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Is it safe to fly during the coronavirus pandemic?

To prevent spread of the coronavirus during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has urged social-distancing measures. However, airports and airplanes are not designed for maintaining the recommended six feet of space between people, and location-tracking data has shown the virus spreading along major air traffic routes. Sheldon H. Jacobson, an […]

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Coping with stress in the time of coronavirus

When facing the challenges presented by the current coronavirus pandemic, feeling stress is a normal reaction. In fact, the experience of feeling stress is useful to alert us to possible danger, and this response dates to the very first humans. Back then, as now, an immediate response to an acute stressor triggers a biological response […]

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A new strategy for the management of inflammatory pain

A group of researchers from Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin has discovered a new mechanism of long-lasting pain relief. The cell-signaling protein interleukin-4 induces a specific type of blood cell to produce endogenous opioids at the site of inflammation. The researchers’ findings have been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) Insight. Peripheral nerve inflammation can lead […]