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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 | CNN

Social stress prematurely ages your immune system, study finds | CNN

CNN  —  Social stress such as discrimination and family problems, along with job and money problems, can contribute to premature aging of your immune system, a recent study found. That’s a double whammy, as the immune system already deteriorates with age. Immune aging can lead to cancer, heart disease and other age-related health conditions and …

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COVID rebounds: Immune responses may be reignited by cleanup of viral scraps

COVID rebounds: Immune responses may be reignited by cleanup of viral scraps

Enlarge / A box of Paxlovid, the Pfizer antiviral drug. Pfizer’s antiviral pill Paxlovid is among the most treasured tools for hammering COVID-19; it can knock back the relative risk of hospitalization and death by 89 percent in unvaccinated patients at high risk of severe disease. But, as use of the convenient drug has grown …

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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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Ingenious Technique Leads to Kids Having Kidney Transplants Without Immune Suppression

Ingenious Technique Leads to Kids Having Kidney Transplants Without Immune Suppression

Organ transplants can quite literally save lives, but they also come with strings attached – often including a lifetime of immunosuppression drug treatments required to keep the immune system in check, lest it reject the transplanted organ as a foreign invader.   Now scientists are reporting on three successful kidney organ transplants, carried out in …

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