GREAT NEWS: Natural immunity to coronavirus is comprehensive and DURABLE – study

A precedent-setting study on natural immunity was published in Cell on July 14, 2021. The study finds that natural immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is comprehensive and durable, with persisting antibody responses, robust memory B cell recognition and T cell immunity. The study followed 254 covid patients for eight months and measured immune markers in their … Continue reading GREAT NEWS: Natural immunity to coronavirus is comprehensive and DURABLE – study

Unexplained excess mass in human chromosomes puzzles scientists

  Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, only one of which determines a person’s sex-linked characteristics. The remaining 22 pairs contain bundles of genetic instructions that help determine the other, non-sex-related traits. Since the discovery of DNA, researchers have endeavored to learn all there is to know about these coded sequences, including how much they weigh. … Continue reading Unexplained excess mass in human chromosomes puzzles scientists

Study: 2 in 3 Indians have natural immunity against coronavirus, meaning “herd immunity” is already achieved

The latest sero survey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found that at least two in every three people in India have coronavirus (COVID-19) antibodies, or natural immunity, against the disease. Published Tuesday, July 20, the survey called seroprevalence study included 36,227 people from 70 districts across 21 Indian states. It found that 62 percent … Continue reading Study: 2 in 3 Indians have natural immunity against coronavirus, meaning “herd immunity” is already achieved

Cancer-causing chemical detected in 78 sunscreens, FDA petitioned to recall contaminated products

An independent lab that tests the quality of medications and health products recently found that many sunscreens sold on the market are contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical called benzene. After testing almost 300 unique batches of commercial sunscreens, Valisure discovered that 27 percent contained detectable levels of the toxic chemical while five percent contained levels that … Continue reading Cancer-causing chemical detected in 78 sunscreens, FDA petitioned to recall contaminated products

Study: More than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain TOXIC CHEMICALS

A new study warned that more than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain high levels of toxic chemicals. Researchers found that 52 percent of the cosmetic products they analyzed, which included concealers, lip products and foundations, contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Earlier studies have linked PFAS to health issues such as cancer, hypertension and … Continue reading Study: More than half of popular cosmetics sold in North America contain TOXIC CHEMICALS

This fascinating off-grid lamp is powered by photosynthesis

Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has created an off-grid lamp that uses a living plant to produce light. The device, dubbed “Living Light,” uses microorganisms of plant origin to convert the chemical energy that a plant naturally produces during photosynthesis into an electric current. The lamp is fully self-sufficient, meaning it doesn’t have to be plugged into … Continue reading This fascinating off-grid lamp is powered by photosynthesis

Natural treatments: Salt nanoparticles are toxic to cancer cells, say researchers

A study led by University of Georgia researchers found that salt nanoparticles could kill cancer cells and confer anti-cancer immunity. Published in the journal Advanced Materials, the study showed that sodium chloride nanoparticles (SCNPs) could stealthily enter cancer cells and rip them apart from within, causing cell death. The cells’ death could then trigger an immune response that enables the body to ward off new tumor growth. … Continue reading Natural treatments: Salt nanoparticles are toxic to cancer cells, say researchers

Researchers discover how space travel weakens astronauts’ immune systems

A new study published June 7 in the journal Scientific Reports found that space travel weakens the immune system by causing the abnormal activation of cells that suppress immune responses. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Stanford University School of Medicine arrived at this finding after exposing human blood samples to simulated weak gravity, or microgravity. They then used … Continue reading Researchers discover how space travel weakens astronauts’ immune systems

Common food additive in ultra-processed foods no longer considered safe by the European Food Safety Authority

Titanium dioxide, an additive found in over 3,000 ultra-processed foods, can cause DNA damage and mutations, reported a recent study by a panel formed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Published in May in the EFSA Journal, the review assessed hundreds of studies on the infamous food additive. The panel couldn’t determine a safe level of exposure to titanium dioxide, which led them to … Continue reading Common food additive in ultra-processed foods no longer considered safe by the European Food Safety Authority

Ticks carrying Lyme disease thrive near California coast, study finds

Ticks have been turning up in areas that were once believed to be free of the blood-sucking parasites, according to a study led by researchers from Colorado State University. Published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, it showed that disease-carrying ticks, which were once thought to inhabit woodlands, are also present near Northern California’s coastline. The arachnids inhabit the … Continue reading Ticks carrying Lyme disease thrive near California coast, study finds