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How well your immune system works can depend on the time of day

When microorganisms—such as bacteria or viruses—infect us, our immune system jumps into action. It’s highly trained to sense and eliminate infections and clear up any damage caused by them. It’s typically assumed our immune systems work the exact same way regardless of whether an infection occurs during the day or at night. But research spanning […]

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How to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake in young people

Ending the coronavirus pandemic rests partly on a large uptake of COVID-19 vaccines, with the goal of reaching herd immunity. Recently in Canada, the age for vaccine eligibility has been decreasing to include young adults and adolescents. However, little work has been done to understand willingness to receive the vaccine among this age group. Our […]

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How CD4+ T cells respond to SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 recovered patients

An international team of researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, affiliated to the Università della Svizzera italiana, has deciphered the T cell responses occurring during COVID-19 infection at single-cell resolution. This study, which was performed at the Center of Medical Immunology under the leadership of Prof. Federica Sallusto, included collaborations with clinical institutions […]

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Study helps explain how religious beliefs are formed

Feeling anxious can direct our attention and memory toward supernatural beings such as gods, a University of Otago study has found. Lead author Dr. Thomas Swan, of the Department of Psychology, says the research may help explain how religious beliefs are formed. For the study, published in the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, […]

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How injured nerves stop themselves from healing

Three main causes for the inability of injured nerves of the central nervous system, or CNS, to regenerate have been known to date: the insufficient activation of a regeneration program in injured nerve cells that stimulates the growth of fibers, so-called axons; the formation of a scar at the site of injury that is difficult […]

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How To Make Your Bedroom More Energy Efficient

News about climate change is always evolving, and you may even currently believe false things about climate change, but one thing is for certain — moving toward being energy efficient is more important than ever. For example, you can make your kitchen more energy efficient by maintaining and replacing old appliances, and you can do […]

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How your tears may soon help save your life

How your tears may soon help save your life: From diabetes to cancer and dementia, scientists are developing surprising new ways to spot illnesses early Here’s a good reason to start crying with happiness: your tears could soon save your life by providing an early warning of cancer, diabetes and autoimmune disease. In future, they […]