Free Republic 4th Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $70,251
79%  
And we're now over 79%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: immune

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Midwest health system CEO says he had COVID-19, won’t wear mask

    11/20/2020 4:16:36 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 20, 2020 |
    The head of one of the largest regional health systems in the Midwest has told his employees that he has recovered from COVID-19 and is back in the office — without a mask. Sanford Health’s president and chief executive, Kelby Krabbenhoft, said in an email Wednesday that he believes he’s now immune to the disease for “at least seven months and perhaps years to come” and that he isn’t a threat to transmit it to anyone, so wearing a mask would be merely for show. ... Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has 46 hospitals and more than...
  • Santa Claus is ‘immune’ to COVID-19, says Dr. Anthony Fauci

    11/20/2020 8:52:14 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/20/2020 | Lia Eustachewich
    Santa will be spreading lots of joy — not COVID-19 — when he visits millions of homes this Christmas. That’s because Kris Kringle is immune to coronavirus, according to the nation’s top infectious disease expert. “Santa is exempt from this because Santa, of all the good qualities, has a lot of good innate immunity,” Dr. Anthony Fauci told USA Today.
  • Yes, Children Are ‘Almost Immune’ To The Worst Of COVID-19

    08/21/2020 7:04:34 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/21/2020 | Deane Waldman
    With the summer drawing to a close, the big question for nearly 60 million U.S. school-age children is whether they can return to school for in-person learning, or must remain at home limited to virtual education. States and municipalities differ widely on whether and how to re-open schools based on differing assessments of the risks of COVID-19 to children if they are in direct contact with each other and with teachers. Teachers’ unions are resisting school re-opening with political demands that have nothing to do with teaching, such as defunding the police, passage of Medicare-for-All, and elimination of competing charter...
  • Type 1 diabetics more likely than type 2 to die of coronavirus – study

    05/19/2020 11:35:10 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 20 May 2020 | Denis Campbell
    Type 1 diabetics are more likely to die of Covid-19 than those with type 2, according to NHS research confirming that diabetes significantly increases coronavirus sufferers’ risk of dying. Almost one in three of all deaths from coronavirus among people in hospital in England during the pandemic have been associated with diabetes, according to the study. People with type 1 diabetes – the autoimmune form of the disease – are three-and-a-half times more likely to die if they catch Covid-19 than non-diabetics, while type 2 diabetics – those with the form closely linked to being overweight – are twice as...
  • New Oxford Study Hidden By Mainstream Media: Millions Already Infected, Recovered, & Immune

    04/04/2020 6:43:59 AM PDT · by blam · 65 replies
    shtf Plan ^ | 4-4-2020 | MacSlavo
    A new Oxford study said that millions of people in the United Kingdom (and therefore, in other countries) have likely already gotten the coronavirus, recovered from it, and are immune. But the mainstream media doesn’t want this information to get out, and some went to work quickly telling people “not to believe it.” A newer model, which predicts the progression of the novel coronavirus, set off governments’ reactions around the globe and has systematically ruined lives across the Western world (not because of the virus, but the reaction to it). pandemic produced by researchers at Imperial College London set off...
  • Coronavirus and Society

    03/07/2020 10:22:41 PM PST · by foxfield · 23 replies
    Musings from the Lunatic Farmer ^ | March 5, 2020 | Joel Salatin
    As you know, coronavirus is front and center. Yesterday for the first time I had a guy refuse to shake my hand after a speech, citing coronavirus fears. I was taken aback. You mean people can't touch anymore? I was scheduled to do a presentation at Google headquarters in April; that event was canceled yesterday, again citing fears of assembly due to the coronavirus. Isn't it amazing what society chooses to panic about? We don't panic about 50,000 people being killed by drunk drivers. We don't panic about parents still feeding their kids Lucky Charms and Cheerios even in the...
  • Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates tumors in mice, researchers find

    01/31/2018 2:05:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | 01/31/2018 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Scientists devised a pinpointed immunotherapy regimen that eradicated tumors throughout the body in mice. Credit: Sagiv-Barfi et al., Science Translational Medicine (2018) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • How our immune systems could stop humans reaching Mars

