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Effective antibodies against flu strains identified


August 10th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS) Scientists have identified three human antibodies effective against flu B virus strains. The same team had earlier reported finding antibodies against flu A strains.The isolation of ... Read more...

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‘No mutation of swine flu virus’


April 11th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The health ministry Wednesday denied reports of swine flu virus H1N1 having mutated and said the situation was under control.Refuting reports that a new strain ... Read more...

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Discovery enables quicker diagnosis of chikunguyna


March 15th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 15 (IANS) Doctors can now quickly and accurately identify patients at risk from chikungunya, a mosquito-borne infectious disease endemic to Southeast Asia and Africa.Lisa Ng, principal investigator at ... Read more...

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Breakthrough opens way for curing auto-immune disease


March 13th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 13 (IANS) A revolutionary breakthrough could finally pave the way to cure practically incurable and debilitating auto-immune diseases such as lupus and Sjogren's syndrome.These auto-immune diseases are ... Read more...

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Do immune cells control their own destiny?


January 9th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 9 (IANS) A surprise discovery has shown how some cells may be capable of exercising control over their own destiny.Immunology researchers from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute drew ... Read more...

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New antibodies to combat Alzheimer’s


December 12th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 12 (IANS) Researchers have hit upon a surprisingly new method to make antibodies to neutralize harmful protein particles behind Alzheimer's disease.Antibodies are large proteins produced by the immune ... Read more...

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Jab that halts Alzheimer’s


December 3rd, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 3 (IANS) A jab that could halt Alzheimer's in its earliest stages is being tested on British patients.Some 50 men and women with mild memory problems will be ... Read more...

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Tweaking antibody could lead to vaccine against HIV


May 8th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 8 (IANS) The HIV virus is a "slippery customer" and always tries to evade the effect of human antibodies, say researchers who suggest that tweaking an antibody could ... Read more...

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Major advance in fight against autoimmune diseases and allergies


April 24th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): In a major advance in the treatment of autoimmune diseases and allergies, scientists at the RIKEN Research Center for Allergy and Immunology (RCAI) have identified the mechanism governing ... Read more...

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Now, just one bone-building jab is all it takes to cure osteoporosis


April 23rd, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 23 (ANI): A new bone-building drug has been developed that will help reduce the frequency of treatments for osteoporosis sufferers from once a day to once every three months.Most of ... Read more...

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A jab to beat osteoporosis by building new bones


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) A jab to treat osteoporosis by helping build new bones and drastically reducing the frequency of treatment has been developed. Osteoporosis occurs when old bones are ... Read more...

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Amazing jab cuts down damage in heart attack by 60 percent


April 19th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 19 (IANS) A simple injection administered to patients even 12 hours after a heart attack or stroke could cut down their crippling effects by more than half. British-based ... Read more...

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Omalizumab ‘cuts seasonal asthma attacks in youth’


March 17th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 17 (ANI): A clinical trial has found that the drug omalizumab, sold under the brand name Xolair, nearly eliminated seasonal increases in asthma attacks and decreased asthma symptoms among inner-city ... Read more...

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New test hastens diagnosis of top cause of AIDS-related deaths


March 5th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Early diagnosis of fungal meningitis, a leading cause of AIDS-related deaths in developing countries, may now be possible- thanks to a new, rapid blood test.The University of Nevada, ... Read more...

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Genetic pathways involved in breast cancer identified


March 4th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 04 (ANI): Scientists have uncovered a genetic pathway that affects the development of breast cancer.The discovery could help predict which patients are at risk of relapse for the disease.By studying ... Read more...

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Cancer-killing medical ’smart bomb’ comes closer to reality


February 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Scientists have moved a step closer to creating a medical 'smart bomb' that would seek out and eradicate the root of cancer cells - by developing the world's ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to developing vaccine for MRSA


January 17th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are one step closer to developing a vaccine for life threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint ... Read more...

