Study reveals missing link in mechanisms underlying fight-or-flight response

We’ve all felt the effects of an adrenaline rush. Faced with danger, real or perceived, the heart beats faster, breathing quickens and muscles tighten as the body prepares to fight a threat or flee from it. The role of adrenaline in triggering the fight-or-flight response is one of the most well-studied phenomena in biology. However, the precise molecular mechanisms for […]

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Céline Dion Is Being Body-Shamed Again for Being Too Thin—But Her Response Is Perfect

Like a lot of celebrities, Céline Dion has long had to contend with body critics. But now that comments calling her out for being extremely thin  are circulating once again, she's decided to respond to the gossip and point-blank explain why she maintains such a slender shape. "I do ballet. I do a lot of stretching and I work out because it […]

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Dietary factors affecting gut microbiome may influence response to immunotherapy in melanoma patients

Among melanoma patients treated with anti-PD-1 immunotherapy, consumption of a high-fiber diet was associated with higher gut microbiome diversity and better response to treatment, according to data presented during a media preview of the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, to be held March 29-April 3 in Atlanta. “We found that diet and supplements appear to have an effect on a patient’s […]

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Meghan Markle's Response to Being Called a "Fat Lady" Was Perfect

Royal pregnancies are subject to endless scrutiny and there are bound to be at least one or two, uh, awkward moments. The key is to take it all in stride, and that’s exactly how Meghan Markle responded to being called a “fat lady” during a visit to an animal shelter on Wednesday. The Duchess of Sussex, who happens to be […]

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