Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AI aids analysis of lifetime environmental exposures

The idea that biology is not destiny is hardly new. Studies in twins have shown that even among identical pairs—those sharing 100% of their DNA—the same disease genes do not turn into full-blown illness in both individuals.

Gastroenterology

Prebiotics could help space travelers stay healthy

Space travel can be hard on the human body, but new research suggests that cultivating a healthy gut microbiome could help astronauts weather the stresses of altered gravity. Researchers presented their work at the American ...

Health

Q&A: Should we go back to year-round standard time?

This spring, the time change will take place overnight, March 9-10, 2024, specifically on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 2 a.m. The clocks will advance by 1 hour to switch to Eastern Daylight Time (summertime).

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Common immune response is found to be protective across many diseases

Combined, infection, autoimmunity and cancer account for 4 out of every 10 deaths worldwide, and represent major global health challenges. In a paper in the journal Cell Reports, Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) researchers ...

Immunology

The 'switch' that keeps the immune system from attacking the body

A microscopic battle rages in our bodies, as our cells constantly fend off invaders through our immune system: a complex system of cells and proteins designed to protect us from harmful pathogens. One of its central components ...

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