immune responses

New compound boosts efficacy of HIV, flu vaccine


August 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a compound that boosts the effect of vaccines against the flu, HIV and herpes virus in mice.Research by an Oxford University team, along ... Read more...

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Doggy dust protects against respiratory infection: Study


June 25th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Dust found in a house with dogs may help protect children against a common respiratory virus linked to the development of asthma, says a new study. ... Read more...

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Ranking male baboons recover quickly from injuries


May 23rd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Surprisingly, high-ranking male baboons recover more quickly from injuries and are less likely to become ill than other males, says a new study. Notre Dame biologist ... Read more...

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Eat light, healthy food to stay cool this summer: Doctors


May 17th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) With summers in full swing and the mercury heading north, doctors advise that apart from drinking lots of water, a special summer diet consisting of ... Read more...

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Honey’s immunity boosting secrets cracked


April 9th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, April 9 (IANS) Paving the way for a range of new wound-healing products, researchers have identified key compounds in honey that boosts the immune system.The ground-breaking research, carried out ... Read more...

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‘Pep talk’ can revive exhausted immune cells: Study


December 14th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) Chronic infections stay on because they wear the immune system out, which immunologists describe as exhaustion. Yet exhausted immune cells can be revived by introduction of ... Read more...

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Breakthrough may pave way for new malaria drugs


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Researchers have shown how the malaria parasite can survive in a type of white blood cell in the spleen -- a breakthrough that could lead to ... Read more...

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Nobel medicine laureate Steinman dead: Rockefeller University


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 3 (IANS) The US' Rockefeller University said its Canadian-born cell biologist Ralph Steinman died three days before being awarded the Nobel Prize Monday as the Nobel committee was ... Read more...

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TB shot found promising in animal tests


September 5th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) A tuberculosis (TB) shot developed by researchers has proved both potent and safe in animal studies.TB kills an estimated 1.7 million people every year globally, according ... Read more...

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Monkey jab may open way for HIV vaccine


May 12th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) A potential vaccine for non-human primates may eventually open the way for a vaccine against HIV, researchers say.A team led by Louis Picker, associate director of ... Read more...

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Inflammation may provide breeding ground for cancer


April 20th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A recent study has shown that inflammation can create fertile ground for cancer to develop.Chronic inflammation due to infection or to conditions such as chronic inflammatory bowel disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study of sea squirt may help prevent rejection of transplanted organs


April 17th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Scientists at UC Santa Barbara has indicated studies of the small sea squirt may ultimately help solve the problem of rejection of organ and bone marrow transplants in ... Read more...

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Link between high-fat diets, type 2 diabetes clarified


April 12th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): A new study has clarified the link between high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes.A diet high in saturated fat is a key contributor to type 2 diabetes, a ... Read more...

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Soon, nasal spray vaccines to curb flu


April 12th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): Scientists from Albany Medical College, New York, are one step closer in developing a nasal spray that is more effective against flu, pneumonia and even bioterrorism agents, such ... Read more...

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Scientists identify molecules that help propel cancer metastasis


April 9th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Researchers have identified a novel mechanism that can fight cancer spread by controlling the traffic of cells and fluid from tissues to lymphatic vessels.Harnessing this mechanism may help ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

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Here’s how E. coli bacterium causes illness


March 15th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new study has explained how the O157:H7 strain of Escherichia coli causes infection and thrives by manipulating the host immune response.Scientists at the National Institute of ... Read more...

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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...

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Potential link between immunity, schizophrenia revealed


February 28th, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study from UC Davis has indicated that the number of connections between nerve cells in the brain can be regulated by an immune system molecule.The research ... Read more...

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Steroids to treat asthmatic children: How safe are they?


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new University of Montreal study is evaluating the impact of steroid use on the immune system of kids.The study has suggested that kids experiencing an asthma ... 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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New finding shows promise in the fight against Alzheimer’s


January 27th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new target for the prevention of adverse immune responses, which have been identified as factors in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD).The discovery was ... Read more...

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Why humans are more sensitive than chimps to certain viruses


December 17th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Scientists have found why humans are more sensitive to certain viruses compared to other primates.The greater susceptibility of humans to certain infectious diseases when compared to other primates ... Read more...

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People with severe asthma need higher dose of H1N1 vaccine: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): A government-sponsored study has shown that a standard dose of H1N1 influenza vaccine appears to work well in people who have asthma, but older patients with severe asthma ... Read more...

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Can flu infections prevent asthma?


December 14th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that the influenza virus infection in young mice protected the mice as adults against the development of allergic asthma.The same protective effect ... Read more...

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How TB bacteria to survive in infected organs


December 7th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 7 (ANI): Indian researchers at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi, have identified how tuberculosis bacteria thrive in infected organs.Tuberculosis, caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium ... Read more...

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Universal influenza vaccine ‘on the anvil’


December 7th, 2010 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): Taking various seasonal flu vaccines may become a thing of the past if researchers are able design a vaccine that gives decades-long protection from any flu virus strain.Anthony ... 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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Smoking cannabis ‘ups cancer risk’


November 25th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): A new US study has found that smoking cannabis may increase the risk of cancer by suppressing the immune system.Scientists believe the drug triggers the production of ... Read more...

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Scientists discover how anti-parasitic drug treats tropical diseases


November 11th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): After research of decades, a study has finally found how a key anti-parasitic drug kills the worms brought on by the filarial diseases river blindness and elephantiasis.A researcher ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal cancer’s hiding spots


October 29th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a small number of cancer cells manage to escape chemotherapy by hiding out in the thymus, an organ where immune cells mature.In a new ... Read more...

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Genes of major disease-causing mosquito decoded


October 1st, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): In a new study, researchers examined genes that are turned on during infection in a type of mosquito that is not only a pest, but transmits disease-causing pathogens. ... Read more...

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Genital herpes vaccine ineffective in women: Study


October 1st, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): An experimental vaccine intended to protect women against genital herpes disease proved ineffective in a recent study.A total of 8,323 women aged 18-30 years participated in the ... Read more...

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Starting HIV treatment early preserves immune function


September 29th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has found that HIV-infected individuals who begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after acquiring the virus may have stronger immune responses to other pathogens than HIV-infected ... Read more...

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Gut-invading worms befriend enemy T cells to trick immune system


September 28th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 28 (ANI): Worms that attack our guts dodge the immune system by inducing the development of suppressive T cells, according to a study.Immune T cells are essential for the ... Read more...

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