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Newsy (Dec. 31, 2013) — A study suggests moderate drinking might strengthen the immune system.
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CBC (Apr. 1, 2013) — Music boosts the body's immune system and is more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety before a surgery, a research review from two psychologists at Montreal's McGill University suggests.
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Does a Woman's Menstrual Cycle Affect Her Immune System?

Does a Woman's Menstrual Cycle Affect Her Immune System?

Howdini (June 24, 2013) — Hormone fluctuations during a woman's menstrual cycle can affect the body in many ways. Here, Dr. Marianne Legato discusses if they can compromise the immune system.
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Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

Bugs to the Rescue: Antibiotic Compounds From Insects

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) — An increasing number of antibiotics is proving less effective and developing new drugs is not lucrative for the pharmaceuticals industry. Now there's help from a relatively young scientific discipline that marries entomology and biotechnology.Many bugs are masters at adaptation and survival and they boast an incredibly robust immune system. Scientists from Giessen are searching for molecules and proteins with which insects successfully fight off bacteria and fungi. They've isolated a molecule from the multicolored Asian lady beetle which could work against tuberculosis and malaria. And even the honeycomb moth produces molecules that can combat disease-causing pathogens.
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