immune defense

Scientists figure out why foetus is not rejected


June 10th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 10 (IANS) An important discovery seems to answer a question that has long perplexed scientists - why a mother's immune system does not reject a developing foetus as ... Read more...

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Reduced levels of important neurotransmitter linked to multiple sclerosis


February 13th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have demonstrated that damage to a particular area of the brain and a consequent reduction in noradrenaline are associated with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

How plants and bacteria ‘talk’ to thwart disease


November 6th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): A new study by scientists at the University of California, Davis, has revealed how plants and bacteria 'talk' to thwart disease.When it comes to plants' innate immunity, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New gene may provide better immune defense against anthrax


September 9th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Scientists from University of California have identified a gene in anthrax-causing bacteria that could be used as a potential therapeutic target for the deadly disease.The ClpX gene in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria in mosquito gut may prevent spread of malaria


May 9th, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 9 (ANI): Bacteria in the gut of Anopheles mosquito could play a major role in preventing the spread of malaria, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene silencing blocks malaria parasites development in multiple mosquito species


March 14th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
Washington, March 14 (ANI): Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have revealed that they have been able to block the development of the malaria-causing parasite in Anopheles ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How ”flesh-eating” bacteria invade body’’s immune system


August 14th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): A new study has found that ''flesh-eating'' or ''Strep'' bacteria are able to survive and spread in the body by degrading a key immune defense molecule. According to ... Read more...

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Celery, green pepper compound may reduce inflammatory response in brain


May 21st, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): University of Illinois researchers report a compound found in celery and green peppers can disrupt a key component of the inflammatory response in the brain.Rodney Johnson of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Fruit fly model explains how salmonella escapes immune defences


April 17th, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 17 (ANI): Salmonella bacteria are known to dodge multiple immune responses to cause debilitating intestinal infection, but now Emory University researchers have taken a major step in finding ... Read more...

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