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Salmonella can hijack immune cells to spread around the body

Salmonella can cause food poisoning if ingestedScience Photo Library/Getty Images By Yvaine Ye Salmonella can hijack immune cells and use them to spread around the body. Experiments in mouse cells suggest the bacteria do this by disrupting electrical signals in the gut. Our intestines have small electric fields, caused by charged ions, such as potassium… Read More »

12 Things That Happen to Your Body When It’s Freezing

Everyday Wellness When the temperature drops below freezing, the human body uses these incredible mechanisms to try to stay warm. Your blood vessels constrict David Prahl/Shutterstock Your body is built to always maintain a stable core temperature of 37 degrees Celsius (that’s 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit). When the temperature in your environment drops to freezing cold,… Read More »