How to stay healthy with a weak immune system

On April 11, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

Most of the time, the immune system protects the body from infection. However, some people have a weak immune system that may make them prone to frequent infections. White blood cells, antibodies, and other components, including organs and lymph nodes, make up the body’s immune system. Many disorders can weaken…

Tips for a healthy immune system

On January 25, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

The immune system defends the body against infection. Although it works effectively most of the time, sometimes our immune system fails, and we become sick. Are there ways we can boost our immune system and prevent illness? We find out. Our immune system protects us from infection and disease, but…

Chronic sleep deprivation suppresses immune system

On January 31, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Many people report getting sick when they don’t get enough sleep. A new study helps explain why. Researchers took blood samples from 11 pairs of identical twins with different sleep patterns and discovered that the twin with shorter sleep duration had a depressed immune system, compared with…

Depression, adverse childhood events and sleep disturbances linked to changes in the immune system

Adverse childhood experiences and sleep disturbances interfere with immune system regulation, shows research from the University of Eastern Finland. These changes were observed in a population that already carried a significant burden of psychological symptoms such as depression. Major depressive disorder (MDD), adverse childhood experiences and sleep…

Snappy Sleep Stager system identifies gene related to shorter sleep

On January 9, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

You may have wondered why some people seem to need less sleep. Is it in their genes? It turns out that it likely is. A number of so called short-sleeper genes, which are associated with little need for sleep, have recently been identified through years of arduous research and…

Cell's waste disposal system regulates body clock proteins

On October 7, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

New way to identify interacting proteins could identify potential drug targets Rhythmic expression of key genes is essential for maintaining proper timekeeping of the body’s clock. In addition, rhythmic degradation of clockwork proteins is also crucial. However, surprisingly, researchers know little about these specific processes. A new Penn-led…