As millions of Americans get vaccinated, the country seeks a return to normalcy. But the concept of “herd immunity” may not be the best way to articulate how we get there. Image credit: Shutterstock/Ringo Chiu.
This microscope image from the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research shows human colon cancer cells with the nuclei stained red. Americans should start getting screened for colon cancer earlier, at age 45 instead of waiting until they’re 50, according to new guidelines from the U.S.
Summary: A new mathematical model delves into the biological changes that occur in both the aging brain and brains with neurodegenerative disorders. The implications lay forth a new path into developing therapies for neurodegenerative disorders that affect cognition.
Diet rich in sugar, fat damages immune cells in digestive tracts of mice. Eating a Western diet impairs the immune system in the gut in ways that could increase risk of infection and inflammatory bowel disease, according to a study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.
Animal models and human studies suggest that forever chemicals, delivered through water, food, and air, alter the immune system, potentially diminishing our ability to fight disease or respond to a vaccine. Image credit: Shutterstock/Dmitry Naumov.
If you’re going to theHAPS Virtual Conference, be sure to attend the sponsored workshop that I’m co-presenting with Terry Thompson, Frank Bell, and Peggie Williamson. It’s Big Ideas: Helping Students Connect Core Concepts in A&P on Sunday May 23 at 11:45am ET (10:45 CT) on Floor F. Bonus: opportunity for a free membership in The A&P Professor Community (the moderated, private interactive community for A&P faculty).