In the 1920s, the scientific community unanimously concluded that the brain was disconnected from the immune system. However, this notion of “immune privilege” is being debunked after researchers found a backdoor in the brain that allows immune cells to monitor the brain from a distance and strike when necessary. This discovery suggests that diseases such as Alzheimer’s may be caused not by brain problems, but by a communication malfunction between the brain and the immune system.
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If you’re visiting a farm, keep an eye out for an ominous-looking bronze fog. Nitrogen tetroxide, a red-orange gas, is made by certain bacteria during fermentation when oxygen is lacking in the crop. The lack of oxygen causes the bacteria to use the nitrate within the crops, which then produces nitrogen tetroxide. Inhalation of the gas is known to cause permanent lung damage or kill people and livestock. To prevent this, farmers have started performing nitrate tests after four weeks of fermentation. Read full article here