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08 Oct

New Study Discovers a Neuro-Immune Connection

A research study by the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine found new vessels that directly connect the brain to the immune system. This pathway was previously not thought to exist. Like every other tissue in the body, the brain is connected to the peripheral immune system through...

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01 Oct

New Study Explores How Probiotics Could Influence US Healthcare Costs

A new economic modeling study published in Frontiers in Pharmacology last month explored how probiotics can be used to reduce healthcare costs while "instilling a spirit of proactivity for healthcare providers". Acute respiratory tract infections (RTI), pose a heavy burden on the US healthcare...

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23 Sep

Amazonian Tribe Study Shows an Evolution of the Microbiota

A study presented in the journal Science Advances revealed key information on how the human gut microbiome is changing over time, which also influences our immune response. 

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18 Sep

New Study Highlights Protective Effects of Zinc

The connection between zinc deficiency and susceptibility to bacterial infection has long been known, but the exact mechanisms by which zinc provides protection remained elusive. That was until Professor Christopher McDevitt of the University of Melbourne led a research study that uncovered the...

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11 Sep

Scientists Pinpoint the Precise Mechanism That Decides the Fate of T Cells

A revealing study led by Hongbo Chi, Ph.D of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis has isolated a protein complex that impacts the normal development of T cells. Mounting evidence shows that the metabolism plays a key role in the development of the immune system. However, this study...

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04 Sep

Prenatal Pesticide Exposure Linked to Changes in Teen's Brain Activity

A new study using advanced brain imaging is one of the first to reveal how exposure to organophosphate pesticides (OPs) changes the brain.

Over 800 million pounds of pesticide active ingredients are applied in the USA each year, and OPs are the most common type of insecticides among them. The...

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28 Aug

Current Advice about Eating Fish

The FDA and EPA have published advice on eating fish, a protein-rich food recommended for everyone, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, women planning to conceive, and children who are 2 years and older. This resource states that eating fish may also offer heart health benefits and lower...

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21 Aug

Breakthrough Microbiome Study Links Gut Health with Autism

A study published in Nature revealed that improving the gut microbiota could be a potential target in addressing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  While it is known that the gut microbiota impacts health in many ways, it seems that modulating gut bacteria may also help to mitigate autism symptoms.

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14 Aug

New Paper Reveals Three Finite Vascular Responses that Cause Cardiovascular Disease

New research by Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, MSc, FACP, FAHA, FASH, FACN, FAARM, DABC, Director of the Hypertension Institute and Vascular Biology, provided a comprehensive, logical and in-depth approach to the treatment of heart disease. He stated “Approximately 80% of coronary heart disease (CHD)...

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07 Aug

Can You Sleep Extra Hours on the Weekend to Repay Your Sleep Debt?

Sleeping more on the weekend to recover from sleep lost during a busy workweek is very common. Yet, recent study findings suggest that sleeping more on the weekend is not an effective strategy, and still leads to metabolic dysregulation and a higher risk of metabolic problems such as obesity and...

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