journal of leukocyte biology

Vitamin D protects against viral infections


May 1st, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 1 (IANS) You could protect yourself better against viral infections, especially during autumn and winter, with vitamin D supplementation, says a new study.Since vitamin D levels decrease during ... Read more...

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Discovery could prevent deaths from severe flu outbreaks


March 1st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Researchers have stumbled on a new discovery that may help prevent deaths from severe flu outbreaks and also lung injuries, especially among seemingly healthy people.Specifically, the ... Read more...

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Statins may reduce septic lung damage


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): New research suggests that treatment with the cholesterol drug simvastatin significantly reduces lung damage resulting from severe abdominal sepsis and infection."We hope that this study will not only ... Read more...

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New drug target for inflammatory bowel disease found


April 1st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified IL-23, a cytokine used by the immune system to ward off disease, as a major contributor to the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).The new discovery raises ... Read more...

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Anti-tumor drug that also fights flu virus


March 1st, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): Scientists have found that a drug, called DMXAA, originally developed as anti-tumor agent, also enhances the ability of flu vaccines to ward off this deadly virus.Their study suggests ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in lungs


January 5th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists at the Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, have found a new therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in the lungs.They have found that blocking the activation ... Read more...

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Why vaccines do not work as well for some as they do for others


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): A new discovery by scientists from Singapore may explain why a tuberculosis vaccine is not as effective for some people as anticipated, and potentially explains why other vaccines ... Read more...

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Sweet discovery offers protection against killer viruses


November 4th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new research suggests that a purified form of a product modified from simple sugar molecules can eradicate killer viruses by mobilizing white blood cells.When a team ... Read more...

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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...

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Cancer drug may help treat arthritis, multiple sclerosis


July 1st, 2010 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): A drug already available for treating cancer could also help in the treatment of a range of inflammatory diseases like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and lupus, ... 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...

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Gut bacteria offer new insights for people with celiac disease


April 30th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Striking a balance of intestinal microbiota could play a role in early stages of celiac disease-related immune responses, according to a new study.The research has been published in ... Read more...

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Eat candies to ward off rare, but deadly infections


January 5th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A new study has shown that a compound extracted from licorice root, commonly used in candies, can help fight rare, but deadly infections.A team of scientists from the ... Read more...

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How stress may kill you


December 1st, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Showing the link between the nervous and immune systems, researchers have discovered how stress may kill you.According to a report in the December 2009 print issue of the ... Read more...

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Microbial hitchhikers might compromise human missions to Mars in future


October 30th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): A new research has suggested that human missions to Mars, as well as all other long-term space flights might be compromised by microbial hitchhikers, such as bacteria.That's ... Read more...

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Oxidized form of vitamin A offers beneficial treatment for ulcerative colitis


October 2nd, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 2 (ANI): Retinoic acid-the oxidized form of vitamin A-may be a beneficial treatment for people suffering from ulcerative colitis and other irritable bowel diseases, according to a new study.Published ... Read more...

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Zinc could help fight infections


July 31st, 2009 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): Zinc activates a key protein on T cells needed to fight infections, concludes a new report in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology.The study suggests that zinc may be ... Read more...

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Why HIV patients are more vulnerable to TB infection


July 1st, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Ending one of the biggest mysteries, Harvard scientists have found out why HIV patients are more susceptible to tuberculosis (TB) infection.In their study paper, a team of researchers ... Read more...

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Flu virus can cripple immune systems, trigger pneumonia


May 5th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 5 (IANS) Flu virus can cripple the immune systems of otherwise healthy individuals, triggering infections like pneumonia, even as swine flu continues unabated. Kathleen Sullivan, study co-author, who heads the ... Read more...

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Why do seasonal allergies increase in spring


May 1st, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Spring season is often accompanied by allergies and increased problems for asthmatic people. Now, American scientists have identified a previously unknown cellular switch that turns allergies and asthma ... Read more...

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New research solves riddle of allergic reactions


February 2nd, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) A new research has solved the riddle of allergic reactions and how they may even become fatal, potentially opening the way for new allergy drugs. A study by ... Read more...

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Novel drug target for severe allergic reactions identified


January 30th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): An international team of researchers has identified a novel target that may lead to the development of new class of allergy drugs.The researchers have come across a ... Read more...

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