innate immune system

Prebiotic helps lower colon cancer risk: study


May 4th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) A prebiotic has shown promise in helping the body's own natural killer cells fight bacterial infection and lower colon cancer risk, a study says. Prebiotics are ... Read more...

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Chinese scientists make headway in leprosy prevention


January 30th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 30 (IANS) Chinese scientists have claimed to have identified 10 susceptibility genes for leprosy to date, a finding that will help identify high-risk individuals and aid in the ... Read more...

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Simple jab could limit heart attacks and stroke damages


April 19th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 19 (ANI): The damages from heart attacks and stroke could be radically reduced by a simple injection, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of Leicester are developing a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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 |

Arthritis drug shows promise in treating common recurrent fever in kids


April 9th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): A team of researchers at the National Institutes of Health has identified a promising new treatment for common recurrent fever in children.The syndrome is called periodic fever associated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New way to halt lung inflammation in animal models discovered


January 15th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Researchers at University of Colorado School of Medicine seem to have discovered a new way to halt lung inflammation.In the study, researchers used animal models of ALI (acute ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Our immune system has back-up to fight infection


December 28th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Our immune system has an effective backup plan to protect the body from infection when its "master switch" fails, says a new study. Our immune system protects the ... 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...

Posted in Health Science |

New signaling pathway linked to inflammatory disease discovered


December 15th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have described for the first time a key inhibitory role for the IL-1 signaling pathway in the human innate immune system, providing novel insights into human inflammatory ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study on zebrafish paves way for new cancer treatment


December 15th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): The imaging of tumour growth in zebrafish has shed light on how newly formed cancer cells can co-opt the immune system into spreading the disease.The work is leading ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Why nickel causes allergies in humans


August 16th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 16 (ANI): German researchers have finally traced the reason for allergies caused by nickel.Researchers at University of Giessen, Germany found that the metal directly activates a member of the family ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover new drug target for immune diseases


August 4th, 2010 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 04 (ANI): Scientists have found a new mechanism that explains how certain immune cells are activated to create protective antibodies against infections or pathological antibodies such as those present in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Trigger to early, effective antibody response discovered


July 7th, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): American scientists have discovered a trigger that induces B cells to produce effective and long-lived antibodies early in the immune response.The researchers at National Jewish Health found ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene change linked to increased risk of mother-to-child HIV transmission


May 25th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 25 (ANI): There is a link between specific variants of the gene that codes for a key immune system protein, TLR9, and the risk of mother-to-child, or vertical, transmission of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mechanism T cells use to block HIV discovered


May 18th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): Researchers at Duke University Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered a new role for a host protein that provides further insight into how CD8+ ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Key molecular step to fighting off viruses identified


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A study has found how a protein helps the immune system to fight of viruses.Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that a certain form of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Clearer picture of cholesterol’s link to heart disease


February 4th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Researchers now have a clearer, if more complicated, picture of how one class of immune cells goes wrong when loaded with cholesterol. Their study shows that when it ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Bacteria plays an important role in a plant’s immunity


November 28th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 28 (IANS) When it comes to plants' innate immunity, bacteria play a vital role, according to researchers. A receptor molecule in the plant pairs up with a specific molecule on the ... Read more...

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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 |

Sequencing DNA of 10,000 vertebrates would help explain evolutionary mysteries


November 5th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): An international consortium of scientists is all set to launch an effort to sequence the DNA of 10,000 vertebrates.The plan is to obtain, preserve, and sequence the DNA ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Researchers stress importance of Vitamin D


August 19th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 19 (IANS) The ability of vitamin D to regulate anti-bacteria proteins, a key part of the immune system of humans and primates, has survived through 60 million years of evolution. ... Read more...

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Novel targeted therapy shows promise to eliminate leukaemia stem cells


July 3rd, 2009 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A piece of research has shown that it is possible to eliminate stem cells related to human acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a notoriously treatment-resistant blood cancer, using a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biology says women may be the tougher sex


May 12th, 2009 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) When it comes to equality, men may be lagging far behind women in certain matters. For instance, the latest study by the McGill University Health Centre shows that ... Read more...

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Women have better immune systems than men


May 12th, 2009 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): The whole world must be going gaga over the equality of sexes, but when it comes immunity, women seem to have an upper hand, according to a study.The ... Read more...

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Freedom from lice may have paved way for modern allergies


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): A new study from University of Nottingham has revealed that louse infestation can dampen mammalian immune reactions.The finding means that the epidemic of allergic disorders in modern, urban ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Louse infestation can dampen immune system


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): A new study from University of Nottingham has revealed that louse infestation can dampen mammalian immune reactions.In the study conducted on wild wood mice, Janette Bradley and her ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Meningitis bacteria mimic human cells to trick immune system


February 20th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Reserchers have stumbled upon the deviousness of bacteria that causes meningitis in mimicking human cells to evade the body's immune system. The study could open the way to ... Read more...

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Meningitis bacteria dress up as human cells to evade body’’s defences


February 19th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London have shown the way meningitis bacteria masquerade as human cells to evade our body''s defences.The Nature study ... Read more...

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Protein behind spread of lung cancer identified


January 1st, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine claim that they have identified a protein produced that enhances the spread of lung cancer by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Biggest ever asthma study set to start Down Under


October 17th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A new study, which will be the biggest asthma study of its type in the world, has secured a 2.9 million grant from the National Health and ... Read more...

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Gene discovery may offer blindness cure


October 8th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 8 (ANI): A gene called, SERPING1, has been identified to play a major role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in developed countries.The finding ... Read more...

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Genetic link between immune, nervous systems may pave way for human therapies


September 20th, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 20 (ANI): In a study on roundworm, researchers at Duke University Medical Center have identified a link between the nervous system and the immune system. The findings of the study ... Read more...

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Immune system capable of killing asthma-linked fungus


September 3rd, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): The innate immune system of humans is capable of killing a fungus linked to airway inflammation in asthmatic and chronic sinusitis patients, a new study has found. ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Now, an ”adapter plug” to convert antibodies into HIV killers


August 12th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
London , Aug 11 (ANI): In a major step towards the fight against AIDS, scientists have developed an "adapter plug" molecule that transforms spare antibodies into HIV killers.In this novel way ... Read more...

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