#97 - Invincibility: share a bed not COVID | Curio

#97 - Invincibility: share a bed not COVID

22 mins | Nov 18, 2021

Today's episode from 18th November 2021. Scientists are searching for people with the "invincibility gene" - those seemingly naturally resistant to COVID-19. We take a look at how researchers want to study people who have been exposed to the disease time and again, but not contracted it. Could it lead to new treatments? Then later, don't just follow your dreams, control them. We explore the idea of lucid dreaming and uncover its benefits, what happens to our brains when we have them, and what it can teach us about our consciousness. Variants of single genes that influence immune responses could hold the key to beating COVID-19. For the Financial Times, Anjana Ahuja analyses how natural resistance could lead to effective antiviral treatments. The ability to control our dreams is a skill more and more people are seeking to acquire for sheer pleasure. For The Guardian, David Robson discovers how scientists believe that lucid dreams could help us unlock new secrets of the mind. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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