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A comparison of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza cytokine storms

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 23:25
In a recent study published in the Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research, researchers compared the cytokine storms of pandemic influenza and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections.

Development of infant microbiome varies across a spectrum of lifestyles

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 23:05
A metagenomic comparison of the infant gut microbiota assembly from industrialized and nonindustrialized populations reveals robust and systematic lifestyle-dependent divergences, researchers report.

Alternative remedy to conventional root canals would regenerate lost tooth pulp

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 21:30
Each year, dentists in the United States perform more than 15 million root canals on infected teeth, removing the inflamed pulp and filling the emptied canal with inert materials such as rubber and cement. What remains is a mineral shell in place of a living tooth.

Study links SARS-CoV-2 specific T cells with inflammation and reduced lung function in long COVID

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 20:43
A new study published in today’s issue of PLoS Pathogens is the first to link SARS-CoV-2 specific T cells to lung function and those who suffer from long-term COVID symptoms (PASC). Long-covid currently affects hundreds of millions of Americans.

Targeting fatty acid metabolism holds promise for Parkinson's disease

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 20:17
The human brain is lipid rich. Lipids and fatty acids contribute to many important cellular processes. Alpha-synuclein -; a protein that plays a critical role in Parkinson's disease (PD) -; is known to interact with and alter the balance of lipids and fatty acids.

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