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Carradale and growing food for the war effort


Older brothers
Avrion Mitchison Scientist
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As a third of a trio of brothers, I was accustomed to- to- somehow to guidance, taking the- imitating them all the time. And I've spent the rest of my life like that. I've always been looking for, in one way or another, I looked for an elder brother and, Martin, I have to say, and you probably realise, notice this, that that's what you've been to me. Although the age is the wrong way round, you- from- the first few months after we met, I realised, oh joy, here comes another older brother to teach me what's what. Well, how kind of you to say so.

Avrion Mitchison, the British zoologist, is currently Professor Emeritus at University College London and is best known for his work demonstrating the role of lymphocytes in tumour rejection and for the separate and cooperative roles of T- and B-lymphocytes in this and other processes.

Listeners: Martin Raff

Martin Raff is a Canadian-born neurologist and research biologist who has made important contributions to immunology and cell development. He has a special interest in apoptosis, the phenomenon of cell death.



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Duration: 43 seconds

Date story recorded: June 2004

Date story went live: 24 January 2008