autoimmune diseases

Proteins’ absence causes diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis


September 10th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 10 (IANS) The absence of related protein molecules, Puma and Bin, prompts immune cells to turn against human organs they are meant to protect and cause type-1 diabets ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eye colour linked to severity of skin conditions


May 7th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) Eye colour can tell whether you're at risk of serious skin conditions. The blue eyed are less likely to have vitiligo, while the brown eyed may ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India-Cuba joint discovery in biomedical sciences wins award


July 19th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, July 19 (IANS) A joint discovery in biomedical sciences by a Bangalore-based company Biocon Limited and Havana-based the Centre of Molecular Immunology (CIM) has won the Cuban Academy of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Compound that effectively suppresses multiple sclerosis developed


April 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 19 (ANI): Scientists have developed the first of a new class of highly selective compounds that effectively suppresses the severity of multiple sclerosis in animal models.Scientists from the Florida ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Do women with silicone breast implants require follow-Up MRI scans?


March 29th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new review has shown significant flaws in the evidence supporting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommendation of regular follow-up magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans for women ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic changes that may predispose women to pre-eclampsia found


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered genetic defects that appear to predispose women to a common pregnancy-related medical problem called preeclampsia that can threaten the life of both ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Engineered protein has potential for new anti- inflammatory treatment


March 11th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have created a new protein molecule derived from the growth factor progranulin, which may provide the basis for new therapies in inflammatory ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists block multiple sclerosis in mouse model


March 8th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have managed to block the development of multiple sclerosis-like symptoms using a mouse model of the disease.When scientists gave mice ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cell population responsible for body’s immune response identified


March 7th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 07 (ANI): The key immune cell population responsible for regulating the body's immune response has been identified.The finding by the scientists from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute could have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify regulatory defect that drives lupus


February 4th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A group of scientists have identified a regulatory defect that drives lupus.Correcting the defect 'may represent an effective therapeutic approach to systemic lupus erythematosus-like autoimmune disease,' according to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New probiotic can treat irritable bowels


February 1st, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 1 (IANS) Probiotics - bugs thought to be healthy for the host organism - found in yogurt have shown promise in combating bowel disorders, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

New probiotic fights inflammatory bowel diseases


February 1st, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Northwestern Medicine researchers say that a genetically tweaked version of a common probiotic found in yogurt and cheese may be an effective therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New drug restores responsiveness to morphine


January 31st, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 31 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug called etanercept can restore responsiveness to the pain-relieving effects of morphine in rats that have developed morphine tolerance.The experimental results suggest that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why we should let daughters play outside, even if they get a little dirty


January 27th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study has proposed how parents may be making their daughters prone to more diseases just because they don't want them to get dirty when they are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Master switch’ for key immune cells in inflammatory diseases found


January 17th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Imperial College London scientists have identified a protein that acts as a 'master switch' in certain white blood cells, and governing whether they support or stop inflammation.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin D deficiencies linked to onset of autoimmune lung disease


January 4th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Vitamin D deficiency could be linked to the development and severity of certain autoimmune lung diseases, according to a new study.Brent Kinder, MD, UC Health pulmonologist, director of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human body can create its own vaccine to boost the immune system


December 15th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the human body can create its own vaccine, which boosts the immune system and helps prevent chronic inflammatory diseases.Researchers at the Biotech Research and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Umbilical cord cells may be useful in arthritis treatment


November 16th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that umbilical cord stem cells can used to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Animal and in vitro experiments have shown that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) taken ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two-sided immune cell could be harnessed to shrink tumours: Study


October 29th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A new study has shown that a recently identified immune cell that directs other cells to fight infection plays a critical role in regulating the immune system in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wheezing and allergies in kids could be determined in the womb


October 26th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that whether a child will develop allergies or wheezing is closely related to how he or she grew at vital stages in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Origin of immune cells in the brain discovered


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study has discovered that microglia-the immune cells that reside in the brain-have a unique origin and are formed shortly after conception.It was previously thought that microglia ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Four new psoriasis ‘hotspots’ identified


October 19th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): Scientists have discovered four new DNA "hotspots" that may one day help guide new treatments for psoriasis, one of the most common autoimmune diseases in the country.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cell that suppresses immune system discovered


October 5th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new type of cell in mice that dampens the immune system and protects the animal's own cells from immune system attack.The discovery has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular on-off switches for cancer and autoimmunity defined


October 1st, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Scientists from the Institute for Advanced Studies in New Jersey are examining how oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes handle cellular stress, and said that each of these opposing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Largest single collection of psoriasis DNA samples offers hope to sufferers


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 2 (ANI): People suffering with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have come one step closer to a cure with the release of the first National Psoriasis Victor Henschel BioBank DNA samples ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vitamin D Impacts Cancer And Autoimmune Disease Genes, Study Says


August 28th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study which was carried out by scientists of Oxford University has highlighted the importance of Vitamin D in warding off a variety of illnesses ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scientists discover new drug target for immune diseases


August 4th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 04 (ANI): Scientists have found a new mechanism that explains how certain immune cells are activated to create protective antibodies against infections or pathological antibodies such as those present in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boffins identify genes contributing to skin disease that triggers hair loss


July 5th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 5 (ANI): American researchers have identified eight genes contributing to alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease that may result in total or partial loss of hair.For the research, America's National ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic discovery could lead to baldness cure


July 2nd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July2 (ANI): Baldness, a trauma for men and women alike, could finally be cured - thanks to a new discovery by researchers.Researchers have linked alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Why autoimmune diseases go into remission during pregnancy


June 18th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A biological mechanism that affects the immune system is what makes many women experience remission of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and uveitis during pregnancy, revealed a study.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some people with HIV develop AIDS and others don’t


May 6th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Scientists are a step closer to understanding why some people with HIV develop full-blown AIDS, and others don't.Researchers in Massachusetts and California say that the answer lies in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Boffins discover control mechanism behind autoimmune diseases


May 5th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new control mechanism in our immune system has been discovered by researchers at Karolinska Institutet.The discovery is of potential significance to the treatment of serious diseases such ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Excessive cleanliness increases your risk of illness


April 17th, 2010 - 4:10 am ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) Excessive cleanliness which creates a sterile environment has led to soaring rise in allergies, a study has found. According to Guy Delespesse, director of the Laboratory for Allergy Research ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Statins ’slow multiple sclerosis progression’


April 15th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Cholesterol-lowering drugs statins can slow the progression of multiple sclerosis, a study has found.The UCSF-led study examining the impact of statins on the progression of multiple sclerosis found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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