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Protein knocks out HIV by starving it of raw materials


February 13th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) A protein knocks out the most virulent form of HIV by starving it of the raw materials it needs to reproduce, in order to protect out ... Read more...

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Cell component that triggers cat allergy identified


March 10th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 10 (ANI): Researchers have identified a cell component which plays a key role in triggering allergic responses to cat dander.This breakthrough by scientists at The University of Nottingham could provide ... Read more...

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New cell therapy shows promise against atherosclerosis


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 2 (ANI): A new study on mice has found that cell therapy can be used to reverse the effect of 'bad' LDL cholesterol and reduce the inflammation that leads to ... Read more...

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How reovirus kills cancer cells


February 21st, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A new study has found a virus that can help treat cancer.Reoviruses are successfully being used in clinical trials to treat patients with cancer.Not only does the ... Read more...

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Loneliness ‘ups risk of inflammatory diseases’


February 9th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has revealed that chronically lonely people may be at higher risk for certain types of inflammatory disease because their feelings of social isolation trigger the ... Read more...

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Scientists re-educate body’s immune system to repel HIV


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Spanish scientists have hit upon a way to "re-educate" the body's immune system to repel the HIV virus. Researchers at Barcelona's Hospital Clinic, Spain, said they were ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Scientists one step closer to finding cure for snail fever


November 8th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): Edinburgh scientists have made a key discovery in a bid to cure a potentially fatal tropical illness, which threatens 600 million people worldwide.Scientists have found a type of ... Read more...

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Way to turn off immune system’s allergic reaction discovered


October 2nd, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 02 (ANI): Scientists have found a way to turn off the immune system's allergic reaction to certain food proteins in mice- a discovery that could have implications for the millions ... Read more...

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Molecular switch that triggers allergic response in humans identified


January 21st, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American research on human cells has found a molecule thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP), which directs immune cells to develop the ability to generate an allergic response. ... Read more...

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Gene linked to childhood asthma identified


December 24th, 2009 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 24 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene linked to childhood asthma, a finding that may be instrumental in developing new treatments for common respiratory disease.The team led by Hakon Hakonarson, ... Read more...

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Customised HIV treatment closer to reality


November 26th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Scientists from McGill University have come up with an innovative, customised HIV treatment that has proved to be more effective against the virus than the anti-retroviral cocktails currently ... Read more...

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Why inflammation ravages ex-smokers’ lungs


October 29th, 2009 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine claim to have unravelled the mystery behind why inflammation still ravages lungs of some smokers who have kicked the habit years ago.They ... Read more...

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Sperm may play a lead role in HIV spread


October 27th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that HIV can be transmitted by sperm and not just semen.It is well known that during sexual intercourse, HIV-infected men transmit HIV through ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientists find novel therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases


September 2nd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientists from University of Michigan have discovered a new mechanism that would help in future therapies for conditions ranging from autoimmune diseases ... Read more...

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New DNA-like compounds show promise to treat lupus


May 28th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): A University of Iowa researcher has announced the creation of DNA-like compounds that effectively inhibit the cells responsible for systemic lupus erythematosus, an incurable chronic autoimmune condition that ... Read more...

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Cancer-causing virus linked to higher new HIV infection risk


May 1st, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): A new study has found a link between infection with anal human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus that can cause anal and cervical cancers, and higher risk of new ... Read more...

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Immune cell could improve treatment of viral skin infection


April 13th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 13 (IANS) The local action of immune cells in the skin could improve treatment of viral infections, according to a recent discovery. A new study identifies previously unrecognised first-line defence ... Read more...

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Vitamin A signals may help develop autoimmunity treatment


March 2nd, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Scientists have found that Vitamin A plays a major role in the process whereby dendritic cells signal the white blood cells about any intrusion in the body. Researchers ... Read more...

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Novel drug target for severe allergic reactions identified


January 30th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified a novel target that may lead to the development of new class of allergy drugs.The researchers have come across a ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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Cellular implants show promise to treat cancer


January 12th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): In a study on mice, scientists have found that body implants that alter a person''s immune cells could be used to treat a range of infectious diseases ... Read more...

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Scientists film live workings of immune system


December 4th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) Scientists using futuristic technology have filmed live one of the most exciting events in human innards - how a parasite infects an immune cell and spreads throughout the ... Read more...

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Aussie scientists film internal workings of immune system


December 4th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): With the help of multi-photon microscopy, scientists from Sydney''s Centenary Institute have successfully filmed the working of the bodys immune system.It would provide critical insights for future ... Read more...

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New nasal influenza vaccine elicits robust immunity in ferrets


October 29th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 29 (ANI): A novel influenza vaccine, which is delivered nasally, has been found to trigger robust immunity in ferrets, say researchers. Experts at NanoBio Corporation have revealed that the immune ... Read more...

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Discovered: How do germs fight immunity


October 18th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have uncovered the mechanism of how viral infections block output of immune system proteins that protect one from diseases like HIV, TB and measles. These kind of ... Read more...

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Why not all HIV progresses to AIDS in non-human primates


September 17th, 2008 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17 (ANI): A team of scientists from Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Emory Vaccine Center has reached a step closer to determining why SIV and HIV infection ... Read more...

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New device detects signal from immune system cell


September 4th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have detected for the first time chemical signals that single cells in the immune system use to communicate with one another over short distances.The signals were found ... Read more...

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Personalized immunotherapy to combat HIV/AIDS developed


August 16th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 16 (ANI): A research team from Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), along with researchers from Universite de Montreal have developed a personalized immunotherapy to fight ... Read more...

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Scientists show how an anticancer drug dampens the immune system


June 22nd, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): A team of researchers including an Indian scientist has discovered how an anticancer drug dampens the immune system.HDAC inhibitors, which have anti-tumour activity and can be used ... Read more...

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New vaccine reverses diabetes in mice


May 29th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): An experimental vaccine has prevented and reversed type 1 diabetes in animal models, researchers at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh have reported.Microspheres carrying targeted nucleic acid molecules ... Read more...

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Scientists catch suspected cause of type 1 diabetes red-handed


May 10th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 10 (ANI): Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have made a breakthrough in the fight against diabetes, by examining the immune cells long thought ... Read more...

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Indian scientists identify immune system pathway to fight allergens, asthma


May 8th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 8 (ANI): Indian scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified genetic components of dendritic cells that play a crucial role in asthma and allergy-related immune ... Read more...

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