Infectolab - geroscience

What Is Geroscience & What Does It Mean For The Future Of Medicine?

Aging is a natural part of life. As people grow older, they become more susceptible to a variety of different health conditions based solely on the cellular processes that go along with the aging process.  

Much of medical science in the field of aging has been focused on how to treat age-related diseases as they arise, but there has been a limited focus on the mechanisms that cause aging to be a risk factor for many health ailments. Geroscience aims to bridge that gap in research when it comes to aging and age-related diseases. But what is geroscience, exactly? And how might it affect the future of medicine?

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Infectolab - healthy

The 6 Major Factors That Influence Immune Function

The immune system operates symbiotically with many other processes in the human body. As the first line of defense against pathogens and illness, it needs to be able to do its job properly if any foreign invaders manage to infiltrate the body.

When one factor of overall health is compromised, the immune system can falter, thus leaving you more susceptible to getting sick. But what factors influence the immune system, and how do they do so?

Let’s take a look at six major factors that influence immune function: age, diet, sleep, stress, environmental factors, and genetics.

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