Can broccoli fight off cancer?

The University of Tokyo discovers a new compound in broccoli capable of boosting the immune system up to 1000x more than other cancer-fighting foods. The link between cruciferous vegetables and cancer prevention is a widely studied topic among research communities. Broccoli, arguably the most recognizable of the cruciferous family, has long been praised for being […]

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Researchers determine that the immune system affects – and even controls – social behavior.

Researchers determine that the immune system affects – and even controls – social behavior.

In a startling discovery that raises fundamental questions about human behavior, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the immune system directly affects – and even controls – creatures’ social behavior, such as their desire to interact with others. So could immune system problems contribute to an inability to have normal social interactions? The answer appears to be yes, and that finding could have great implications for neurological diseases such as autism-spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.

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