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Skin bugs protects body from infection


July 29th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 29 (IANS) Bugs that normally inhabit the skin may actually protect the body from infection, shows a study.By the virtue of being the largest organ of the body, ... Read more...

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Kirtan Kriya meditation good at beating stress


July 25th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS) Six months after researchers showed how a specific yoga involving daily meditation cut down stress levels of those caring for Alzheimer's and dementia patients now know ... Read more...

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Stress can be good for immune system


June 22nd, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Stress is bad for you -- you've heard it a thousand times. But it can be good for your immune system, says a study. Short-term stress, ... Read more...

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Weight loss lowers diabetics’ risk of heart attacks


May 4th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) If obese people with Type 2 diabetes lose even six kilos, it will reduce their arterial stiffness by 20 percent and also the risk of heart ... Read more...

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Discovery could lead to ‘next-gen’ vaccines


April 8th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) The discovery of how a vital immune cell recognises dead and damaged body cells could open the way to next-gen vaccines that are more effective and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Over cleanliness could wreck immune system!


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Evidence is growing that dirt and germs protect against disease -- and that our indoor-based, ultra-clean lifestyles are bad for our health.It is said that without ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

How stress in brain increases inflammatory, behavioral responses


May 4th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): Scientists from Ohio State University's Institute of Behavioral Medicine Research have discovered that a model of social stress can increase inflammation among brain cells, providing new insight into ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New fusion molecule ‘empowers immune system to fight cancer’


April 13th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to tap the body's own resources to fight cancer.Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have developed a molecule that lies dormant ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chronic depression linked to accelerated immune cell aging


April 6th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): A new UCSF-led study has found that certain cases of major depression are associated with premature aging of immune cells.The findings indicate that accelerated cell aging does not ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Immune profile’ may guide chemotherapy for breast cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): US researchers have discovered a new way to predict breast cancer survival based on an 'immune profile' - the relative levels of three types of immune cells within ... Read more...

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Scientists find promising new TB vaccine candidate


March 19th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): A team of scientists have discovered a protein secreted by tuberculosis (TB) bacteria that could be a promising candidate for a new vaccine.The protein could also be ... 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 |

Immune cells that act as ‘body’s border patrol’ identified


February 8th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Researchers have identified an immune cell population that acts as the body's border patrol with the outside world and limit the inner body's exposure to allergens, pollutants, viruses, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Fountain of youth’ pill may restore aging immune system


December 14th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists have found an existing medication that restores key elements of the immune system that, when out of balance, lead to a steady decline in immunity and health ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify new ‘infection fighting officer’


December 10th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Johns Hopkins scientists have identified a previously unrecognized step in the activation of infection-fighting white blood cells, the main immunity troops in the body's war on bacteria, viruses ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How swallowing worms can heal ulcerative colitis


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A man who swallowed worm eggs to relieve symptoms of ulcerative colitis has shed new light on how worms promote healing in the intestine.The study also identifies ... 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 |

Clues on inflammation in central nervous system uncovered


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Scientists have found a type of cell that may limit inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS)-and could help in the treatment of brain disorders such as multiple ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Clues to how bacteria and viruses are identified as enemies revealed


October 1st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed how our immune systems detect invading organisms to be destroyed and removed from our bodies.The should ultimately help lead to the development of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Molecular gatekeeper of arthritis identified


September 9th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that elimination of a molecular gatekeeper leads to the development of arthritis in mice.The newly discovered gatekeeper is a protein that determines the fate ... Read more...

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How immune system tolerates foreign body like a foetus


July 8th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Scientists have found that females produce a particular type of immune cell that helps in accepting a foreign body like a foetus. The concept of pregnancy makes no sense ... Read more...

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Defects in immune system enzyme ‘raise arthritis, diabetes risk’


June 17th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that rare variants in the gene coding an enzyme that controls the activity of a key immune cell occur more frequently in individuals with autoimmune ... Read more...

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Boffins find protein that lets brain repair damage from multiple sclerosis


June 8th, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a protein - which helps build the brain in infants and children - may aid ... Read more...

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Body’s own proteins could help in global fight against tuberculosis


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Taking help from proteins in our bodies, Ohio scientists are trying to fight the re-emerging threat of tuberculosis (TB).They have found that the protein CCL5 plays a protective ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Enhancing cellular immunity against influenza virus


May 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Trudeau Institute, New York, have identified two key signalling components that may help enhance cellular immunity against influenza virus.David L. Woodland, project leader and president ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low calorie diet checks weight, boosts immunity


April 30th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) A low-calorie diet not only checks weight but also boosts immunity, according to a recent study. The study led by Simin Nikbin Meydani, director of the Jean Mayer USDA ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Maternal obesity ups risk of heart disease in offspring


February 10th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) Maternal obesity dramatically increases the risk of inflammation-related diseases like heart disease, stroke and others in the offspring, a study says. In a study involving rats, researchers from Duke ... Read more...

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Maternal obesity predisposes offspring to Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart disease


February 10th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): Maternal obesity causes cellular programming in utero that predisposes offspring to inflammation-related disorders, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, from the day that they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Morphine use can delay wound healing


January 23rd, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new study led by an Indian-origin researcher at University of Minnesota has shown that chronic morphine use delays wound healing in the presence on an infection.Dr. Sabita ... Read more...

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New discovery may help inhibit cancer spread


January 15th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists from University of Illinois at Chicago have identified a novel mechanism that may help prevent clot formation and inhibit cancer spread.They claim to have discovered how cells ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Stroke and heart disease trigger identified


December 1st, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists from Imperial College London have identified a molecule that triggers damage in arteries, which causes heart attacks and strokes.They hope that the condition could potentially be treated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New discovery may lead to improved asthma drugs


November 18th, 2009 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): An international team of researchers have made a novel discovery that might open avenues for developing new treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases like psoriasis and asthma.They have identified ... Read more...

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