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The most ancient shark ancestors swam the Earth hundreds of millions of years ago. What lessons can be learned from studying how they fight off infection?

Evolutionary immunologist Helen Dooley of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Institute for Marine and Environmental Technology explains how immune systems of humans and sharks are related and what might that mean for curing diseases. Learn more about Helen Dooley's research here.