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In a study where mice were fed a diet rich in fiber, they became more resistant to allergy-induced airway inflammation. This came as a result of the production of fatty acids by gut bacteria that cause a calming of the immune system. According to a recent article in Scientific American, the food you eat can...

While most people hit by the unusually low temperatures in much of the country express frustration and discomfort at the conditions and inconveniences the freezing temperatures brought with them, entomologists, foresters and naturalists took advantage of the opportunity to impact some of the invasive insects that have been threatening popular tree and plant species. These...

Medicine that is already used to treat cancer patients has been shown effective at preventing the development of type 1 diabetes, while also protecting insulin-producing cells from being destroyed. Findings from the study performed by researchers from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen were published in the distinguished science...

The body is an amazing machine, with many processes that turn on and off naturally with unbelievable precision. The body’s circadian rhythms ensure that the various processes follow the cycles that keep the body operating efficiently. Scientists have now found that confusing the master clock that drives the body’s processes might impair a person’s immune...

It has long been believed that dogs do not actually swim, but instead trot to propel them through water. A trot means that the front paw rises and falls in sync with the opposite hind paw. After looking at six breeds of dogs as they propelled through water, however, it looks more like they are...

Racial disparities in health are well-documented, predicting a shorter life expectancy and an increased risk of age-related illnesses at younger ages for African Americans, in comparison to those in whites. Now, a new study shows that there may be a link between accelerated aging at the biological level to the impact that racism has on...

Most people associate earthquakes with damage on the Earth's surface, and are unaware of other rumblings deep within the Earth that don't propagate to the surface. However, seismometers (and seismologists) regularly take note of these deep tremors in order to study propagation mechanisms and improve earthquake prediction and warning capabilities. The journal Geophysical Research Letters recently...

Most of us think of the technology used in space science as being primarily used for space exploration and monitoring. However, the growth in technology has allowed the capability of crossing over lines into other areas of science, and in consumer and commercial use. The 3D One camera is one example where a piece of...

The human brain stands out from that of all other species by facilitating cognitive tasks that other species are not able to achieve. The human brain weighs about three pounds -- a gigantic size relative to the body. Scientists have long believed that the large size of the human brain and our powerful minds are...

Parents of children with allergies are familiar with the routine cleanings and keeping potential allergens away, including the family pet. It turns out that the family dog that carries dust from outdoors into the home may actually benefit babies. New research suggests that the dust that comes in with the dog can impart immune protection...