Ever wonder where colds get their name? Or why we’re all coughs and sniffles during the winter but are rarely sick in the summer?
Turns out our genes change with the seasons, just like the weather.
During the winter months, our bodies pump up the levels of many of the genes linked with inflammation, triggering the tell-tale signs of swelling and discomfort that our bodies use to protect us from colds and the flu.
In the summer, on the other hand, an altogether different set of genes get more highly expressed, …