How to best protect older adults from COVID-19

Protecting older adults from COVID-19 comes with extra health considerations. Here, two experts weigh in on the best way to keep them healthy.

U. Melbourne
March 30, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine caregivers covid-19 immune-systems older-adults

Bacteria used CRISPR way before humans did

"We humans have only recently begun to exploit nature's CRISPR-Cas systems, but as it turns out, we are not the first."

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology antibiotics bacteria competition drug-resistance genetic-engineering immune-systems parasites

Stress and poor sleep may boost your COVID-19 risk

Lost sleep, stress, and loneliness can up your chance of getting sick. That includes COVID-19 risk. There are, however, things you can do.

Amy McCaig-Rice University
March 25, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine anxiety covid-19 emotions immune-systems loneliness sleep social-lives stress

How quickly can people recover from COVID-19?

Researchers have mapped a COVID-19 patient's immune system response and figured out how long recovery takes, a big step in fighting the pandemic.

U. Melbourne
March 17, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 immune-systems viruses

How quickly can people recover from COVID-19?

Researchers have mapped a COVID-19 patient's immune system response and figured out how long recovery takes, a big step in fighting the pandemic.

U. Melbourne
March 17, 2020 | futurity

~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 immune-systems viruses

How cells replace your skin’s outer layer

Your skin's outer layer is your body's first line of defense. New research digs into how skin cells reinforce the front lines.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller
March 16, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cells eczema immune-systems psoriasis skin

Body fat reveals immune differences between the sexes

Why do people of different sexes vary in their susceptibility to various diseases? New research points to body fat and the immune system.

Andrew Trounson-Melbourne
March 2, 2020 | futurity

~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine body-fat immune-systems inflammation sexes

Rev up “killer cells” to treat eczema?

Boosting the number of natural killer cells in the blood could offer a way to treat eczema and also help with related problems, like asthma.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL
Feb. 27, 2020 | futurity

~6 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine asthma eczema immune-systems skin

1 patient clarifies mystery of why common virus can turn deadly

A life-threatening cytomegalovirus infection only affects one in a million healthy people—it's so rare, researchers have hardly had a chance to study it.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller
Jan. 30, 2020 | futurity

~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine genes immune-systems infections viruses

After infection, lung immune cells remember for next time

After recovering from an infection, immune cells in the lungs remember the battle for next time, which may boost defenses against pneumonia.

Boston University
Jan. 29, 2020 | futurity

~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine immune-systems infections lungs pneumonia

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