Getting a consistent good night’s sleep supports immune function, study shows

Getting a consistent good night's sleep supports immune function, study shows

Getting a consistent good night’s sleep supports normal production and programming of hematopoietic stem cells, a building block of the body’s innate immune system, according to a small National Institutes of Health-supported study in humans and mice. Sleep has long been linked to immune function, but researchers discovered that getting enough of it influenced the … Read more

Most Americans Do Not Get Enough Vitamin E

Most Americans do not get enough vitamin E in their diet, according to new studies. This critical vitamin supports vision, brain health, immunity and even developing fetuses. One study found that vitamin E deficiency is linked to a greater risk of miscarriage, especially among poor women. And yet around 90% of US adult diets don’t … Read more

The first-ever complete map of immune system connections offers new pathways to therapies

The first-ever complete map of immune system connections offers new pathways to therapies

Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK) and ETH Zurich have now developed a first-of-its-kind comprehensive map of the network of connections that make up the human immune system, clearly showing how immune cells link up and communicate. The new map highlights the individual cell types, messengers, and relative speed of each conversation taking place … Read more