Immune system's response to Zika may cause nerve damage: Study

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Immune system's response to Zika may cause nerve damage: Study

27, 2017 — Nerve-related complications of Zika infection may be caused by the immune system's response to the virus, not the virus itself, according to a new study. Zika is spread primarily via the bite of an infected mosquito, but it may also be transmitted by blood transfusion or sexual contact.
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Radiation and the immune system: current knowledge and future perspectives

At present the opinions about the interaction between ionizing radiation and the immune system are largely controversial. For long, high dose ionizing radiation was considered as net immune suppressing mainly due to the exquisite radiosensitivity of the lymphoid system. While this increased …
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ASU scientists discover gut bacteria in bees spread antibiotic-resistant genes to each other

How will humans survive serious infections in the future if we're running out of tools today to fight them? Antibiotic resistance among disease-causing bacteria is of global concern, as some last-resort drugs can no longer cure common illnesses such as urinary tract infections. honey bee Different gut …
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Pets can improve health, mood

“These are calming hormones in the body which can slow heart rate and breathing, and inhibits the body from increased stress hormones that often cause a compromised immune system. Anything that helps the body stay in a calm place is good.” Pets are often a main reason people with cancer and …
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