Breast cancer is the most prevalent type of spontaneous tumor in humans, and NK cells are the first line defense against such tumors. There is a reverse correlation between NK activity and metastasis and reducing the tumor mass by surgery may be monitoring the NK activity. In this study, we evaluate NK activity in pre […]Read more "Can Natural Killer (NK) cells fight-off Breast 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 […]Read more "Can broccoli fight off cancer?"
It is said that somewhere around 5,000 cancer cells are formed in the body every day. It is the role of the immune cells to attack and destroy these cancerous cells. Cells are regenerated throughout the day, but this process is not always flawless, and sometimes mistakes are made. For example, hair falls out every […]Read more "Can your Immune System fight off Cancer?"
NK cells (Natural Killer Cells) are a type of white blood cell created in the bone marrow of your lymphatic system. You have virtually thousands of white blood cells in your body, but what separates NK cells from the rest, is the fact that they don’t require prior exposure to an antigen to function. This […]Read more "WHAT ARE NK CELLS AND HOW DO THEY ATTACK CANCER CELLS?"
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.Read more "Researchers determine that the immune system affects – and even controls – social behavior."
Vitamin C might be one of the most popular vitamins on the immune boosting bandwagon. We stock our refrigerators with O.J., our pantries with C-powered breakfast bars, and our medicine cabinets with little packets of orange fizzing powder. But what, exactly, is all this diligence doing for us? Will it stop the sniffles, reverse wrinkles, […]Read more "3 Myths About Vitamin C and Your Immune System"