Study: Even people with mild COVID-19 may develop lifelong natural immunity to the coronavirus

A recent study published in the journal Nature suggests that people who recovered from a mild case of COVID-19 may have developed lifelong immunity to the Wuhan coronavirus. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine arrived at this finding after tracking people who have had mild COVID-19. They found that these individuals still had immune cells that produce antibodies specific to the virus … Continue reading Study: Even people with mild COVID-19 may develop lifelong natural immunity to the coronavirus

Coronavirus found to suppress immune response, but this new therapy can restore immune function

Complete suppression of immune response may be the real cause of death among coronavirus patients, claim two new studies led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSTL). Previous reports point to severe inflammation as the main cause of organ damage suffered by patients with severe COVID-19. But autopsy findings tell a different story: Despite the … Continue reading Coronavirus found to suppress immune response, but this new therapy can restore immune function

Insulin resistance happens in the gut – but how? Researchers explain

Insulin resistance is a metabolic condition often studied in relation to diabetes. This is because it is considered a precursor to Type 2 diabetes. According to a group of researchers from Canada and the U.S., obesity can bring about insulin resistance, and it all starts in the gut. Published in the journal Nature Communications, their groundbreaking finding … Continue reading Insulin resistance happens in the gut – but how? Researchers explain

Scientists discover chemical compound that can help fight pancreatic cancer

Scientists have found a chemical compound that can help the immune system fight pancreatic cancer. A recent study by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis and Rush University in Chicago promises new hope for people who are fighting this deadly disease.Pancreatic cancer is one of the most challenging cancers to treat. Traditional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy provide little … Continue reading Scientists discover chemical compound that can help fight pancreatic cancer

Coronavirus hijacks immune cells to create cytokine storms, says new study

Scientists continue to be baffled by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), especially how it “hijacks” certain cells of the body. A new study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai suggests that SARS-CoV-2 – the coronavirus strain behind the current pandemic – can inhibit one virus-fighting set of genes but allow another set to launch – a pattern not … Continue reading Coronavirus hijacks immune cells to create cytokine storms, says new study

Immune cells ATTACK the aging brain and release a substance that hinders new nerve cell production, report scientists

Sleep it off: Research explains why sleep is so important for your immune system

Many studies have shown the importance of getting a good night’s sleep on many aspects of physical and mental health. In a recent paper, researchers from the University of Tubingen in Germany demonstrated how sleep strengthens the immune system. Published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, the study revealed that getting good-quality sleep can improve the functioning of immune … Continue reading Sleep it off: Research explains why sleep is so important for your immune system