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Good guys among bacteria bolster our immune system


June 15th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Scientists have long known that certain types of bacteria boost the immune system and now researchers have discovered exactly how bacteria perform this essential task. The human body is ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How bacteria give a boost to the immune system


June 15th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): Loyola University Health System researchers have discovered how certain types of bacteria boost the immune system.Senior author Katherine L. Knight, and colleagues report their discovery in a featured ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Novel treatment gives hope to lymphoma, leukemia patients


February 27th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb. 27 (ANI): Researchers have offered a new hope for a new therapy for patients with certain types of lymphoma and leukemia.PCI-32765 is a new drug being assessed in a Phase ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Common pain relievers may blunt the effect of flu shots


November 4th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Using common painkillers - Advil, Tylenol, aspirin - at the time of getting flu shot may weaken the effect of the injection and have a negative effect on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists reveal how HIV cripples immune cells


September 17th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 17 (ANI): Experts at the Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany have discovered a mechanism in an animal model revealing how HIV cripples immune cells.Dr. Oliver Fackler, in the Virology ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cancer drug effectively treats kidney transplant rejections


December 27th, 2008 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 27 (IANS) Researchers have discovered that a cancer drug can effectively treat organ rejection.Steve Woodle of University of Cincinnati (U-C) and colleagues found that the drug bortezomib, used to treat ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drug therapy effective in immune-mediated kidney disease


August 6th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) Rituximab, a drug, substantially heals kidney injury in patients with membranous nephropathy, a common form of kidney disease, according to a study. The results suggest that this condition ... 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...

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Indian-origin scientist claims to uncovering Achilles Heel of HIV


July 16th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher studying Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston claims that his team has uncovered the Achilles heel in ... Read more...

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