immune system attacks

Scientists closer to developing anti-malaria shot

August 6th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) Australian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the quest for a vaccine against malaria, which snuffs out a million lives every year, particularly of children.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Breakthrough could nip arthritis in the bud

June 13th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) A breakthrough involving billions of bugs in our guts that play a role in regulating the immune system could actually nip arthritis in the bud. The ... Read more...

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Junk food saves teen’s life from fatal liver disease

February 13th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 13 (IANS) A teenager who gorged on chocolates and junk food is on the road to recovery from a dreaded liver disease that could have killed her, says ... Read more...

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Nasal spray helps stop diabetes

June 15th, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS) In a significant breakthrough, scientists have developed a nasal spray vaccine that could stop children from developing diabetes, a media report said Wednesday.The spray can stop ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Happy marriage also eases arthritis pain

November 18th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) A happy marriage can also ease the agony of arthritis, a study says.Patients who had the support of a loving husband or wife reported less joint pain and ... Read more...

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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 |

Cholesterol drugs lessen arthritis risk, finds study

September 8th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Cholesterol lowering statins taken by millions also nearly cut by half the risk of developing arthritis. The finding raises hopes that the drugs could be used to prevent ... Read more...

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Gene therapy may help cure diabetes

June 22nd, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 22 (ANI): Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston have developed an experimental cure for Type 1 diabetes.Using gene therapy, the team tried to counter the two defects that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why coelic disease patients develop osteoporosis

October 8th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): People suffering from coelic disease, a digestive condition, are at an increased risk of developing osteoporosis, as their immune system attacks bone tissue, say researchers.It was previously believed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

William “Refrigerator” Perry hospitalized in a serious condition

April 22nd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The former Bears player William "Refrigerator" Perry is in a serious condition in his hometown at Aiken Regional Medical Center in South Carolina . Perry,46, has been diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome. ... Read more...

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Good genes behaving badly behind type-1 diabetes

October 31st, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 31 (ANI): Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine say that scientists looking for genetic variants responsible for triggering early-onset diabetes, also known as type-1 diabetes, may be ... Read more...

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Hope for cure of early stage multiple sclerosis

October 23rd, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 23 (IANS) Human trials of a new medicine have been found to control multiple sclerosis (MS) and even reverse the damage caused by the disease, a study has revealed for ... Read more...

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Scientists successfully enhance mice’’s immune system attacks on cancer

October 22nd, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Using multiple tactics to boost both innate and adaptive immunity in mice, scientists at Scripps Research Department of Immunology have successfully enhanced their body''s ability to fight ... Read more...

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Common intestinal bacteria may protect against diabetes

October 7th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 7 (ANI): A common intestinal bacteria can provide some protection against type 1 diabetes, according to a new study. Research collaborators from Yale University and the University of Chicago ... Read more...

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Caesarean babies more prone to diabetes

August 26th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Babies born by Caesarean section have a significantly higher risk of developing diabetes in childhood, a new study suggests.Although the reason for the link is not clear, ... Read more...

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Coming soon, a jab that can spell the end of arthritis

August 14th, 2008 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 14 (ANI): A single injection that can cure rheumatoid arthritis could be on sale within five years, claim British researchers.Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition where the body''s immune ... Read more...

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New gene mutation implicated in lupus

August 2nd, 2008 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): Scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have identified a gene mutation that may cause the immune system to remain active even after fighting an infection, and ... Read more...

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Caffeine could protect against multiple sclerosis

April 8th, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 8 (ANI): Caffeine, equivalent to six to eight cups of coffee consumed by a human in a day, could possibly help protect people against multiple sclerosis (MS); a ... Read more...

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