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Neutralizing cytokine GM-CSF can halt multiple sclerosis


April 25th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the neutralization of the cytokine GM-CSF could halt the development of multiple sclerosis.In a major breakthrough in the battle against the ... Read more...

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‘Immune profile’ may guide chemotherapy for breast cancer


April 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 4 (ANI): US researchers have discovered a new way to predict breast cancer survival based on an 'immune profile' - the relative levels of three types of immune cells within ... 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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6-month drug regimen ‘reduces HIV risk for breastfeeding infants’


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): In a new study, scientists found that giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of ... Read more...

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New study offers hope to those with multiple sclerosis


February 24th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study conducted by researchers at Wayne State University's School of Medicine has offered hope to people with multiple sclerosis.Harley Tse, associate professor of immunology and microbiology ... Read more...

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How a drop of blood can reveal your age


November 23rd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 23 (ANI): Researchers based in the Netherlands have reported a genetic signature for a person's age - to within a decade or so - in a type of white blood ... Read more...

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New discovery shows promise for type 1 diabetes treatment


October 6th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A research team has identified the role of a type of T cell discovered in 2005 in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatments for childhood ... Read more...

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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...

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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...

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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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Why some monkeys are resistant to AIDS


June 30th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists may have found an answer to why some monkeys don't develop AIDS, despite being infected by the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the monkey equivalent of HIV.The findings ... Read more...

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Enhancing cellular immunity against influenza virus


May 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Trudeau Institute, New York, have identified two key signalling components that may help enhance cellular immunity against influenza virus.David L. Woodland, project leader and president ... Read more...

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Why some people with HIV develop AIDS and others don’t


May 6th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 6 (ANI): Scientists are a step closer to understanding why some people with HIV develop full-blown AIDS, and others don't.Researchers in Massachusetts and California say that the answer lies in ... Read more...

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T cells could aid AIDS vaccine development


April 29th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): Chinese scientists have come up with a new HIV model that suggests killer T cells could come in handy for an AIDS vaccine.Physicists and biologists from Xiamen University ... Read more...

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Rabies vaccine offers hope for AIDS vaccine


December 15th, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists are one step closer to developing a vaccine against AIDS.In the study, lead author Matthias J. Schnell, from Thomas Jefferson University, and colleagues found that a rabies ... Read more...

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Healthy adults’ immune system primed to ward off 2009 H1N1 influenza


November 17th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Healthy adults may have a level of protective immune memory that can blunt the severity of infection caused by the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, according to a new ... Read more...

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Engineered human fusion protein stops HIV-1 replication in mice


September 9th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 9 (ANI): Inspired by New World owl monkeys' ability to make a fusion protein that potently blocks HIV-1 infection, scientists at the University of Geneva in Switzerland have engineered a ... Read more...

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Soon, drug that may make diabetes jabs history


August 11th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Hopes have been raised of a new treatment to free thousands of diabetes sufferers from the burden of daily needle injections.Found in 30 percent of all human cancer ... Read more...

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Diabetes drug may help raise potency of cancer vaccines


June 5th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 5 (ANI): An anti-diabetic drug can increase the potency of anti-cancer vaccines by boosting the immune system, a new study has found.Tests on mice, conducted by researchers at McGill University ... Read more...

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Decoding how cell memory helps immune system fend off invasions


January 25th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Resarchers are close to decoding the mystery of how immune cells fend off infections by remembering and recognising the nature of invading pathogens.Their key finding is that a ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases identified


January 25th, 2009 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists from University of California claim to have identified a potential therapeutic target for autoimmune diseases. They have discovered an abnormality in a patient''s immune system that may ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for cancer identified


December 1st, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): Researchers from the Wistar Institute have found a potential therapeutic target that can help keep killer T cells in prime shape for fighting infection, cancer.The research team ... 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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HIV vaccine fails to give promising results


November 13th, 2008 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): A clinical trial testing the effectiveness of what was believed to be a promising new HIV vaccine has resulted in failure.The vaccine, made by the pharmaceutical company ... Read more...

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Silencing a protein may prevent leukemia


October 23rd, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Researchers at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute have found that blocking signals from a specific protein that activates cells in the immune system could help kill cells ... 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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New vaccine element may offer better protection from avian influenza


September 19th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Oxford University, UK, has suggested that adding a new component to vaccines for influenza might provide better protection against a broad ... 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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New mechanism behind autoimmunity development found


August 14th, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 14 (ANI): A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. has led to the identification of a mechanism in the immune systems of mice ... Read more...

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Rectal gel prevents transmission of SIV in monkeys


August 5th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): A new study suggests that the HIV drug tenofovir may prevent AIDS transmission when applied rectally as a gel.Martin Cranage of St. George''s University of London ... Read more...

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Prostate cancer vaccines more potent with hormone therapy


July 10th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Here's another disease where hormone therapy helps. A study has found that use of the therapy in prostate cancer helped the body target malignant cells more aggressively, besides ... Read more...

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Boosting immune response may help older patients fight TB


June 10th, 2008 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Researchers from Ohio State University have revealed that boosting the immune system in elderly people is the most effective way to help them fight against tuberculosis.Joanne Turner, ... Read more...

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Polymorphisms in two genes cause susceptibility to major depressive disorder


May 30th, 2008 - 5:25 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 30 (ANI): While not much has been known about major depressive disorder, researchers have now found that polymorphisms in two inflammation-related genes are responsible for susceptibility to major ... 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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Abnormal ‘editing’ of gene messages may be responsible for lupus


May 20th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington , May 20 (ANI): A research team led by an Indian-origin scientist has found that lupus may be caused due to abnormal editing of gene messages in a type of ... Read more...

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