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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Health Research: Bone drug protects stem cells from aging ♦ Men also recommend getting help for depression ♦ First flu exposure imprints itself on immune system

First flu exposure imprints itself on immune system A person's first infection with the influenza virus likely stimulates the production of key antibodies that then shape later immune responses to different seasonal influenza strains. Now researchers provide insights on how exposure to the flu impacts the immune system, which could be valuable for designing more effective and longer-lasting vaccines.
Men also recommend getting help for depression Participants in a national survey read a scenario describing someone who had depressed symptoms. Men recommended talking to someone about their problems just as much as women did.
Binge drinking with chronic alcohol use more destructive than previously thought Chronic alcohol use, when combined with repeated binge drinking, causes more damage to the liver than previously thought.
Bone drug protects stem cells from aging An existing drug used to treat osteoporosis also protects stem cells from aging, scientists have found. These researchers now want to understand if the drug can be used to revert ageing in stem cells

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