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    文章來源:未知 文章作者:enread 發布時間:2019-02-22 03:13 字體: [ ]  進入論壇
    Valentine's Day is over, but that doesn't mean you have to give up on love. There are numerous benefits to showing affection, and according to a new study, those include warding1 off colds.
    The new research, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, found that falling in love is associated with an increased activity of certain genes2, particularly ones involved in antiviral defenses. In other words, love could help us fight off viruses like colds and the flu.
    The small study involved just 47 women who were given weekly questionnaires and had their blood taken over 24 months, depending on their relationship timeline. To be eligible3 for the study, women had to be in a new relationship, which was defined as seeing someone for less than a month.
    While women who fell in love over the course of the study had increased activity of the immunity4 genes, this wasn't observed in women who did not fall in love.
    "This could reflect a kind of a proactive response to anticipating future intimate contact, given that most viruses are spread via close physical contact," said Damian Murray, lead author of the study and assistant professor at Tulane's School of Science and Engineering.


    1 warding e077983bceaaa1e2e76f2fa7c8fcbfbc     
    • Magina channels a powerful warding magic damping the negative effects of spells. 敵法師用守護魔法來抵御負面法術的攻擊。
    • Indeed, warding off disruption is the principal property of complex systems. 的確,避免破損解體是復雜系統主要的屬性。
    2 genes 01914f8eac35d7e14afa065217edd8c0     
    n.基因( gene的名詞復數 )
    • You have good genes from your parents, so you should live a long time. 你從父母那兒獲得優良的基因,所以能夠活得很長。 來自《簡明英漢詞典》
    • Differences will help to reveal the functions of the genes. 它們間的差異將會幫助我們揭開基因多種功能。 來自英漢非文學 - 生命科學 - 生物技術的世紀
    3 eligible Cq6xL     
    • He is an eligible young man.他是一個合格的年輕人。
    • Helen married an eligible bachelor.海倫嫁給了一個中意的單身漢。
    4 immunity dygyQ     
    • The law gives public schools immunity from taxation.法律免除公立學校的納稅義務。
    • He claims diplomatic immunity to avoid being arrested.他要求外交豁免以便避免被捕。
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