    09/02/2017 10:24:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 48 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/2/17 | Sarah Knapton
    The human immune system is so weakened by space travel that even a simple virus could prove deadly [...snip...] Yet although we now have the technological ability to leave Earth, scientists have found another stumbling block to colonising new worlds - our own immune system. Although it is said we are all made of ‘star stuff’ when it comes to travelling away from our home planet humans are far more vulnerable to the rigours of space than our interstellar origins might suggest. Billions of years of evolution has effectively backed mankind into a corner of the Solar System that it...
  • Super-vaccine to guard against all strains of pneumococcal disease (90 strains)

    08/18/2016 12:39:32 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 8 replies
    medicalxpress ^ | August 17, 2016 | Robyn Mills
    Lead researcher James Paton said G-PN would help to increase immune responses to pneumococcus because it kept the antigenic structure of protein surfaces on the bacterium. "Pneumococcus is a big deal in terms of disease and it is the biggest bacterial killer on the planet," he said. "There are currently similar wholesale vaccines being developed, which have used chemical killing but that is nowhere near as good. The fact that gamma radiation is being used to inactivate it makes it a better vaccine.
  • White House defies House Oversight Committee subpoena - advisers are 'absolutely immune'

    07/16/2014 4:43:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/16/14 | Francesca Chambers
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa subpenaed the president's official political adviser, David Simas Issa is concerned that Simas may be violating a federal law that bans most employees of the executive branch from engaging in political activity White House Counsel sent Issa a letter last night claiming the president's 'immediate advisers are absolutely immune' from such demands Issa held a hearing today anyway, claiming that his committee has a 'legal obligation' to make sure taxpayer funds are being used properly
  • Researchers find source of new lineage of immune cells

    02/13/2014 8:39:38 AM PST · by neverdem · 6 replies
    Biology News Net ^ | February 12, 2014 | NA
    The elusive progenitor cells that give rise to innate lymphoid cells—a recently discovered group of infection-fighting white blood cells—have been identified in fetal liver and adult bone marrow of mice, researchers from the University of Chicago report early online in the journal Nature. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are among the first components of the immune system to confront certain pathogens. They have a critical function at mucosal barriers—locations such as the bowel or the lung—where the body comes in direct contact with the environment. Yet they went undetected by researchers studying the immune system for a century. "Scientists tend to...
  • Scavenger cells help limbs to regrow

    05/21/2013 11:35:15 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    ABC.net.au ^ | 5/21/13 | Clare Pain
    A scavenging immune system cell that helps limbs regrow in salamanders brings hope that humans will one day be able to mimic the animal's amazing regenerative powers, say Australian researchers. The findings by Dr James Godwin, of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University, and colleagues, are published in today's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.Salamanders (axolotls) are unique amongst vertebrates in being able to repair their hearts, tails, spinal cord and brain, and even regrow whole limbs during adult life, says Godwin. He sees their "perfect regeneration" as a holy grail. "We're trying to...
  • Early Cities Spurred Evolution of Immune System? [ "Amazing" DNA results show benefits ]

    11/12/2010 9:03:42 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 47 replies · 1+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | November 8, 2010 | Matt Kaplan
    As in cities today, the earliest towns helped expose their inhabitants to inordinate opportunities for infection -- and today their descendants are stronger for it, a new study says. "If cities increase the amount of disease people are exposed to, shouldn't they also, over time, make them natural places for disease resistance to evolve?" asked study co-author Mark Thomas, a biologist at University College London... study co-author Ian Barnes, a molecular paleobiologist at University College London, screened DNA samples from 17 groups long associated with particular regions of Europe, Asia, and Africa -- for example Anatolian Turks and the southern...
  • Immune system of healthy adults may be better prepared than expected to fight 2009 H1N1 influenza

    11/16/2009 12:23:01 PM PST · by decimon · 9 replies · 560+ views
    WHAT: A new study shows that molecular similarities exist between the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus and other strains of seasonal H1N1 virus that have been circulating in the population since 1988. These results suggest that healthy adults may have a level of protective immune memory that can blunt the severity of infection caused by the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The study team was led by Bjoern Peters, Ph.D., and Alessandro Sette, Ph.D., of La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, Calif., grantees of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The...
  • Computer Simulation Sheds Light on Body's Immune Response to Flu

