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Author Topic: Can Boosting Immunity Make You Smarter?  (Read 1422 times)

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Offline oksikoko

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Can Boosting Immunity Make You Smarter?
« on: February 17, 2013, 02:27:39 AM »
Can Boosting Immunity Make You Smarter?
http://discovermagazine.com/2013/march/18-immunity-intelligence#.USCFqFpev6k
The body's defense cells engage the brain in an intricate dialogue that may help raise IQ.

"After testing the animals, Cohen—who didn’t know the details of Kipnis’s research—gave her colleague a call. “She said, ‘One of the groups of the mice you sent me are real idiots. I’ve never seen such idiotic mice,’ ” Kipnis recalls. Those mice could not find the stand; they were also the ones without T cells."
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Offline Ann

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Re: Can Boosting Immunity Make You Smarter?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 06:13:12 AM »
Oksi,

I edited your post to change the title to better reflect what this thread is about. If you read this forum's Welcome thread before posting, you would have read:


When posting new threads here in the Research Forum, please give your thread a title that accurately describes what it's about. Use the name of the trial (or study). This makes it easier for us to keep subjects in one thread, without having three or four threads about the same research. This makes it easier for everyone to find the research news they're interested in.


Please remember that when starting new threads in this section in future. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Offline oksikoko

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Re: Can Boosting Immunity Make You Smarter?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 06:48:59 AM »
If you read this forum's Welcome thread before posting, you would have read:

I did read it. You have a lot of rules, written and otherwise. I do apologize for yet another transgression. I think if I perhaps participated less, I wouldn't feel I've broken a rule every other minute or offended yet another moderator's sensibilities. Perhaps it's designed this way.

Thank you and enjoy your forums.
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2014-??-??: off treatment  ☣ VL (?)              ☣ CD4 (?)
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2013-05-23:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (-) 945
2013-02-25:                ☣ VL (-) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1123
2012-12-16: Enter Stribild
2012-11-20: HIV+           ☣ VL (→) 132,683      ☣ CD4 (→) 920
2012-04-01: HIV-
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Offline Mishma

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Re: Can Boosting Immunity Make You Smarter?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 03:31:01 PM »
Ann, the other mediators, and other users mean well, as did you in posting this interesting piece. Please don't take their criticism badly.

We are all here for much the same reason; somewhere down the line we contracted HIV, we sought solace from others similarly afflicted and we wish to share our stories, our knowledge as well as to solicit input from others.
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Re: Can Boosting Immunity Make You Smarter?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 11:14:37 PM »
Interesting. Although they didn't specify what sort of T-cells were affecting cognition. I would guess that the T cells they were referring to are the T-regulatory-cells? In which case, these aren't the primary targets of HIV. No?
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Re: Can Boosting Immunity Make You Smarter?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2013, 12:26:54 AM »
Sorry, Ann. I was a total brat. You don't have to respond - it puts you on the spot, I know, but I wanted to acknowledge it...
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2014-??-??: off treatment  ☣ VL (?)              ☣ CD4 (?)
2013-10-03:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1105
2013-05-23:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (-) 945
2013-02-25:                ☣ VL (-) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1123
2012-12-16: Enter Stribild
2012-11-20: HIV+           ☣ VL (→) 132,683      ☣ CD4 (→) 920
2012-04-01: HIV-
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Re: Can Boosting Immunity Make You Smarter?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2013, 07:49:29 AM »
Sorry, Ann. I was a total brat. You don't have to respond - it puts you on the spot, I know, but I wanted to acknowledge it...

Thanks, Oksi. I knew when you initially responded to my note about changing the title of your thread and why, that you weren't in the best place emotionally (and with good reason - you had far bigger worries re: housing etc).

That's why I didn't respond to your complaint. I figured you were just venting so I let it go. I don't get my knickers into a twist over every little thing, ya know. Life's too short and I just don't have that much energy.

And for the record, you haven't "broken a rule every other minute or offended yet another moderator's sensibilities". No worries, as they say "Down Under". :)
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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