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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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Secrets of common virus that can cause cancer decoded


December 16th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute have decoded secrets of a very common virus that can cause cancer.About 90 percent of people are infected at some time in ... Read more...

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Factor boosting leukemia’s aggressiveness identified


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified particular relationship that can promote aggressive leukemias and lymphomas.Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) cells survive and thrive not just by their own ... Read more...

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X-rays may increase childhood leukemia risk


October 5th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health has revealed that diagnostic X-rays may increase the risk of developing childhood leukemia.Specifically, ... Read more...

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Potential new treatment for blood-related cancers


May 20th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): In a new clinical trial, scientists have found that SNS-032, one of the first in a new class of drugs that inhibit cyclin-dependent kinases, is safe and could ... Read more...

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New drug type developed to kill lymphoma cells


May 11th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new type of drug designed to kill non-Hodgkin lymphoma tumour cells.The breakthrough could lead to potential non-toxic therapies for cancer patients.The researchers, including ... Read more...

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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...

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Biological catch-22 prevents generation of HIV blocking antibodies


December 16th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): In the run to make an AIDS vaccine, scientists are caught in a biological catch-22 position that has prevented the induction of antibodies, which block the HIV virus.The ... Read more...

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Blood samples yield clues to help fight cancers


November 24th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 24 (IANS) A study of blood samples from patients of bone marrow transplants has yielded clues that could help fight cancers and auto-immune diseases. B cells, the immune cells that ... Read more...

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Gene mutation that makes the body ‘forget’ it’s been vaccinated identified


November 9th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 9 (ANI): A mutation in the gene, called Dock8, could make the body 'forget' it has ever been vaccinated-a discovery that could lead to better vaccinations.Clinical immunologist Dr Katrina Randall ... Read more...

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HIV-1 destroys immune response in the gut within days of infection


July 7th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): Researchers have found that HIV-1 virus moves rapidly in the body, and damages the B-cell antibody-producing system in the gut, within days of infection.The study by Centre for ... Read more...

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Discovery to help trick body into accepting transplants


January 24th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 24 (IANS) A discovery can trick the body into accepting tissues or transplants as its own, eliminating the necessity for immunity suppressing medicines.Stacey Walters, a researcher in immunology at Garvan ... Read more...

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Genes behind aging and cancer resistance identified


November 15th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): Researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine (UCLA) have found that two genes, called p16(Ink4a) and Arf, play a major role in aging and offer resistance ... Read more...

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How body determines optimal amount of germ fighting cells


November 5th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Researchers have figured out how the body determines whether there are enough mature B-cells at any one time, which produce antibodies to fight infections."There is a steady number ... Read more...

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China breeds first transgenic cow with cancer-fighting proteins for humans


August 11th, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Researchers in China have bred a genetically altered cow that can produce cancer-fighting proteins for humans.The cow, capable of producing CD20 antibodies in its milk, ... Read more...

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Long-term allergies may offer surprise benefit


July 30th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Experts at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have found that people who have had allergies like asthma or hay fever for a long time are ... Read more...

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Molecule critical for immune function identified


July 8th, 2008 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that body''s immune system depend on a single molecule, a growth factor, without which it cannot function. The study led by Dr ... Read more...

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New study may lead to better flu vaccine


February 28th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): It may soon be possible to develop a better flu vaccine, thanks to a new finding by a scientist at University of Tennessee.Mark Sangster, a professor of microbiology ... Read more...

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Arthritis drugs also inhibit rogue cells training camps in immune system


January 21st, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have reported that powerful drugs used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a profound, previously unrecognised effect on the ... Read more...

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Scientists identify immunity proteins new role in autoimmune disorders


January 3rd, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by admin
London, Jan 3 (ANI): Researchers have identified the previously unknown role of a chemical messenger or an immunity protein known as interleukin 17 (IL-17), in the development of autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid ... Read more...

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Arthritis and cancer treatment may be promising diabetes treatment


December 19th, 2007 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): An antibody used in the treatment of certain cancers and rheumatoid arthritis may be a promising treatment for diabetes, say researchers at the Yale School of Medicine.The boffins ... Read more...

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