    05/22/2009 2:22:36 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 1 replies · 288+ views
    OBBEC ^ | 05-19-2009 | Dr Hulin Wu
    Rochester, NY (OBBeC) - Researchers have reported new revelations on how the body responds to flu. According to the report, scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have for the first time -- with the use of a computer simulation -- successfully tested a major portion of the body's immune reaction to influenza type A, with implications for treatment design and preparation ahead of future pandemics. The work has been accepted for publication, and posted online, by the Journal of Virology. The new "global" flu model is built out of preexisting, smaller-scale models that capture in mathematical equations millions...
  • Broccoli May Help Boost Aging Immune System

    03/10/2008 11:03:55 AM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 844+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-10-2008 | University of California - Los Angeles.
    Broccoli May Help Boost Aging Immune SystemBroccoli. (Credit: Image courtesy of University of California - Los Angeles)ScienceDaily (Mar. 10, 2008) — Eat your broccoli! That's the advice from UCLA researchers who have found that a chemical in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may hold a key to restoring the body's immunity, which declines as we age. Published in the online edition of the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the study findings show that sulforaphane, a chemical in broccoli, switches on a set of antioxidant genes and enzymes in specific immune cells, which then combat the injurious effects of molecules...
  • Strange Creature Immune to Pain (Naked mole rats)

    01/29/2008 9:49:18 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,320+ views
    LiveScience.com on Yahoo ^ | 1/29/08 | Charles Q. Choi
    As vulnerable as naked mole rats seem, researchers now find the hairless, bucktoothed rodents are invulnerable to the pain of acid and the sting of chili peppers. A better understanding of pain resistance in these sausage-like creatures could lead to new drugs for people with chronic pain, scientists added. Naked mole rats live in cramped, oxygen-starved burrows some six feet underground in central East Africa. Unusually, they are cold-blooded — which, as far as anyone knows, is unique among mammals. "They're the nicest, sweetest animals I've ever worked with — they look frightening, but they're very gentle," said neurobiologist Thomas...
  • Potato Salad May Help the Immune System

    06/25/2007 3:22:59 PM PDT · by blam · 147 replies · 2,975+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-25-2007 | Society Of Chemical Industry
    Source: Society of Chemical Industry Date: June 25, 2007 Potato Salad May Help the Immune System Science Daily — It has long been known that eating potatoes is good for bowel health, but new research suggests that they may also have a beneficial effect on the whole immune system. Especially if eaten cold or in a potato salad, Anne Pichon reports in Chemistry & Industry. Spanish researchers found that growing pigs fed large quantities of raw potato starch (RPS) had a healthier bowel. Not a surprise, but they also found that RPS pigs had decreased levels of white blood cells,...
  • Create A Back-Up Copy Of Your Immune System

    06/22/2007 5:37:05 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 534+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-22-2007 | Andy Coghlan
    Create a back-up copy of your immune system 22 June 2007 NewScientist.com news service Andy Coghlan Imagine having a spare copy of your immune system on ice, ready to replace your existing one should you fall victim to AIDS, an autoimmune disease, or have to undergo extensive chemotherapy for cancer. An Anglo-American company called Lifeforce has received permission from the US Food and Drug Administration to do just that. The firm collects 480-millilitre samples of blood from healthy individuals, extracts the white blood cells and stores them as an insurance policy against future disease. The service comes at a price,...
  • 'Rebuilt' immune system shakes off diabetes

    04/11/2007 8:54:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 34 replies · 1,158+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4/10/07 | Roxanne Khamsi
    Diabetics appear to have been cured with a one-off treatment that rebuilds their immune system, according to a new study. The technique, which uses patients' own bone marrow cells, has freed 14 of 15 patients with type 1 diabetes from their dependence on insulin medication. So far, participants in the trial have gone 18 months without insulin therapy following the procedure, on average. One patient has lasted three years without needing such injections. In patients with type 1 diabetes, which typically strikes in early childhood or adolescence, the immune system appears to erroneously attack cells in the pancreas that produce...