Vitamin D is an essential micronutrient for humans. Called the “sunshine vitamin,” it’s a building block of strong bones and involved in a number of processes. Recent research has also identified it as important to the immune system, particularly in the fight against COVID-19 coronavirus.
Since COVID-19 coronavirus began infecting the world, people have been waiting for a vaccine or other preventative treatment. Despite breathless reporting from the media, neither is coming soon. However, it turns out you might not need either. You may well already be resistant to SARS-CoV-2.
While the argument rages on about when and how to reopen the American economy, many experts think one statistic may be more important than the case count or number of deaths. The number of recovered COVID-19 patients may be key to safely reopening society, according to a new scientific model.
The elderly suffer more serious complications from infections and benefit less from vaccination than the general population. Scientists have long known that a weakened immune system is to blame but the exact mechanisms behind this lagging immunity have remained largely unknown. Now research led by investigators at Harvard Medical School suggests that weakened metabolism of… Continue reading Weakened T-cells Linked to Age-related Immunity Loss: Study
Research done on mice may well be providing a clue to accessing a proverbial Fountain of Youth. And it might be right in the grocery aisle! Previous research published earlier this year in Nature Medicine involving University of Minnesota Medical School faculty Paul D. Robbins and Laura J. Niedernhofer and Mayo Clinic investigators James L.… Continue reading Want to Slow Aging? Eat Your Fruits and Vegetables!