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The immune system facilitates alcohol addiction

The immune system facilitates alcohol addiction The immune system facilitates alcohol addiction Credit: CC0 Public Domain The activation of the immune system could eventually perpetuate some of the deleterious effects of alcohol, like addiction. This is the conclusion of research carried out by an international team led by Dr. Santiago …

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COVID-19 may attack patients’ central nervous system

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COVID-19 may attack patients’ central nervous system COVID-19 may attack patients’ central nervous system Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Depressed mood or anxiety exhibited in COVID-19 patients may possibly be a sign the virus affects the central nervous system, according to an international study led by a University of Cincinnati College …

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Coronavirus damages the endocrine system

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Coronavirus damages the endocrine system Coronavirus damages the endocrine system Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain People with endocrine disorders may see their condition worsen as a result of COVID-19, according to a new review published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. “We explored the previous SARS outbreak caused by the …

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Lifting weights makes your nervous system stronger, too

Lifting weights makes your nervous system stronger, too

Lifting weights makes your nervous system stronger, too Lifting weights makes your nervous system stronger, too The weight training setup (left) and the weight progression for each monkey (right). Credit: Glover and Baker, JNeurosci 2020 Gym-goers may get frustrated when they don’t see results from weightlifting right away, but their …

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Researchers seeking to understand the connection between SARS-CoV-2 and a deadly immune system malfunction

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Researchers seeking to understand the connection between SARS-CoV-2 and a deadly immune system malfunction Researchers seeking to understand the connection between SARS-CoV-2 and a deadly immune system malfunction Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The name ‘cytokine storm’ is apt: It describes a furious gale-force swarm of molecules unleashed by the body’s …

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Abattoir’s cooling system helped spread virus: German expert

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Abattoir’s cooling system helped spread virus: German expert Abattoir’s cooling system helped spread virus: German expert Credit: CC0 Public Domain The air cooling system used in a German slaughterhouse helped spread the coronavirus among hundreds of workers, a hygiene expert said Wednesday, a day after the mass outbreak triggered renewed …

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Scientists confirm usually harmless virus attacks the heart’s electrical system

Virginia Tech scientists confirm usually harmless virus attacks the heart

Scientists confirm usually harmless virus attacks the heart’s electrical system Scientists confirm usually harmless virus attacks the heart’s electrical system Patrick Calhoun (left), and mentor James Smyth, an associate professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, conducted first of its kind research applying human adenovirus to induced pluripotent …

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Muscles support a strong immune system

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Muscles support a strong immune system Muscles support a strong immune system Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the fight against cancer or chronic infections, the immune system must be active over long periods of time. However, in the long run, the immune defense system often becomes exhausted. Scientists at the …

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