Immune System

Light & Lung Health

Posted in Immune System, Lungs


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The Antibacterial Power of Blue Light

Posted in Immune System, News & Research Worldwide

Blue light is a cleansing light that has been found in many studies to have an anti-pathogenic effect. Here it is shown to be effective in inhibiting growth of Staph bacteria at the RNA level which is exciting because it is the mutation of the RNA that keeps organisms like Staph thriving and hard to treat. Blue light here is being offered as a possible solution for antibiotic resistant organisms. 465 nm is the same spectrum we like to work with. Another great reason to shine with blue light. Genom Data. 2016 May 26;9:4-6. doi: 10.1016/j.gdata.2016.05.011. eCollection 2016. RNA-Seq reveals changes in the Staphylococcus aureus transcriptome following blue light...

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Major Advances In Light Therapy Applications

Posted in Brain, Mood & Stress, Heart & Circulation, Immune System

Photomed Laser Surg. 2016 Mar;34(3):93-101. doi: 10.1089/pho.2015.4015. Epub 2016 Feb 18. “Quantum Leap” in Photobiomodulation Therapy Ushers in a New Generation of Light-Based Treatments for Cancer and Other Complex Diseases: Perspective and Mini-Review. Santana-Blank L1, Rodríguez-Santana E1, Santana-Rodríguez KE1, Reyes H1. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: Set within the context of the 2015 International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies,and of a growing and aging world population with ever-rising healthcare needs, this perspective and mini-review focuses on photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy as an emerging, cost-effective, treatment option...

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Mood, Immunity, Inflammation & Light

Posted in Brain, Mood & Stress, Immune System

Cool to see this study connecting all the dots between inflammation, depression, immunity and light. J Affect Disord. 2015 Oct 1;185:90-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2015.06.003. Epub 2015 Jun 17. Enhanced inflammatory and T-helper-1 type responses but suppressed lymphocyte proliferation in patients with seasonal affective disorder and treated by light therapy. Song C1, Luchtman D2, Kang Z3, Tam EM3, Yatham LN3, Su KP4, Lam RW5. Author information Abstract BACKGROUND: Animals show seasonal changes in the endocrine and immune system in response to winter stressors. Even though increased inflammation has been implicated in the pathophysiology of depression, whether immune...

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