News tagged with immune functions

Smoke + hot temperatures = increased SIDS risk

Researchers are a step closer to understanding why cigarette smoke exposure during pregnancy may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS is the unexplained, sudden death of a child younger than one ...

Nov 16, 2016
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The current state of psychobiotics

Now that we know that gut bacteria can speak to the brain—in ways that affect our mood, our appetite, and even our circadian rhythms—the next challenge for scientists is to control this communication. The science of psychobiotics, ...

Oct 25, 2016
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Mobilizing our immune system to fight viruses

Last week marked the 20th anniversary of Professors Doherty and Zinkernagel's Nobel Prize in Medicine for discoveries concerning the immune system. Twenty years on, and Monash University-based researchers are making fundamental ...

Oct 21, 2016
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Novel role for neutrophils elucidated

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have elucidated a novel role for neutrophils in immune function, in that they are important in control of B cell immune responses. The study, which is published in the Journal of Experimental ...

Aug 04, 2016
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