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How your body clock drives your immune system

How your body clock drives your immune system

The body’s internal clock affects the immune system in ways scientists in the burgeoning field of circadian immunology are beginning to unwind. Why it matters: Leveraging the circadian clock’s effects on the immune system could help to improve the effectiveness of some treatments for a range of diseases and conditions, a new book and scientific …

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A Surprising Link Between Immune System and Hair Growth – Neuroscience News

Summary: Regulatory T cells interact with skin cells using glucocorticoid hormones to generate new hair follicles and promote hair growth. The findings could have positive implications for the development of new therapies to treat alopecia and other hair loss disorders. Source: Salk Institute Salk scientists have uncovered an unexpected molecular target of a common treatment …

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Social stress prematurely ages your immune system, study finds

Immune aging can lead to cancer, heart disease and other age-related health conditions and reduce the effectiveness of vaccines, such as Covid-19, said lead author Eric Klopack, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Southern California’s Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. “People with higher stress scores had older-seeming immune profiles, with lower percentages of fresh …

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Social Stress Has Been Linked to Accelerated Immune Aging. Here's What You Need to Know

Social Stress Has Been Linked to Accelerated Immune Aging. Here’s What You Need to Know

As people age, their immune systems naturally begin to decline. This aging of the immune system, called immunosenescence, may be an important part of such age-related health problems as cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as older people’s less effective response to vaccines.   But not all immune systems age at the same rate. In …

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