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Mon October 3, 2011

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Mon October 3, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Nobelists Showed How Immune Defenses Work And Go Awry

Bruce A. Beutler was the only American winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine this year.

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Working with grasshoppers, fruit flies, mice and human cells, the three scientists who won this year's Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine opened important windows on how all these creatures defend themselves against microbial invaders and refrain from attacking their own cells – except when they don't.

It's intricate and complicated stuff, but the two main concepts you need to know are: innate immunity and adaptive immunity.

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8:10am

Mon October 3, 2011
The Two-Way

'Occupy Wall Street' Spreads

Originally published on Mon October 3, 2011 1:03 pm

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Police begin to arrest "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrators on the Brooklyn Bridge. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.

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The "Occupy Wall Street" protests "appears to be settling in for the long term," NPR's Jeff Brady reports.

And as Jeff said on Weekend Edition Sunday:

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7:45am

Mon October 3, 2011
The Two-Way

Rapid Response From Perry Campaign To Story About Offensive Word

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday (Oct. 1, 2011).

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Note: This report contains an offensive racial epithet. It is an essential part of the story, however.

"Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign pushed back quickly and forcefully Sunday against a Washington Post story that linked Perry to a hunting camp known to some by a racially insensitive name," the Austin American-Statesman reports.

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7:42am

Mon October 3, 2011
Latin America

Mexico City Lawmakers Try To Reduce Divorce Rate

Originally published on Tue October 4, 2011 7:19 am

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DAVID GREENE, host: Good morning. I'm David Greene.

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7:35am

Mon October 3, 2011
Animals

Latest Nestle Ad Campaign Is Going To The Dogs

On Friday, Nestle launched a new dog food commercial in Germany geared to canine sensibilities. The 23 second spot features "squeaky noises" and a high-pitch tone that only dogs can hear.

4:00am

Mon October 3, 2011
Africa

Anti-Gadhafi Loyalists Accused Of Abusing Power

Residents of the Libyan capital Tripoli are growing increasingly angry at abuses said to be carried out by armed anti-Gadhafi groups. Some allege that once rebel fighting brigades have become criminal gangs, looting and intimidating at will.

4:00am

Mon October 3, 2011
Business

Business News

David Greene has business news.

4:00am

Mon October 3, 2011
Europe

Italian Appeals Court To Decide Amanda Knox's Fate

American Amanda Knox has a chance at freedom after spending four years behind bars in Italy. An Italian appeals court will decide Monday whether she killed her British roommate. Knox, who says she's innocent, was convicted in 2009 along with Raffaele Sollecito in the death of fellow student Meredith Kercher. David Greene talks about the trial with Barbie Nadeau, a reporter for Newsweek, who has written a book about the trial.

4:00am

Mon October 3, 2011
NPR Story

3 Scientists Win Nobel For Immune System Studies

Originally published on Tue October 4, 2011 7:19 am

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LYNN NEARY, host: Three scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on understanding the immune system. However, it turns out one of the scientists died several days ago, which could mean that he was not eligible for the prize. Joining us now is NPR science correspondent Jon Hamilton.

Thanks for joining us, Jon.

JON HAMILTON: Good to be here.

NEARY: Let's start with this scientist who died. Who was he, and why might his death make him ineligible for the Nobel Prize?

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