Origins of the common cold

It’s cold and flu season again, and parents may start to feel like the cycle of sickness never ends among their brood. Mathematics and biology professor Fred Adler appeared on Science Friday this week to talk about how the common cold, a rhinovirus, originated and how it spreads through families. Adler is part of a study at the University of Utah called BIG LoVE (Utah Better Identification of Germs-Longitudinal Viral Epidemiology) that explores how children in a home affect the family’s risk of respiratory viral infection.

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