Category: Immunology

Long Covid may be caused by lower Serotonin levels

Long COVID is a dumpster fire of brain fog. But, we have new research that suggests the fire is caused by COVID RNA-induced inflammation in the intestines which reduces the neurotransmitter serotonin in the body. That then messes with your memory and energy. Honestly, this paper is a work...

mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Explanation

  Pretty excited about this coronavirus vaccine, and not only because it’s gonna get me back at the dinner table having awkward small talk with my family, but because this vaccine and the way that it works is really cool, instead of injecting you with like dead pieces of...

How the Tick Immune System Works

What’s up with Ticks? Ticks transmit more than 10 different human diseases. The most common is Lyme disease. It’s estimated that bites mostly from the blacklegged or deer tick cause about 329,000 cases of Lyme disease per year. That’s a little less than half the population of Boston. Lyme...

Plant Defense and Disease Resistance!

Plants are weird. Maybe I should be a bit more specific. Plants have weird immune systems. Scientists know a lot about how the plant immune system works, but there is still a lot we don’t know! Researchers at Duke University have learned a bit more about the plant immune...

Can We Cure Autoimmune Diseases?

What do you do when your illness isn't caused by bacteria or viruses, but is instead caused by your own immune system? Researchers are developing new technologies that could help cure autoimmune diseases....