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Replacing asphalt with forest-type plants at daycare centers found to strengthen immune defenses in children

Replacing asphalt with forest-type plants at daycare centers found to strengthen immune defenses in children

Replacing asphalt with forest-type plants at daycare centers found to strengthen immune defenses in children Replacing asphalt with forest-type plants at daycare centers found to strengthen immune defenses in children A daycare yard during the intervention. Credit: Marja Roslund A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in Finland and …

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Scientists show jet lag conditions impair immune response in mice

Scientists show jet lag conditions impair immune response in mice Scientists show jet lag conditions impair immune response in mice Credit: CC0 Public Domain Imagine you’ve just arrived in Paris. Your body thinks it should be midnight—a restorative time when your cells typically proofread DNA, organize and store energy, and …

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Virus-mimicking drug helps immune system target cunning cancer cells

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Virus-mimicking drug helps immune system target cunning cancer cells Virus-mimicking drug helps immune system target cunning cancer cells Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that a drug that activates the body’s natural defenses by behaving like a virus may also make certain …

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Serology study provides critical insight into COVID-19 immune response

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Serology study provides critical insight into COVID-19 immune response Serology study provides critical insight into COVID-19 immune response Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain As vaccine trials progress and public health officials brace for a rise in COVID-19 cases, understanding how the body defends itself from SARS-CoV-2 infection is essential. New research, …

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Novel map reveals how immune cells fight and remember infections

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Novel map reveals how immune cells fight and remember infections Novel map reveals how immune cells fight and remember infections Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers have charted the activity of tens of thousands of genes in mouse immune cells over the course of an infection. The study from the University …

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Researchers discover immune evasion strategy used by Malaria-causing parasite

NYUAD researchers discover immune evasion strategy used by Malaria-causing parasite

Researchers discover immune evasion strategy used by Malaria-causing parasite Researchers discover immune evasion strategy used by Malaria-causing parasite A river in the Comoe province at the Southwestern part of Burkina Faso where malaria is endemic. Credit: Aissatou Diawara The plasmodium parasite, which transmits malaria to humans through infected mosquitos, triggers …

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