Category Archive: Immunology

Jan 27

It’s all in the blood: Can we turn back the aging clock?

When Paul Bert, a French physiologist, started to stitch mice together in 1864 he probably wasn’t thinking about the fountain of youth. His main interest was in animal grafting; the way tissue transplants could survive away from the body and affect a biological system (1). Bert’s successful attempts in parabiosis, the surgical joining of two …

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May 31

Are you depressed? Check your immune system.

In a recent Pint of Science event Professor Carmine Pariante from King’s College London talked about the link between mood disorders, such as clinical depression, and the immune system. The main question he addressed in his presentation was how inflammation and depression are related to each other and why it is necessary to diagnose and treat both …

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