Mom’s gut parasites protect babies from inflammation

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COAT OF PROTEINS MAKES VIRUSES MORE INFECTIOUS AND LINKS THEM TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) interact with biological fluids, creating a coat of proteins around the viral surface. This results in the viruses becoming more infectious and can contribute to the formation of amyloid plaques. In animal models, researchers found these viruses can bind to amyloid proteins, which aggregate into plaques that contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. HSV-1 is able to accelerate the transformation of soluble amyloid proteins into amyloid plaques. READ MORE…
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NERVOUS SYSTEM PUTS THE BRAKES ON INFLAMMATION

A new study reveals ILC2 cells in the nervous system can halt immune response to infections that cause inflammation. READ MORE…
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SEVERITY OF PARASITE’S VIRULENCE DEPENDS ON WHAT TIME OF DAY INFECTION OCCURS

The immune response varies greatly, depending on the time of day a parasitic infection occurs, a new study reports. Researchers note infections that occur early at night were more successful as this is a time when the immune response is strongest. Parasitic infection thrives when it is able to elicit a strong immune response. READ MORE…
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CENTURY OLD DRUG COULD HELP TREAT AUTISM SYMPTOMS

According to researchers, a century old drug originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness shows promise for treating symptoms of autism. READ MORE…
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ANCIENT DNA CAN BOTH DIMINISH AND DEFEND MODERN MINDS

A new study raises the question of whether a genetic mutation associated with neurodegeneration in one environment could act in a positive way in a different setting. READ MORE…
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TOXOPLASMA PARASITE ALTERS HOST’S PERSONALITY AND BRAIN BEHAVIOR

Researchers discover how T.gondii can change the behavior and personality of its host. The findings could lead to a vaccine for Toxoplasma infection. READ MORE…

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connie dello buono

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