Downing alumnus Professor Akhilesh Reddy (1995) is senior author of a study that suggests time of day influences our susceptibility to infection.  The findings, published in the PNAS, showed viruses were ten times more successful if the infection started in the morning.

Professor Reddy was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 and you can listen here via the BBC iPlayer (starts at 1 hour 22 minutes in to the programme).

More on this story from the BBC website and a related article in The Guardian.

Published 16th August 2016.