immune system

Do you have the cure for the common cold?

January 16, 2018

Everyone gets the common cold; hence, its name. Why isn’t there a cure or preventative vaccine? Actually there is, and you have it already – an active lifestyle including regular physical activity. David Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, the director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the NC Research Campus, explains. Don’t wait around […]

NCRC Partnership Finds New Evidence Linking Exercise and Immunity

April 27, 2016

A collaborative research initiative at the NC Research Campus looks into the effects of exercise on NK cells, uncovering new evidence about the link between physical activity and immunity.  In 1990, David Nieman, DrPH, discovered that marathon runners experienced higher levels of upper respiratory infections after competing. He also found out one reason why. The […]