A joint research team at the Division of Biotechnology, DGIST, confirmed that microplastics(MPs) ingested orally accumulate in the brain and act as neurotoxic substances.
“The salt-tolerant fungus Debaryomyces hansenii, used in the food industry for surface ripening cheese and meat products, is enriched in the inflamed mucosal tissues of patients with Crohn’s disease and leads to impaired wound healing in mice”
“Collectively, our data define a population of inflammatory ILC3s that is essential for directly promoting T-cell-dependent neuroinflammation in the CNS and reveal the potential of harnessing peripheral tissue-resident ILC3s for the prevention of autoimmune disease,” concluded the researchers.
“Our work demonstrates a mechanism by which vitamin D reduces inflammation caused by T cells. These are important cells of the immune system and implicated as part of the immune response to the infection causing COVID-19.”
3 DEC 2020: Persistence and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in an Immunocompromised Host (NEJM)“Phylogenetic analysis was consistent with persistent infection and accelerated viral evolution. Amino acid changes were predominantly in the spike gene and the receptor-binding domain, which make up 13% and 2%” 5 FEB 2021: SARS-CoV-2 evolution during treatment of chronic infection (Nature)“These data reveal […]
New clinical research indicates that a widely used food additive, carboxymethylcellulose, alters the intestinal environment of healthy persons, perturbing levels of beneficial bacteria and nutrients.
“New research (from University of Washington School of Medicine) suggests that the presence of certain bacteria in a gut biome may be an indicator of colon polyps that will become cancerous.”
Phthalate and novel plasticizer concentrations in food items from U.S. fast food chains: a preliminary analysis
“… these are the first measurements of DEHT in food. Our preliminary findings suggest that ortho-phthalates remain ubiquitous and replacement plasticizers may be abundant in fast food meals.”
“In RCTs examining cardiovascular outcomes, marine omega-3 supplementation was associated with an increased risk of AF. The risk appeared to be greater in trials testing >1g/d.”
“Here we provide evidence for transmission of trained immunity across generations to murine progeny that survived a sublethal systemic infection with Candida albicans or a zymosan challenge. The progeny of trained mice exhibited cellular, developmental, transcriptional and epigenetic changes associated with the bone marrow-resident myeloid effector and progenitor cell compartment. Moreover, the progeny of trained mice showed […]