick, C., Zynda, E., Lee, C.-T., Capitano, M., Minderman, H., & Repasky, E. A. (2011). Differentiation of CD8+ T cells into effector cells is enhanced by physiological range hyperthermia. Journal of Leukocyte Biology, 90(5), 951–962. https://doi.org/10.1189/jlb.0511229 

The first reliable and widely available pregnancy test was… a frog? by Cameron Duke

Traveling salesperson update by Cody Gough

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