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Immune system can abort stem cell regeneration


November 21st, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The immune system's T-cells, which protect our body from invading pathogens and illnesses, can also abort stem cells from regrowing bone and tissue, a key factor ... 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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Key culprit in breast cancer metastasis identified


February 17th, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the key culprit in breast cancer metastasis.When doctors discover high concentrations of regulatory T cells ... Read more...

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Air pollution worsens asthma symptoms in children


October 6th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A joint study by researchers at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley has found that exposure to dirty air is linked to decreased function of a ... 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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Mechanism that helps brain cancer evade immune system attack discovered


January 16th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Scientists from University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre have found that cancer stem cells that trigger the most lethal type of brain tumour also suppress an ... Read more...

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How melanomas shield themselves from immune attack


January 13th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): In a novel study, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have shed light on how melanomas shield themselves from immune attack.Although the immune ... 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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Scientists develop rare cells in lab to counter autoimmune diseases


November 4th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 4 (ANI): British scientists have succeeded in producing a huge quantity of rare cells that can help counter autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.Autoimmune disease are ... Read more...

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Scientists map how white blood cells repair wounds


September 22nd, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 22 (IANS) Based on more than 50 experiments with mice, scientists have mapped out the basic steps taken by a particular set of white blood cells in setting the pace ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientists find novel therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases


September 2nd, 2009 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): A research team led by Indian-origin scientists from University of Michigan have discovered a new mechanism that would help in future therapies for conditions ranging from autoimmune diseases ... Read more...

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Peptic ulcer bug manipulates immune system: study


July 1st, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 01 (IANS) A bacterium found in various parts of the stomach ensures its survival by manipulating our immune system cells, a discovery that could open the way to more effective ... Read more...

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Couple of stings a day takes the sting out of bee stings


November 19th, 2008 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): Researchers from University of Zurich in Switzerland claim to have unravelled the mystery behind why some people are prone to occasionally deadly allergic reactions due to bee ... Read more...

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New anti-tumour vaccine shows promising results in mice


October 3rd, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Scientists and clinicians at Children''s National Medical Center in collaboration with University of Iowa researchers have developed a new anti-tumour vaccine for neuroblastoma and melanoma.While conducting a ... Read more...

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Drug, radiation therapy combo may help shrink established tumours


August 26th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): A new study has shown that anti cancer drugs combined with radiation therapy can help shrink well-established tumours.Anti-cancer drugs such as Ipilimumab, boost the tumour-killing power of ... Read more...

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Bone marrow stem cells may help control bowel disease


August 21st, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) Researchers have found that infusions of a particular bone marrow stem cell seem to protect gastrointestinal tissue from autoimmune attack in mice. A team from Massachusetts General Hospital ... Read more...

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Bone marrow stem cells may help treat inflammatory bowel disease


August 21st, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 21 (ANI): A new study in mouse model has shown that infusions of a particular bone marrow stem cell appears to control inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers at the Massachusetts General ... Read more...

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Absence of specialized cells linked to asthma, allergies


July 17th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): Researchers from NYU School of Medicine have revealed that asthma and other allergies are tied to absence of specialized cells that block allergic reactions.The researchers have identified ... Read more...

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50,000-year-old tummy bug may protect kids from asthma


July 15th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A stomach bug may help protect kids from developing asthma, states a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center.The bug Helicobacter pylori, is a bacterium ... Read more...

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Scientists find possible biological explanation for C-section-linked allergies, asthma


May 21st, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco claim to have identified a biological explanation for the connection between cesarean-section delivery and risk of allergy and asthma ... Read more...

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Farm moms kids less prone to allergies


May 21st, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Pregnant women, who are exposed to farms, particularly to barns and farm milk, protect their newborns from developing allergies, says a new study.Researchers in Germany recently studied ... Read more...

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Specialized white blood cells direct first responders to viral infection


April 25th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Recent studies at University of Washington (UW) have suggested that specialized types of white blood cells, a category called regulatory T cells might put a halt to ... Read more...

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Embryonic stem cells could help curb immune rejection problems


April 12th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): According to a University of Oxford researcher, tissues derived from embryonic stem (ES) cells could help pacify the immune system and thus prevent recipients from rejecting them.According ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover new way to develop tumour vaccines


March 3rd, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 3 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have revealed that turning off the suppression function of regulatory T cells may lead to a new way to develop ... Read more...

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Allergies may soon be history


December 27th, 2007 - 12:05 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 27(ANI): Researchers at the Imperial College of London have discovered a mechanism that can lead to hay fever and other allergic reactions, thus opening up the possibility for new therapies ... Read more...

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Molecule that may improve cancer vaccines identified


November 22nd, 2007 - 4:25 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Authors at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have found a new signalling molecule that might one day allow clinicians to treat diseases by regulating the immune response depending ... Read more...

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High-fat diet makes mice vulnerable to liver injury: Study


November 14th, 2007 - 8:16 am ICT by admin
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Cancer drugs show promise to fight autoimmune diseases


November 14th, 2007 - 2:23 am ICT by admin
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