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Study : Common Coffee Chemical Combined with Flu May Damage Lungs

New research suggests that short-term exposure to a chemical compound created in the coffee roasting process may have damaging effects on lung health when paired with a second exposure, such as the flu. Led by a team at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, the study exposed mice to the toxic chemical compound diacetyl, a natural byproduct …

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A new image of a black hole’s magnetic fields will help us understand the massive jets of energy black holes launch into the universe

Black holes don’t just swallow matter. They also spit it out. From their polar regions, they can launch massive jets of energetic plasma that travel at nearly the speed of light, stretch longer than our galaxy and last for many millions of years. Scientists who are part of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project have announced they’ve imaged the magnetic …

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According to a new study, PREGNANT MOMS’ SARS-COV-2 ANTIBODIES PASS TO NEWBORNS

The findings suggest that mothers who have had COVID-19, or asymptomatic exposure to the coronavirus, can provide some protection against the virus to their newborns through this antibody transfer. The authors of the new paper in JAMA Pediatrics hypothesize this may have implications for COVID-19 vaccines. Antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the blood of pregnant women cross the placenta …

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Researchers have identified a key factor in mental aging using Immune Cell

They’ve also shown that it might be prevented or reversed by fixing a glitch in the immune system’s front-line soldiers. Certain cells of our immune system become increasingly irascible as we grow older. Instead of stamping out embers, they stoke the flames of chronic inflammation. Biologists have long theorized that reducing this inflammation could slow the aging process and delay …

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People go to bed later and sleep less On nights before a full moon

In the new paper, researchers report that sleep cycles in people oscillate during the 29.5-day lunar cycle: In the days leading up to a full moon, people go to sleep later in the evening and sleep for shorter periods of time. The researchers observed these variations in both the time of sleep onset and the duration of sleep in urban …

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