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Ultrasound helps drugs get under your skin


September 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have found a way of harnessing ultrasound waves for non-invasive drug delivery or needle-free vaccinations.Ultrasound - sound waves with frequencies ... Read more...

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Scientists figure out why foetus is not rejected


June 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) An important discovery seems to answer a question that has long perplexed scientists - why a mother's immune system does not reject a developing foetus as ... Read more...

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New cell type boosts immunity to infection


November 30th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) A new type of cell actually boosts the body's ability to fight off infections and threatening diseases, reveals a study.It recognises lipid antigens, or foreign molecules, ... Read more...

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New test can quickly distinguish infection from tuberculosis disease


April 2nd, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 02 (ANI): A group of scientists have developed a potential new experimental diagnostic test that is able to quickly distinguish individuals with active tuberculosis (TB) from those with latent TB ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New soybean meal sources ‘are good fish meal alternatives’


February 8th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has suggested that fermented soybean meal and enzyme-treated soybean meal may replace fish meal in weanling pig diets."The price of fish meal has exploded and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India shares 21 percent of global diseases: WHO


January 7th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) India needs to dramatically improve its health situation to sustain growth as it shares 21 percent of the global disease burden, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official ... Read more...

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Groundbreaking technology to detect Alzheimer’s developed


January 7th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 07 (ANI): A novel technology that is able to detect the presence of immune molecules specific to Alzheimer's disease in patients' blood samples has been developed by the scientists from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Edible vaccine for malaria on way


December 31st, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
By K.S. Jayaraman Bangalore, Dec 31 (IANS) A spoonful of genetically modified starch could be a new malaria vaccine if a new strategy that seems to work in mice also performs well ... Read more...

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Scientists use patient’s tumor to form cancer vaccine


November 25th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a novel way to approach cancer treatment.They say that a new process for creating a personalized vaccine may become a crucial tool in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Senior citizens to get flu vaccines before the dreaded flu season starts


September 9th, 2010 - 12:02 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Burlington, Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Older residents of Burlington County in the United States may have a chance to get a high dose Flu vaccine before the Flu season hits, according to ... Read more...

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New test to detect lyme disease rapidly developed


June 20th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): A more sensitive test for Lyme disease that may offer earlier detection and lower cost has been developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health.Lyme disease is ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soon, paper test to determine blood type


June 3rd, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 3 (IANS) A paper test for instantly determining a person's blood type at a cost of just a few pennies is in the offing, scientists say. The test, which involves ... Read more...

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Now, paper ‘dipstick’ test to determine blood type


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Scientists have developed the first "dipstick" test for instantly determining a person's blood type at a cost of just a few pennies.Appearing in ACS' semi-monthly journal Analytical ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Immune evasion’ uncommon in M. tuberculosis


May 24th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): The strategy of "immune evasion", which is common to many viruses, bacteria and parasites, is uncommon to M. tuberculosis where the antigens remain strikingly unchanged and homogenous, found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Removing HIV’s ‘invisibility cloak’ may help defeat the virus


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 22 (ANI): A new research has suggested that removing a chemical 'invisibility cloak' that makes HIV-infected cells look healthy might be the key to defeating the virus.Human cells defend themselves ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Skin implant that can destroy cancerous tumours


November 26th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a tiny skin implant that when introduced into the body with careful engineering can destroy cancerous tumours.Bioengineers and immunologists at Harvard University developed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cure for glaucoma soon, says new research


October 6th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 6 (IANS) Cure for glaucoma which leads to blindness may be on its way. Canadian researchers have discovered an unidentified form of circulation in the human eye which may provide important ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scientists use immune system to reduce prostate cancer risk


September 24th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Centre have found a novel way to reduce the genetic risk of prostate cancer.Typically, vaccines are based on specific antigens ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mathematical model developed to predict the immune response to influenza


May 14th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 14 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a mathematical model that can predict the immune responses to infection with influenza A viruses, including novel viruses such as ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bhopal lab prepared to handle swine flu in livestock


May 11th, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, May 11 (IANS) Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) is prepared to handle the swine flu pandemic in case it afflicts livestock, an official said Monday. HSADL had developed an ... Read more...

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New vaccine to protect kids against meningitis B may be available by 2011


February 11th, 2009 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 11 (ANI): A new vaccine to protect kids against meningitis B may be available by 2011, according to researchers.Although vaccines are available for pneumococcal meningitis and the C and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Feather colour may reveal survival strategy in birds


January 30th, 2009 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 30 (ANI): Researchers in France have shown that the colour of a bird''s feathers indicates the strategy its immune system uses to beat pathogens.Previously, pigments in feathers have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Antigen-laden disks rally immune system against tumours in mice


January 23rd, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 23 (ANI): Harvard University researchers have shown that small plastic disks, when impregnated with tumour-specific antigens and implanted under the skin, can coax the mammalian immune system to attack ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vaccine implants get immune system to attack tumours


January 23rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Small plastic discs impregnated with tumour-specific antigens, embedded under the skin, can reprogramme the immune system to attack tumours, according to new research.The research - which rid 90 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pesky allergies may strangely help prevent cancer


November 12th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): A new Cornell study suggests that allergy symptoms like sneezing, coughing, tearing, and itching may help prevent cancer. Lead researcher Paul Sherman, a professor of neurobiology and behaviour, ... Read more...

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DNA-based vaccine against West Nile virus on the anvil


November 4th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI in Leipzig are developing a DNA-based vaccine against the dreaded West Nile virus (WNV), which can ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scientists successfully enhance mice’’s immune system attacks on cancer


October 22nd, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Using multiple tactics to boost both innate and adaptive immunity in mice, scientists at Scripps Research Department of Immunology have successfully enhanced their body''s ability to fight ... Read more...

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Sensitive nanowire disease detectors developed


October 11th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Scientists at Yale University have created nanowire sensors with simple microprocessor electronics, which are not only sensitive but also specific enough to be used for point-of-care (POC) ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Hepatitis B may be linked to pancreatic cancer


September 30th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A new study has found that past exposure to the hepatitis B virus may be associated with the development of pancreatic cancer.The study has shown that evidence ... Read more...

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Indian American pinpoints Achilles heel of killer HIV


July 16th, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) University of Texas researchers led by Indian American Sudhir Paul have pinpointed the Achilles heel in the protective mechanism of HIV, the virus that claims millions of lives ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Deadly salmonella designed to administer vaccines in the body


July 9th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Scientists at the Biodesign Institute, affiliated to Arizona State University, claim to have made a significant advance towards developing a biologically engineered organism that can effectively deliver ... Read more...

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‘Nanohorns’ could push immune system into action


June 20th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): A team of French and Italian researchers has claimed that nanohorns, a cone-shaped variety of carbon nanotubes, have the ability to trigger an immune response to fight ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Study provides new insights into C. difficile superbug prevention


June 2nd, 2008 - 12:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new study provides fresh insights into the prevention of the superbug Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), often spread in hospitals, and which can sometimes be fatal.C. difficile ... Read more...

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EU approves human bird flu vaccine


May 20th, 2008 - 7:45 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Brussels, May 20 (RIA Novosti) The European Union has granted licence to a British company to market a human pre-pandemic bird flu vaccine in all 27-member European Union countries, the EurActiv ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists reprogram mature B cells to embryonic-stem-cell-like state


April 19th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 19 (ANI): A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) suggests that it is possible to reprogram fully mature, differentiated B cells to an embryonic-stem-cell-like state, without ... Read more...

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