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Over-The-Counter Pain Med May Restore Immune Function In Old Age, Ohio State University Study



9/3/2014 7:32:03 AM

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New research involving mice suggests that the key to more youthful immune function might already be in your medicine cabinet. In a report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology scientists show that macrophages from the lungs of old mice had different responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis than macrophages from young mice, but these changes were reversed by ibuprofen. "Inflammation in old age can have significant consequences on immune function," said Joanne Turner, Ph.D., a researcher involved in the work from the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity and Center for Microbial Interface Biology at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

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