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Immune study shows how gut keeps deadly infections at bay

Treatment and prevention of life-threatening infections could be improved by research that reveals how bacteria are kept in check. Researchers have discovered how the immune system stops bacteria in our gut from leaking into the blood stream and causing body-wide inflammation, such as sepsis. The study also helps to explain why we do not suffer more infections, despite the vast …

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Maurizio Meloni – If we’re not careful, epigenetics may bring back eugenic thinking

Epigenetics, the study of how environmental factors and lifestyle choices influence our genes, has flourished to become one of the most groundbreaking areas of science over the past decade. Studies have shown that, among other things, toxins, stress, socio-economic status, bullying, racism and the lifestyles of our parents and grandparents can all turn on or off certain genes in our …

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Scientists Discover Vessels That Connect The Immune System & Brain

History has proved to make some incredible discoveries that have made their way into teachings that we, as a society, are taught to absorb as true statements and must believe, memorize, and analyze. The human anatomy is no exception. We already know the brain is a complex organ, so it should come as no surprise to us that scientific research …

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Maylin Rodriguez-Paez – A Diet For Your MIND

Not eating seven fruits or veggies a day on a regular basis? Here’s another really good reason to rethink that strategy, according to recent research. This particular study emphasized that the intake of fruits and vegetables was clearly linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The results were published in the journal,Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association. …

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Christina Sarich – Study: Children Exposed to GMO Soy Pesticides Suffer ‘Serious Genetic Damage’

A 2015 study has shown that children exposed to pesticides used to grow GM soy suffer serious genetic damage. Does this mean that our children will suffer the same fate as those unfortunate enough to live near GM soy fields in Argentina? Researchers from the National University of Río Cuarto, Cordoba (UNRC) compared children who lived close to a GM-soy growing area in …

Mapping the Genome and Modern Genetics: Eugenics Repackaged for Modern Times by John P. Thomas

This is part II of a series on the relationship between the eugenics movement and modern genetics. It examines whether true health and true happiness lie in the human genome. Are we really bound to the set of genes that we received from our parents? Or can we overcome what we were given? What are the factors that activate or …