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‘But you don’t look sick’: How invisible illnesses like autoimmune disorders impact patient experience

When your disease is hard to name and doesn’t have visible symptoms, it can be hard for others to understand that you are sick. And, when people don’t know much about your disease, it can be hard to explain it to family and friends. This sentiment is particularly true for the some 50 million people […]

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Changing how we think about warm perception

A team of neuroscientists at Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) have made an unexpected discovery about the way mice perceive warming sensations. It’s counterintuitive: cooling receptors in the skin are critical for the perception of warmth. The finding, recently published in the journal Neuron, challenges the predominant model of […]

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Bacterial protein fragment kills lung cells in pulmonary fibrosis, study finds

A bacterial protein fragment instigates lung tissue death in pulmonary fibrosis, a mysterious disease affecting millions of people worldwide, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mie University in Japan. Led by Illinois microbiology and animal sciences professor Isaac Cann and Mie University immunology professor Dr. Esteban […]

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Older people generally more emotionally healthy, better able to resist daily temptations

The stereotype of grumpy old people apparently doesn’t hold up under closer inspection. A new study from Duke and Vanderbilt University psychologists finds that older people are generally more emotionally stable and better able to resist temptations in their daily lives. “There is evidence here that emotional health and regulation improve with age,” said Daisy […]

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Cake that doesn’t use any milk, eggs or butter is perfect for self-isolation

With supermarket shelves empty, you might be struggling to come up with things you can make. And it’s been a hard week so maybe we all deserve a treat. Enter the magic cake – made without milk, eggs or butter. Yes, you can make this delight from dry ingredients you might have at the back […]

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Can’t find bread? This flatbread recipe only needs three basic ingredients

Can’t find loo roll, hand sanitisers, milk or bread? Though we can’t help you make everything, we do have some simple food recipes you can use to create your own isolation-friendly goods. Chef and baker Brandon Johnson has shared a flatbread recipe that looks super simple and easy to make. Brandon, from South Dakota, posted […]

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Make these scones with three store cupboard ingredients as an isolation treat

With lots of time on our hands now we are stuck at home due to coronavirus isolation, you might want to try out a new hobby, like sewing or baking. But with some food still in short supply and people being told to stay at home and only go to the supermarket when you need […]