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New cell type boosts immunity to infection


November 30th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 30 (IANS) A new type of cell actually boosts the body's ability to fight off infections and threatening diseases, reveals a study.It recognises lipid antigens, or foreign molecules, ... Read more...

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Human body can create its own vaccine to boost the immune system


December 15th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the human body can create its own vaccine, which boosts the immune system and helps prevent chronic inflammatory diseases.Researchers at the Biotech Research and ... Read more...

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Catching flu early can protect you from asthma later


December 15th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Catching viruses such as flu when you're younger could protect you from developing allergies later in life, says a new study.Kids today are far too 'clean' for their ... 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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Killer white blood cells could make organ rejection history


August 22nd, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a type of killer white blood cell in the body could make organ rejection history.The cells suppress the immune response in the livers ... Read more...

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Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis linked to liver cancer


May 26th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Patients suffering from cirrhosis preceded by nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) are at an equal risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) than those who develop cirrhosis resulting from hepatitis C ... Read more...

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Boffins discover control mechanism behind autoimmune diseases


May 5th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): A new control mechanism in our immune system has been discovered by researchers at Karolinska Institutet.The discovery is of potential significance to the treatment of serious diseases such ... Read more...

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New discovery to help diabetics with slow-to-heal wounds


April 17th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): With a new discovery about wound-healing process, scientists could offer better treatments to diabetics and other patients who have wounds that take time to heal.Loyola University Health System ... Read more...

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How ovarian tumours evade immune system


December 1st, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at Johns Hopkins have uncovered how ovarian tumours allows the cancer to evade the body''s immune system, causing the disease to spread ... Read more...

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