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Many cancer cells have ‘eat me’ signal: Study


December 23rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new study has found that many cancer cells carry the seeds of their own destruction - a protein on the cell surface that signals circulating immune cells ... Read more...

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New technique could reverse damage caused by strokes


December 8th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): Researchers have reported that a new technique, which jump-starts the growth of nerve fibers, could reverse much of the damage caused by strokes."This therapy may be used to ... Read more...

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Why so many antibodies turn out to be ineffective in blocking HIV infection


November 19th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Duke University scientists have found why some of the earliest and most abundant antibodies available fail to protect against HIV infection.The scientists based their conclusion on the results ... Read more...

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New Study Proves Common Cold Virus Could Have A Cure


November 4th, 2010 - 3:16 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery of a mechanism in the immune system that could help in creating a cure for the common cold. A media ... Read more...

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Cure for the common cold a step closer


November 2nd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Scientists have moved a step closer to a cure for the common cold and the winter vomiting bug after they pinpointed a vital mechanism the body uses to ... Read more...

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Is cure for common cold in sight?


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) A cure for common cold seems to be in sight after scientists identified a vital mechanism that fights off viruses.The breakthrough by scientists at a Medical Research Council ... Read more...

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Food allergies more likely to afflict autumn babies


October 20th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Babies born in autumn are at a higher risk of developing food allergies, a new study says. Those born in October and November are almost twice as ... Read more...

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Experimental vaccine against Alzheimer’s disease created


October 9th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers have successfully created an experimental vaccine against the small protein that forms plaques in the brain and is believed to contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease.Compared ... Read more...

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Mice study shows promise against final stages of terminal cancer


October 7th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 7 (ANI): A study from the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco has shown promise against the final, metastatic stages of terminal cancer.Unusually, the antibody targets healthy ... Read more...

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Umbilical cord blood not the right indicator to measure allergy risk


October 6th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): While testing blood samples from the umbilical cords of newborn babies to assess the risk of allergy, researchers have found that the biomarker in the blood that indicates ... Read more...

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New approach to fight HIV could spur vaccine development


September 28th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): By preventing shape-shifting in a key segment of protein from HIV, the immune system can be primed to develop antibodies against the virus, which in turn could pave ... Read more...

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Now, test to analyse kids’ saliva for cannabis or cocaine use in 5mins


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): Brit scientists have developed a disposable drugs test that allows parents to check whether their wards have been taking cannabis or cocaine by analysing a droplet of saliva.The ... Read more...

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Scientists Find Mouse Related Virus In Patients Suffering From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


August 24th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 24, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Scientists have uncovered traces of a mouse related virus in almost 86% of patients suffering from the chronic fatigue syndrome. The discovery is likely ... Read more...

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Drug to reverse muscle loss due to cancer created


August 20th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have created a molecule that could fully reverse the devastating muscle loss that often accompanies advanced cancer in mice and thereby increased the lifespan of animals with ... Read more...

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Now, a ‘universal’ vaccine that could fend off all types of flu


July 16th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): A 'universal' flu vaccine could be the 'one fits all' jab - a new two-step approach to immunisation.Working with mice, ferrets and monkeys, the US team 'primed' the ... Read more...

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Unearthing Of Antibodies Could Assist The Discovery Of An AIDS Vaccine


July 9th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 9, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): A study on Science, published this Thursday, has declared that the American scientists have unearthed the most effectual HIV antibodies up to now. These could ... Read more...

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Soon, drug ’smart bomb’ to destroy cancer


July 5th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 5 (ANI): Aussie researchers along with Indian scientists are developing "smart bomb" drug delivery system which will search and destroy cancer cells within the body.It will also have fewer side-effects ... Read more...

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Childhood exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls lowers immune response to vaccination


June 21st, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Children exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls ((PCBs) early in life demonstrate a diminished immune response to vaccinations, suggests a new study.PCBs are long-lived environmental contaminants that are suspected to ... Read more...

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