Immune Response May Highlight Gender Differences

Immune Response May Highlight Gender Differences

The designation “man flu” began as a joke to acknowledge the eye-rolling observation among women that the men in their lives consistently complain more and feel and act sicker than they do, given the same diagnosis. New research, however, may vindicate males: gender differences in immune system responses may actually provide…

Role of the Microbiome in Infant Development

Role of the Microbiome in Infant Development

The human microbiome plays a vital role in overall health, with new information flooding in nearly every day. Defined as “the sum of all microbial life living in or on the human body,” the microbiome is a vibrant community of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that constantly evolves throughout the life cycle as it adapts to environmental, dietary, and life changes. Alterations…