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A remarkable new study has provided a novel insight into why tattoo ink stays so permanently in a person's skin. Instead of being a static process, it was found that cells in the dermis are constantly dying and passing on the tattoo pigment to new cells so an inked design seems stable. The discovery could lead to more effective tattoo removal techniques...Continue Reading How the immune syste
A disturbing new study led by scientists at the University of Bonn suggests that the immune system responds to a fast food-style Western diet in much the same way as it would react to a bacterial infection. As well as stimulating widespread inflammatory activity, the study claims that switching to a healthy diet may not fully reverse the long-term damage once initially triggered...Continue Re
A remarkable new study from scientists in the UK has shown how a naturally occurring, and mostly harmless, virus is being recruited into attacking brain cancer and enhancing the tumor-targeting abilities of the body's own immune system...Continue Reading The virus that can attack brain tumors and stimulate the immune system to do the sameCategory: MedicalTags: Brain cancer Canc
Immunotherapy is the new revolution in cancer treatment. As scientists discover new ways to adapt, or amplify, the body's natural defenses it opens the door to the development of better weapons to destroy tumors and kill cancers. Now a new study has revealed insights into a possible "master switch" protein that directs immune cells to germs or cancers...Continue Reading Potential "master swit
As more strains of bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, scientists are warning that we could soon return to the "dark ages of medicine," where our drugs are ineffective against even the most basic of infections. While investigating the side effects of antibiotics and how bacteria can develop resistance to them, researchers from MIT and Harvard have found that the drugs can actually work
It's a classic movie trope, someone distracts the guards while our hero sneaks past. A team of researchers at the University of Michigan has deployed the same tactic to reduce inflammation in the body, by using nanoparticles that distract immune cells from negatively inflaming an injury site...Continue Reading "Look over there!" Nanoparticles reduce inflammation by distracting the immune syst
Sugars are generally not thought of as health boosters. But a new mouse study out of the Washington University School of Medicine shows that a natural sugar called trehalose can actually arm the immune system with more of the machinery it needs to combat atherosclerosis, a dangerous condition in which plaque build up hardens and narrows the arteries...Continue Reading Type of sugar adds cellu is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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