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How the immune response to a common virus may target the brain in multiple sclerosis

Over 2.8 million individuals are living with multiple sclerosis (MS) which occurs when the brain and spinal cord become damaged due to inflammation. Persons with MS (pwMS) experience various symptoms such as vision disturbance, cognitive dysfunction and problems with balance and mobility. Around 85% of... click to read more

  • Olivia Thomas | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Karolinska Institutet
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Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 20, 2023
The Pawsitive Effect of Therapy Dogs in a Hospital Emergency Department

The overwhelming majority of people attend a hospital ED for pain. The harsh ED environment, including long wait times and stark lighting, has been shown to increase patients’ perceived pain. In 2015, Saskatoon St. John Ambulance therapy dogs and their human handlers were the first to... click to read more

Views 2953
Reading time 3 min
published on Apr 14, 2023
Genetically Reprogramming Biological Clocks: One Step Closer To The Fountain Of Youth

Aging, the cruel fate from which no one can escape, is associated with drastic physiological changes amplified by the increased expression of genes related to cell damage. This uncontrolled expression contributes to the natural aging of our organs and tissues which gradually lose the ability... click to read more

Views 2514
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 11, 2022
How low protein diets promote healthy aging

Age-related, life-threatening diseases – including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes – are a growing problem worldwide as we increasingly live longer. As a result, there is great interest in finding ways to promote healthy aging by delaying or preventing these diseases. Restricting calorie intake has long... click to read more

  • Dudley W. Lamming | Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 8, 2021
Overcoming this is going to be difficult: Suicide risk, stigma, and chronic fatigue syndrome

Suicide claims over 800,000 lives per year. Each suicide leaves behind an average of 6 suicide survivors, who often ponder what could have been done to prevent such a tragedy. Many times, conversations about preventing suicide revolve around treating people's mental health. Indeed, while conditions... click to read more

Views 13614
Reading time 4 min
published on Apr 19, 2021