Our Immune System uses Chaos to Prevent Disease

New research, appearing in the journal Nature Communications, reveals a new mechanism that is at play in cellular function. Chaotic swings of protein concentrations help keep our immune system alert and functional, preventing chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. Modern research has unearthed many of the faulty mechanisms that are at play in cancer, […]

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Childhood Cancer ~ Part V (iv): Immunotherapy

In Part 1 of this series we explained that this series of articles is not meant to be medical advice, but a guide that may help you as a parent of a newly-diagnosed child with cancer cope just a bit better. Information is knowledge, and never more so than when you are dealing with childhood […]

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Can Berries Help Fight Cancer?

Most of us know that fruit is good for us, and most of us even know that various berries contain certain compounds that are extra healthy, but could berries really help fight cancer? Speak to any “health-nut” and they will say definitely, berries are the way to go for everything health-wise but it is not […]

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The Importance of the Immune System

The immune system is the body’s defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect […]

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Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment are High Risk for Infections

The immune system is an intricate combination of various organs distributed throughout the body. It helps the body to protect itself against invasion by germs, diseases and infections (see pic above). When a germ enters the body, the white blood cells (lymphocytes) are triggered to attack it. White blood cells constantly move throughout the body […]

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