Researchers investigate link between the liver’s immune system composition and NASH pathology

Our livers work hard to perform an entire range of activities: helping us digest food, maintaining body temperature and serving as an important checkpoint of the immune system for everything that we eat. It is inside the liver that the unique, rich and complex network of immune cells and pathways is set up to decide what is a harmless food […]

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Air pollution linked to high blood pressure in children; other studies address air quality and the heart

A meta-analysis of 14 air pollution studies from around the world found that exposure to high levels of air pollutants during childhood increases the likelihood of high blood pressure in children and adolescents, and their risk for high blood pressure as adults. The study is published in a special issue on air pollution in the Journal of the American Heart […]

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The Real Reason COVID-19 Has Been So Concerning For The Opioid Epidemic

In addition to the physical toll taken by COVID-19, it’s been wreaking havoc on everyone’s mental health. Frontline workers may have borne the brunt of the stress, but even the fortunate ones who worked from home and didn’t have friends or family members seriously ill with the virus still experienced an unprecedented interruption in life as we once knew it. […]

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With Virus Origins Still Obscure, W.H.O. and Critics Look to Next Steps

A scientific mission to China proposed further study for a number of topics. Critics and the director of the W.H.O. have weighed in as well. By James Gorman The joint international and Chinese mission organized by the World Health Organization on the origins of Covid released its report last week suggesting that for almost every topic it covered, more study […]

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With Virus Origins Still Obscure, W.H.O. and Critics Look to Next Steps

A scientific mission to China proposed further study for a number of topics. Critics and the director of the W.H.O. have weighed in as well. By James Gorman The joint international and Chinese mission organized by the World Health Organization on the origins of Covid released its report last week suggesting that for almost every topic it covered, more study […]

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Can you transmit COVID after being vaccinated? CU Boulder students will take part in a study to find out.

Students at the University of Colorado Boulder will participate in a study to determine whether the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna prevents transmission of the coronavirus. The study began at the university last week when 11 students were vaccinated against the coronavirus. About 700 students from the school will participate in the five-month study, according to a news release. The […]

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