A well-done video on a new approach to making an aggressive immune system back off and not over-react. In this case, researchers attached a certain protein to a nano particle that is placed in the blood stream. The immune cells that would normally attack the nano particle — the antigen — sense the protein [...]
I’ve written about cell communication and how it appears to work in immune response. Seems there is always something new that science is discovering about how cells interact and send messages.
I recall a research project which asserted that bacteria and immune cells play a cat and mouse game. When bacteria enter the body, they [...]
I whipped up a new recipe this week, a cajun dish with some fresh pink shrimp, some red and green peppers, and yellow corn. All of the colors in these foods are good stuff. Bright pigments in fruits and vegetables are called carotenoids. Even the pink color in shrimp is a carotenoid, a xanthophyll called [...]
I thought today would be a good day to do a round up of interesting stuff related to health and the immune system. These are items ranging from quirky so slightly fascinating, from news to old standby’s that still command a bit of “wow.”
Here’s a quick story on U.S. airports with the healthiest food. [...]
I’ve written before about how cunning bacteria, viruses and immune cells are. It’s part of the mysterious, mind-blowing cell communication matrix that operates within living things.
A new study on Salmonella bacteria and immune response is showing even more of how cells “think” when they try to accomplish their hard-wired mission.
Seems that when Salmonella [...]
Well, the weed pollen count where I live has been classified as “High” for 12 of the past 13 count measurements this month. Historically, fall pollen has been my downfall. Historically, it has compelled me to take over-the-counter antihistamines or loratadine pills by the truck load. For the past 4 years or so, I’ve probably taken 3 such [...]
The heart health/immune balance story keeps growing. A while back I wrote about inflammation and heart health. My post was based on a some new thoughts shared by a leading heart doctor. He basically said throw everything we’ve been taught about heart disease….cholesterol and fat…out the window. The key to heart health is controlling chronic [...]
Scientists have long known about the cat and mouse games that viruses, bacteria and immune cells play with each other. How they play that game and how they get “equipped” with the brains to form their strategy and tactics is an endless mystery that researchers worldwide are working to understand. Cell communication, production or suppression [...]
I just finished reading the Walter Issacson biography of Steve Jobs. Toward the end, Issacson writes about Jobs’ cancer, and how he was hardly eating at all during the final stages of his treatment. His doctors urged him to consume some “high quality protein” such as eggs, to keep him strong enough to endure cancer [...]
My family and I are going to see legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock tonight. Can’t wait! My family is very musical. My daughters have been jazz performers for many years. My wife is a former clarinet player. And we crank a lot of tunes around the house. So, naturally I ask myself, “does [...]