A clue to explaining this paradox came when researchers noticed that mice that were attacked by a cage mate wound up with an unusually large amount of sodium at the site of the bite. They then found high sodium levels in people at the locations of bacterial skin infections.?
So the researchers fed mice a high-sodium diet. And found that the dietary salt boosted the activity of immune cells in the animals’ skin, which gave them a leg up when it came to healing their wounds.?
The findings could lead to treatments that would help us assault infections without having to resort to pretzels, potato chips or pickles.
painful and insulting : adj 痛苦而羞辱的
to rub salt in a wound :在傷口上撒鹽
ward off:? 抵擋、避開
infection :n 感染
dietary :n 食譜? adj 飲食的
heart attack and stroke ： n 心臟病和中風
crave： vt 渴求、渴望
clue：n 線索? vt 為…提供線索
paradox: n 悖論、自相矛盾
wound up：adj 緊張的、興奮的
bite：vi 咬 vt 咬 n 咬、叮、疼痛、受騙
immune cells： n 免疫細胞
give sb a leg up:助人一臂之力
healing:v 治愈、康復 n 康復 adj 有康復幫助的
assault: vi 攻擊 vt攻擊 n 攻擊、毆打、侵犯、威脅
resort to： 采取、訴諸于、借用
pretzels, potato chips or pickles:蝴蝶酥、炸土豆片和腌菜