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Macrophages play key role in lung damage during COVID-19

A KAIST immunology research team found that a specific subtype of macrophages that originated from blood monocytes plays a key role in the hyper-inflammatory response in SARS-CoV-2 infected lungs, by performing single-cell RNA sequencing of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid cells. This study provides new insights for understanding dynamic changes in immune responses to COVID-19. In the […]

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Metabolism may play role in recurrent major depression

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Dutch scientists, have found that certain metabolites—small molecules produced by the process of metabolism—may be predictive indicators for persons at risk for recurrent major depressive disorder. The findings were published in the January 11, 2021 online issue of Translational Psychiatry. “This is […]

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The very serious science behind the power of play

Could play be critical to our healthy development as children and continued emotional wellbeing as adults? The world is in a very serious period of change right now. And it can feel like the best way to deal with seriousness is with more seriousness. But research from both game studies and psychology suggest that the […]