human immune system

Drug boosts body’s receptivity to Vitamin D


July 31st, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 31 (IANS) Patients taking interferon-beta, a drug for multiple sclerosis (MS), received almost three times as much vitamin D from sun exposure than those not taking the treatment, ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate key to malaria’s ‘invisibility cloak’


January 19th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (IANS) A molecule may be the key to malaria's 'invisibility cloak' and its identification will help explain how the parasite manages to evade the human immune system ... Read more...

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Soon, computers with immune system like humans to avert cyber-attacks


April 24th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Computer scientists and IT engineers are planning to build a new technology that would help computers fight viruses just like the human immune system.This technology would help overcome ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genes that aid antimalarial drug resistance identified


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Using a pair of powerful genome-search techniques, researchers have identified several genes that may be implicated in the malaria parasite's notorious ability to rapidly evade drug treatments.Further ... Read more...

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Stress hampers intestinal bacteria making immune system inactive


April 12th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A new research has indicated that stress not only sends the human immune system into overdrive - but it can also wreak havoc on the trillions of bacteria ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Arctic ozone layer depleted by 40 percent: Experts


April 6th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 6 (IANS) The ozone layer that shields us from the sun's harmful rays has depleted by a record 40 percent over the Arctic, experts have said.The long, cold ... Read more...

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Life work culminates in testing of cancer therapy in humans


March 24th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Queensland, Mar 24 (ANI): A cancer-fighting antibody, originally identified by a researcher from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, is being used to treat humans in a phase 1 clinical trial.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Unexpected find may lead to novel ways to stop HIV


January 24th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 24 (ANI): New techniques to fight HIV could be on their way, as scientists have found that the virus adapts in a surprising way to survive and thrive in its ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New approach to study potentially deadly disease-causing bacteria


December 24th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new approach to study potentially deadly disease-causing bacteria, which could help speed up the process of finding vaccines.Andrea Dowling from the University of Exeter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Protein ‘bullet’ guns down cancer cells


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) A protein 'bullet' fired by immune system cells, known as perforin, can gun down cancer cells, researchers say.Scientists used a powerful electron microscope to see how perforin blasts ... Read more...

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How ’silent HIV virus’ attacks immune system


September 21st, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept 21 (ANI): Australian scientists have discovered how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) keeps a grip on the human immune system that renders any anti-HIV treatment incomplete.They explain that the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New dual recognition mechanism found in TB


September 10th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Scientists from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have made a new discovery that offers hope for new approaches to the prevention and treatment of TB.The team's ... 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...

Posted in Health |

Scientists To Use Stem Cells Against AIDS


July 5th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 5, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It’s reported that after a decade since the progress of anti-viral medications to fight against AIDS, the science world has decided to utilize the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

US scientists create HIV-resistant cells


July 3rd, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 3 (IANS) American scientists have created HIV-resistant cells that could one day pave the way for controlling the virus without using harsh anti-retroviral drugs. Scientists at the Keck School of ... Read more...

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Cheese Boosts The Immune System In Elderly People


May 17th, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Turku, May 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Recent studies from University Of Turku in Finland have come up with the conclusion that consumption of cheese boosts the immune system of the elderly ... Read more...

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Disrupting key structure in TB bacterium could aid in new drug design


May 12th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): In a bid to find new ways to fight tuberculosis (TB), scientists have found that disabling a structure essential to the bacterium's survival could kill the microbes in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New finding may help in dengue fever fight


May 7th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): A new study by scientists from Imperial College London has found that some of the human immune system's defences against the virus that causes dengue fever actually help ... 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 |

New herpes vaccine shows promise


March 12th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): Worried that your partner has genital herpes? Well, a new approach to a herpes vaccine might rid you of any such troubles.The vaccine fights the herpes simplex 2 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New tool prevents bug manifestations in computer software


January 28th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists from Dependable Systems Lab at EPFL have developed a novel tool that would help prevent bug manifestations in computer software.The latest version of Dimmunix, developed by a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Single program to prevent HIV transmission


January 21st, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A new American research using mice models has found that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment prevents HIV transmission.J. Victor Garcia-Martinez, senior author of the study and professor in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stem cells can be engineered to kill HIV


December 9th, 2009 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have been successful in demonstrating that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can target and kill HIV-infected cells - ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Gut worms may help provide protection against allergy


September 27th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 27 (ANI): A new study in Vietnam has found that parasitic gut worms like the hookworm might help in the treatment of asthma and other allergies.Infection with hookworm and other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

HIV uses several routes to escape immune system pressure


September 19th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 19 (ANI): Researchers at the Emory Vaccine Center have shown that HIV relies upon a number of strategies rather than use any preferred escape route to escape immune system pressure. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How to mount a multi-layered attack on fungal infections


September 8th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 8 (ANI): A gathering of scientists in Scotland on Tuesday heard that effective new treatments to fight potentially lethal fungal infections in people with cancer, or those with weakened natural ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Parasites’ quirky trick to persuade immune cells to invite them in for dinner


August 21st, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): Scientists from Imperial College London have found that parasite leishmania tricks immune system to let it enter the body and cause skin infection.Leishmaniasis is an infection caused by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Genetic mapping shows how staph infections disrupt immune system


July 14th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Researchers have used genetic mapping to explain how the human immune system is programmed to respond to Staphylococcus aureus infections.Infectious disease specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Waste from TV screens may be recycled for medical purposes, say researchers


July 14th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): University of York scientists say that it is possible to recycle waste material from discarded televisions to make them useful for medical purposes.The researchers say that they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New fluorescent solution detect harmful ozone in air and body


June 23rd, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a fluorescent substance that can help detect the presence of a harmful molecule in the air and body.The researchers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two structures from old immune system offer hope for treating diseases, infection


June 18th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 18 (ANI): Two new structures, belonging to the oldest branch of the human immune system, have revealed how it fights invading microbes while avoiding problems of the body attacking itself.Both ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Widely used diabetes drug may improve cancer therapies


June 4th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): A widely used anti-diabetic drug, called metformin, may boost the immune system and increase the potency of vaccines and cancer treatments, say researchers at McGill University and the ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel how smallpox virus sabotages our immune system


May 12th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) Researchers are closing in on how smallpox virus go about their deadly business of sabotaging our immune system. These findings may reveal as much about our immune system as ... Read more...

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How smallpox affects human immune system


May 12th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): Scientists from University of Florida have shed light on how small pox affects immune system.The research team have come across a particular interaction between the proteins produced by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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